Energy pioneer McClendon dies in Oklahoma car crash a day after indictment

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By LNG World News By Heidi Brandes
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Aubrey McClendon, a brash risk-taker who led Chesapeake Energy Corp to become one of the world’s biggest natural gas producers, died in a single-car crash on Wednesday, a day after being charged with breaking federal antitrust laws, police said. He was 56.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that McClendon had been indicted for allegedly colluding to rig bids for oil and gas acreage while he was at Chesapeake, a central player in the U.S. fracking revolution of the past decade. He denied the charges.
Police said they were investigating the cause of the

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