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February 20, 2013
10:36 EDTHAL, RIG, BPBP to look to implicate contractors during oil spill trial, NY Times says
BP (BP) plans to contend during its trial over civil damages resulting from the 2010 oil spill that its contractors, including Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL), should share some of the liability from the spill, according to The New York Times. The first phase of the trial, which is scheduled to kick off next week, is expected to focus on whether BP and its contractors were guilty of gross negligence, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
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November 27, 2015
10:37 EDTHALEU Commission sets Jan. 12 deadline to rule on Baker Hughes, Halliburton deal
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November 24, 2015
11:05 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; NFLX RIG
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November 23, 2015
05:25 EDTRIGTransocean announces intention to delist from SIX Swiss Exchange
Transocean announced its intent to delist its shares from the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company expects the SIX listing authorities to approve its delisting application prior to year-end and the related delisting to occur in Q1. The company will remain incorporated in Switzerland and its shares will continue to be listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
November 18, 2015
08:37 EDTHALBaker Hughes has superior risk/reward ratio, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes that Baker Hughes (BHI) has one of the best risk/reward ratios in its coverage universe. The firm thinks the stock will rise 25% if its acquisition by Halliburton closes, and fall only 9%-14% in the medium term if the deal falls through. BMO now sees an 80% chance of the deal closing, up from 70% previously.
November 17, 2015
10:16 EDTBPBP confirms exploring sale of Alabama petrochemical facility
BP confirmed that it has decided to market for sale its Decatur, Alabama, petrochemicals complex as part of a broader reorganization of the company's global petrochemicals business. BP said its refocused petrochemicals strategy is pursuing a competitively advantaged portfolio through world-scale, low-cost facilities that utilize BP proprietary technology including the production of purified terephthalic acid, or PTA, a key raw material in the production of polyester. BP is spending $200M to upgrade its Cooper River, S.C., plant and its sister facility in Geel, Belgium - the largest PTA-producing sites in the Americas and Europe, respectively. The investment will enable the two facilities to lower operating costs, improve reliability and reduce emissions. Earlier this year, BP also started up its new Zhuhai 3 unit in Guangdong Province, China. Using BP's latest technology and capable of producing up to 1.25M tons of PTA per year, Zhuhai 3 is the world's largest single-train PTA production unit as well as being one of the largest and most efficient PTA production units in the world. While BP's Decatur complex no longer fits with this strategy, the facility has been a major contributor to BP's U.S. petrochemicals business for many years. It makes chemicals essential for the production of thousands of items, from plastic water bottles to flat-screen televisions. BP expects to complete a sale of all or part of the facility provided a buyer can be found and an acceptable deal can be reached. Reference Link
09:48 EDTBPBP to explore sale of Alabama petrochemical plant, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites e-mailed statement from BP.
November 16, 2015
16:00 EDTRIGOptions Update; November 16, 2015
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06:51 EDTBPBig energy firms saw 70% earnings dip for first nine months, WSJ says
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November 15, 2015
12:59 EDTHALBaker Hughes shares could gain, lose 30% on merger verdict, Barron's says
Shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) could gain 27% if its combination with Halliburton (HAL) gains regulatory approval, but "there is too much uncertainty" to take that bet, as a negative verdict on the merger could send Baker plunging 20%-30%, Barron's contends in a 'Trader Extra' column. Investors searching for less risky arbitrage deals may instead take a look at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A, BRK.B) offer for Precision Castparts (PCP), argues the publication. Reference Link

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