Thursday, September 11, 2008

Texas Man Sues CHK Chesapeake Energy for Noisy Drilling

You can't make this stuff up! As you know, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK ) is very active in the Barnett Shale located in Texas.

A man is reported suing CHK because of the noise coming from compressor stations from one of the drilling sites Chesapeake has there.

Jim Ashford, a resident of the gated Riverbend Estates community in East Fort Worth, said he has suffered months of mental anguish and lost sleep due to the compressor stations. Chesapeake has declined to comment on this situation.

Ashford said he filed his suit in state district court in Tarrant County on Wednesday because of frustration over the excessive noise, which lasted about nine months last year.