U.S. Postal Service subpoenas Chesapeake Energy over royalty payments
Chesapeake Energy has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Postal service, seeking information on its royalty practices, according to a regulatory filing.
As StateImpact Pennsylvania has previously reported, the Oklahoma City-based driller faces a slew of disputes and complaints over how it pays royalties.
A year ago, Chesapeake disclosed that it had been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice and several states. The company is also defending lawsuits related to royalty underpayment in at least half a dozen states, including Pennsylvania. It’s the focus of an ongoing investigation by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office.
A spokesman for Chesapeake declined to comment.