Chesapeake Energy: Geopolitics Can Help It Thrive, But Seems Overvalued

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Zoltan Ban


  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation spent most of the last decade trying to get away from its shale gas-dominated business by chasing liquid energy assets.
  • As it turns out, Chesapeake Energy's natural gas assets may become the basis for a successful decade, thanks in large part to geopolitical events that greatly increased demand for U.S. LNG.
  • With potentially many years of higher U.S. natural gas prices assured, Chesapeake can re-establish itself as a solid company, by shoring up its financial situation.
  • Chesapeake Energy's prime acreage situation remains a big question mark. It may be tough to turn a profit even within the current favorable natural gas price environment on the back of second-tier acreage.

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Investment thesis: The re-emergence of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK) after a disastrous decade of very low natural gas prices brought it to financial ruin may not make it seem like an exciting investment opportunity. It is

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My name is Zoltan Ban,  I have a BA in economics. I am a personal investor with over a decade and a half of active trading experience.

Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial long position in the shares of SU either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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