Natural gas names such as Chesapeake (CHK -1.4%), Petroquest (PQ -3.8%) and EOG (EOG -2.7%)...

|About: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)|By:, SA News Editor

Natural gas names such as Chesapeake (CHK -1.4%), Petroquest (PQ -3.8%) and EOG (EOG -2.7%) slump after experts say the Marcellus Shale gas boom will slow this year as drillers wait for pipelines to expand, new markets to develop and wholesale prices to rise. Hiring has tapered off, a big difference from recent years when production soared and companies spent billions on leases, well drilling and infrastructure.