NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- The dramatic fall in natural gas prices in the U.S. has left Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) in a difficult financial position. It's been in a hurry to sell off assets to meet its funding shortfall, which is estimated to be at $22 billion. Chesapeake is considering selling off many fully or partially owned midstream businesses alongside some gas and oil fields. It recently completed a $2 billion deal to give up its 46% stake in its affiliate Chesapeake Midstream Partners ( CHKM). Chesapeake's core business was natural gas exploration, but management is considerably shifting focus to a balanced mix of dry gas and liquids production to support sustainability of cash flows in future. We have a Trefis price estimate of $19 for Chesapeake, which is in line with the current market price. See our complete analysis for Chesapeake at Trefis.