For the most part, it was a fairly quiet week in the energy sector. Unless, of course, you were invested in one of a handful of companies that investors bailed on this week.

According to S&P Capital IQ data, three notable energy companies had a really awful week as their stocks plunged more than 10%. The troublesome trio included Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQOTH:LINEQ), Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (UNKNOWN:ARP.DL), and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU). To learn more about the news that drove these stocks lower, check out the slideshow below.

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