Reader picks: Most popular August OGFJ articles

Below is a list of the most viewed articles on OGFJ.com for the month of August.

As determined by you, our readers, the content below is the most engaging and interesting for the month of August 2012. Each selection features a short summary and a link to the original article. 

  1. Chesapeake subpoenaed in antitrust investigation
    Chesapeake Energy received a subpoena from the Michigan field office of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. The company is the target of a DOJ investigation into possible criminal antitrust violations related to the purchase and lease of Michigan properties, Reuters reports.
  2. MLPs to fund shale exploration and development: know your risks
    Master Limited Partnerships are an increasingly attractive structure for funding the significant investments required for the exploration and development of shale plays across the US. Tax benefits, predictable returns and stable cash flow are all draws. However, not all MLPs are created equal – there are varying levels of volatility to consider. 
  3. Addressing corruption and bribery
    Corruption and bribery is the number one ethics and compliance challenge for companies in the oil and gas industry.
  4. Argentina looks to boost shale oil
    A net energy importer for the first time in almost 20 years, Argentina is looking to boost output, in part, by seeking foreign partners to help unlock what the country sees as its vast unconventional oil and gas resources.
  5. An oil revolution is taking place in the US West and Mid-Continent
    While the blockbuster plays in states such as Texas and North Dakota make the biggest headlines for increases in US crude oil production, there's no denying that developments in other states together add up to significant gains

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