For more than 20 years, Chesapeake Energy has been a leader in driving up the supply of natural gas. Now it's trying to spark the demand side of the equation — a reach for any player.
In the next decade, the Oklahoma City company has pledged to invest $1 billion to increase the use of natural gas in transportation. Efforts range from creating a nationwide network of truck stops to developing home fueling kits that let people fill up in their garage. And partners include 3M and General Electric, two global heavyweights whose involvement signals the potential of this market.