Shale Pioneer McClendon, Charged in Bid Rigging, Dies in Crash

March 3, 2016 1:06 AM

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Shale Pioneer McClendon, Charged in Bid Rigging, Dies in Crash

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 comes less than one day after McClendon, who was 56, was charged with rigging bids for oil and natural gas leases.

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