In today's edition, Paul and Matt discuss what to watch for in Chesapeake’s upcoming results. Chesapeake is in year two of its 25/25 plan, which is aimed at increasing production while reducing its long-term debt. Liquids production has been growing nicely, but drilling all these wells isn’t cheap. Paul hopes to hear more about the potential asset monetizations in the Permian Basin and the Mississippi Lime, as well as sharply increasing liquids production and continued good results out of emerging plays such as the Utica.
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