While Chesapeake Energy Corp. works to finalize its natural gas supply deals with LNG buyers, management says it’s narrowing down opportunities to link more of its Haynesville and Marcellus shale supply to international benchmarks in the months to come.

Chesapeake currently has tentative agreements with liquefied natural gas traders that could link up to 3 million metric tons/year (mmty) worth of feed gas supply to international indexes.

Chesapeake’s Justin Brady, LNG and commercial operations director, told NGI the company is looking to capitalize further on that momentum and potentially place as much as an additional 4 mmty under supply agreements in the short-term.

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