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February 7, 2014
08:18 EDTMWE, CHKMarkWest Energy announces completion of Buffalo Creek plant
MarkWest Energy (MWE) announced the completion of the 200M cubic feet per day Buffalo Creek cryogenic gas processing plant and associated high pressure trunk line in the Granite Wash. The Buffalo Creek facility is supported by long-term fee-based agreements with Chesapeake Energy (CHK). As part of the gas processing agreement with MarkWest, Chesapeake dedicated approximately 130K acres throughout the Anadarko Basin. The completion of the Buffalo Creek plant increases the partnership’s total processing capacity in the Anadarko Basin to 435 MMcf/d at two major complexes. The 200 MMcf/d Buffalo Creek facility and the 235 MMcf/d Arapahoe processing complex in Western Oklahoma are connected through the Partnership’s rich-gas gathering system, which provides 575 MMcf/d of gathering throughput capacity and flexibility and reliability. MarkWest’s infrastructure also provides producers with multiple residue gas outlets and access to natural gas liquids takeaway pipelines to Mt. Belvieu and Conway. MarkWest anticipates volumes at the new plant to ramp quickly as Chesapeake has approximately 100 MMcf/d of existing production that the Partnership has begun to process.
News For MWE;CHK From The Last 14 Days
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July 2, 2015
11:14 EDTCHKStocks with call strike movement; CHK PBR
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June 30, 2015
10:01 EDTMWEOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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June 29, 2015
17:09 EDTMWEMarkWest Energy initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
Target $60.
10:09 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:45 EDTCHKChesapeake upgraded to Buy from Underperform at Sterne Agee CRT
Sterne Agee CRT upgraded Chesapeake (CHK) two notches to Buy from Underperform and increased its price target to $13 from $9. The firm said shares are now oversold and the "short" call is now crowded. Sterne Agee CRT said management is working to mitigate the near-term liquidity drain and is aggressively pursuing alternatives to keep pipeline counter-party Williams Companies (WMB) whole on its contract, which could reset shares higher. The firm said the focus should be on Chesapeake's absolute liquidity and raised estimates to reflect slightly improved NGL fundamentals. Sterne Agee CRT recommends trading oriented accounts cover shorts and go long as any catalyst may drive a short squeeze rally in shares.
June 25, 2015
16:00 EDTCHKOptions Update; June 25, 2015
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15:48 EDTCHKChesapeake options active as share trend lower
Chesapeake July 11 and 12 puts are active on total put volume of 59K contracts (43K puts). July call option implied volatility is at 42, August is at 44; compared to its 52-week range of 23 to 68. Active put volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement.
10:00 EDTCHKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:56 EDTCHKChesapeake downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst William Featherston downgraded Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to Sell after his firm cut its long-term normalized natural gas price forecast to $4.00 from $4.50. Featherston thinks Chesapeake carries "far too much financial leverage" and he views the shares as expensive relative to peers. The analyst cut his price target for the stock to $11 from $16. Shares of the natural gas producer closed yesterday down 22c to $11.56. Featherston coupled the downgrade with an upgrade of Marathon Oil (MRO) to Buy.
June 22, 2015
16:00 EDTCHKOptions Update; June 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 17.45. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC CHK WMB BABA TWTR MU AMBA TSLA JPM

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