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US shale pioneer McClendon dies in car crash

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According to Oklahoma City police, former Chesapeake Energy co-founder Aubrey McClendon (above) drove his Chevrolet Tahoe "at a high rate of speed" and slammed into a bridge embankment before bursting into flames. McClendon died one day after he was charged with rigging bids for oil and gas leases.

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According to Oklahoma City police, former Chesapeake Energy co-founder Aubrey McClendon drove his Chevrolet Tahoe "at a high rate of speed" and slammed into a bridge embankment before bursting into flames. McClendon died one day after he was charged with rigging bids for oil and gas leases.

Oklahoma

AUBREY McClendon, the one-time billionaire wildcatter whose meteoric rise and swift fall traced the arc of the shale revolution, died in a car crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning.

His death came less than a day after he was charged with rigging bids for oil and

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