Articles by Dory Hippauf

Aubrey and Ralph – BFFs

May 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy and Ralph Eads III, the Chairman of Jefferies Energy Investment Banking Group go way back in their association. McClendon and Eads were Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers at Duke University. Prior to joining Jefferies, Eads was Co-President of Jefferies Randall & Dewey.   In February 2005, Jefferies acquired Randall & [...]

Money Runs Through It

May 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

Franklin, Dimock, Leroy, Lenox, Butler – a few of the Pennsylvania towns where clean and safe water has become an issue in the past year. Families who once thought they would find their American Dream in Pennsylvania are now living an American Nightmare. But, this is not a story about those towns and those families. [...]

Part 1: You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard! The Beginning One Sunday afternoon in the summer of 2009 there was a knock at our door. It was a landman from Encana. He wanted us to sign a gas drilling lease; we agreed to look it over. We didn’t know much about gas drilling [...]