Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shale.tv Shelved

Speaking of making our lives more interesting, Chesapeake Energy pulled the proverbial plug on shale.tv, a video web site geared towards touting the benefits of drilling the Barnett Shale to residents of north Texas. The site, which employed ten people including high profile regional news anchor Tracy Rowlett, planned to go live in about two weeks, so Chesapeake’s action was unexpected.

I don’t know if the closure is an indication of hard times at Chesapeake or that the company is going to take a lower profile in “PR stunts” going forward, but the timing of the announcement seems sort of odd.

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