New York, NY- March 8, 2012 - (Investorideas.com Newswire) www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on ongoing developments in the natural gas fuel transportation sector. Following on its news in February of partnering with 3M (NYSE:MMM) to create a CNG Tank, incorporating 3M's nanotech technology, Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK ) announced on Wednesday it has entered into a collaboration with GE (NYSE: GE) to advance its vision of adopting natural gas as a clean transportation fuel in the U.S. Chesapeake's stock was up over 2% on the news.
GE (NYSE: GE) and Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK ) have signed a MOU on a product and services development partnership, representing a multi-year collaboration between the two companies to develop and bring to market compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation and natural gas home-fueling solutions. By improving access to CNG, which is most commonly used in light- to medium-duty vehicles such as pickups, vans, SUVs, taxicabs, transit buses, refuse and delivery trucks as well as consumer vehicles, along with LNG, which is commonly used for heavy-duty industrial purposes, dependence on foreign energy sources can be reduced while simultaneously lowering fueling costs and vehicle emissions.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Barnett, Haynesville, Bossier, Marcellus and Pearsall natural gas shale plays and in the Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime, Bone Spring, Avalon, Wolfcamp, Wolfberry, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Utica unconventional liquids-rich plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial midstream, compression, drilling, trucking, pressure pumping and other oilfield service assets directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C. and its affiliate Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CHKM ). Further information is available at www.chk.com