LAW: Texas city settles with Chesapeake over royalty payments Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 A Texas city has reached a settlement with Barnett Shale giant Chesapeake Exploration LLC over disputed royalty payments. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.