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Chesapeake Facing Breach of Debt Covenants, Says Moody’s

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has to sell “at least” $7 billion worth of assets this year to avoid a breach of debt covenants and a credit downgrade, a senior analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday.

June 1, 2012

Moody’s: Chesapeake Must Sell $7B of Assets or Breach 2012 Debt Covenants

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has to sell “at least” $7 billion worth of assets this year to avoid a breach of debt covenants and a credit downgrade, a senior analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday.

June 1, 2012

Upward Momentum Ends; June Drifts Lower

June futures made an initial attempt to rally Tuesday, but market technicians observed that the market failed to breach important resistance areas and prices settled slightly lower. At the close of trading June had eased 0.1 cent to $4.345 and July had shed 0.2 cent to $4.391. July crude oil surged $1.89 to $99.59/bbl.

May 25, 2011

Northeast Spikes Lead Flat-to-Higher Prices at All Points

Although no Northeast locations were able to breach the $10 average level a day earlier, they did so with a vengeance Thursday as further spikes carried them solidly into quadruple-digit territory. As it often is, Transco Zone 6’s New York pool was king of the price hill with the day’s top quote of $15 and top average of $14.31.

January 21, 2011

Analysts Mull Supply Balance; March Gas Retreats 7.2 Cents

March natural gas futures retreated in lackluster trading Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prior to the open of floor trading the March contract did breach the $4.00 level, trading as low as $3.921 in early Globex trading. Traders cited continued worries of a pervasive supply overhang, although others see factors in play working to contract the surplus. At the close March futures had fallen 7.2 cents to $4.006 and the April contract was down 7.5 cents to $4.036. March crude oil dropped 54 cents to $38.94/bbl.

February 23, 2009

Hedge Fund Demands That Houston Exploration Open Its Books

Charging Houston Exploration with corporate waste and breach of its fiduciary duty to shareholders, hedge fund JANA Partners LLC, which owns 10% of the independent producer’s common stock, stepped up the pressure on the company Friday, demanding that it open three years of books and accounting records.

June 6, 2006

Old-Line Commodity Trader Cargill Moves into the Breach With Mirant Trading Purchase

The biggest, oldest block of Canadian natural gas wound up in the hands of a household name in the West — and a major customer — when Cargill Ltd. took over the traditional “aggregator”-managed supply pools of Alberta and British Columbia from Mirant Corp. on Thursday (see Daily GPI, May 2).

May 5, 2003

Apache Takes Dynegy, Versado to Court for Breach of Processing Agreement

Apache Corp. filed a lawsuit last week against Dynegy Midstream Services LP and Versado Gas Processors LLC in the district court of Harris County, TX, claiming that the companies “engaged in bad faith” and broke their contractual obligations to pay for natural gas and natural gas liquids.

May 27, 2002

Apache Takes Dynegy, Versado to Court for Breach of Processing Agreement

Apache Corp. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Dynegy Midstream Services LP and Versado Gas Processors LLC in the district court of Harris County, TX, claiming that the companies “engaged in bad faith” and broke their contractual obligations to pay for natural gas and natural gas liquids.

May 24, 2002

Duke’s Priory Outlines Six Key Points to Restore Public Confidence

“The breach of trust is deep and wide,” Priory said in a speech to the Economic Club of Detroit. “Business today is suffering from a crisis in confidence. This is no wake up call; it’s a screeching red alert.” Shareholder confidence is at an all-time low, he said.

March 19, 2002
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