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Natural Gas Trader I

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

This entry level position is responsible for securing and managing markets for the transportation or sale of natural gas products, under direct supervision, in order to optimize revenue to the company. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists with soliciting, evaluating, and negotiating natural gas agreements for company operated wells with non-affiliated and affiliated midstream and transportation companies
  • Assists with fundamental analysis and market surveillance to determine the need for pipeline capacity in the basins developed by the company and submits proposals to senior management for approval
  • Assists with marketing the company's natural gas products through term sales and spot sales to markets
  • Interacts with internal and external clients, including upstream/downstream operations teams, midstream, legal, credit and contract administration, and other key business partners on a daily basis
  • Develops, cultivates and manages relationships with end-users and other key markets in the marketing area
  • Responsible for the daily trading of natural gas volumes across multiple assets 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specific Skills

  • Basic knowledge of financial markets and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Basic knowledge of midstream asset operations
  • Basic knowledge of gas sales and marketing
  • Basic knowledge of macro supply/demand fundamentals
  • Basic knowledge of physical and financial trading tools required to meet economic objects
  • Basic contract writing skills, including industry standard terms and conditions of service
  • Basic knowledge of basin fundamentals and competitor information


  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university - Marketing, Energy Management, Finance or related fields


  • Minimum: 0 - 2 years related work experience


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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