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Chesapeake Energy is trying to sell rights to more than 94,000 acres in Ohio

The leases Chesapeake Energy wants to sell are in Stark and Portage counties.

The leases Chesapeake Energy wants to sell are in Stark and Portage counties.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — “Chesapeake Energy Corp. is trying to sell some of its drilling leases in Stark and Portage counties where the shale 6,000 feet below the surface has been said to be rich in oil.

The Oklahoma City company has listed for sale its drilling rights to more than 94,000 acres in the two counties, including three completed wells, two of which are producing. The company has the lease rights to about 1.3 million acres in Ohio.”

— John Funk, The Plain Dealer

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