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Aubrey McClendon is back in business

by Brianna Bailey Published: April 12, 2013
Aubrey's companies have hung out their shingles at the Harvey Parkway building.
Aubrey's companies have hung out their shingles at the Harvey Parkway building.


Just two weeks after leaving Chesapeake Energy, former CEO Aubrey McClendon appears to be moving full steam ahead with multiple new business ventures, at least two of them energy related.

As The Oklahoman first  reported, McClendon has leased out the sixth floor of the Harvey Parkway building at 301 NW 63, just a few blocks away from Chesapeake’s main campus. He also has registered at least two new companies in the state of Oklahoma, Arcadia Capital LLC  and McClendon Energy Operating LLC.

The entity American  Energy Partners LP was also registered on the same day as McClendon Energy Operating by the law firm of former Chesapeake Energy director and long-time McClendon friend Shannon Self, records show.

All three companies have  hung out their shingles at the Harvey Parkway.

The new companies have also registered several web domains. See here and here for details.

I paid a visit to the Harvey Parkway building Friday afternoon and spotted fresh paint in the parking lot. All of prime parking spots at the Harvey Parkway are now reserved for Suite 600 and American Energy.

Inside, a new flat-screen TV by the elevator notes that Arcadia Capital, McClendon Energy Partners and American Energy Partners are all headquartered in suite 600. Renovations are still ongoing on the sixth floor,  but there is an office with the lights on just to the right of the elevator staffed with a receptionist.

McClendon & Co. is open for business, it seems.

McClendon also is taking some of the talent from Chesapeake with him, including Tom Price, a senior vice president who is leaving the company in May.

Will suite 600 at the Harvey Parkway  give birth to Chesapeake 2.0? Only time will tell.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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