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October 12, 2012
06:10 EDTXOM, STO, BP, CVXBP accused of making "false promises," Reuters reports
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has accused BP (BP) of making "false promises" on oil output, Reuters reports, claiming that the state has missed out on $8B of possible revenues from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields. He says he will take "serious measures" against BP. BP's partners on the project include Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX) and Statoil (STO). Reference Link
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February 27, 2015
09:47 EDTSTOStatoil submits Peregrino phase II development plan
Following the sanction of the Peregrino phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem submitted the plan of development to the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels in Rio de Janeiro on January 30. The project entails a new well head platform and drilling rig and adds approximately 250M barrels in recoverable resources to Peregrino field. The project entails investments of approximately $3.5B. The Peregrino field has a good track record, with more than 90M barrels produced since first oil in April 2011. Based on the current plan, Peregrino Phase II is expected to start production towards the end of the decade, but Statoil will make adjustments to the schedule should that be necessary. The current solution consists of a wellhead platform with a drilling unit tied-back to the existing FPSO Peregrino. The facilities contains standalone power generation and will export power to WHP-A. A total of 21 wells -- 15 oil producers and 6 water injectors -- are planned to be drilled as part of the Phase II development. The expected recoverable resources from the Phase II development within the concession period until end of 2040 are 250M barrels.
06:47 EDTXOMExxon Mobil settles New Jersey lawsuit for $250M, NY Times reports
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February 26, 2015
18:02 EDTBPHelix Energy and BP amend and defer multi-year Q5000 contract
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13:52 EDTXOMExxon Mobil says max exposure to loss from Russia JVs at Dec. 31 is $1B
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February 25, 2015
13:56 EDTXOM, CVX, BPSaudi Arabia aims to become second-largest refined oil exporter, WSJ says
Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi said Wednesday it plans to become the world's second-largest refined oil product exporter by 2017, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements given at a conference. Two new refineries in Saudi Arabia will add 800,000 BPD this year, and a planned 2017 refinery in Jazan will bring the kingdom's total capacity to over 3M BPD. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
08:26 EDTBPEnterprise Products probed by FTC after rivals complain, WSJ says
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06:45 EDTXOM, BP, CVXSaudi minister says demand for oil rising, Reuters reports
The price for Brent oil was little changed around $59 per barrel early this morning after Saudi Arbaia's energy minister said that demand for petroleum was increasing, according to Reuters. The minister added that oil markets "are calm now, Reuters added. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
February 24, 2015
10:00 EDTCVXOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AMC Networks (AMCX) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... American Airlines (AAL) downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... Armstrong World (AWI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc... Basic Energy (BAS) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... CSC (CSC) downgraded at Stifel... Chevron (CVX) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Choice Hotels (CHH) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Eni SpA (E) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Fifth Street Asset (FSAM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... HSBC (HSBC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Huntington Ingalls (HII) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... International Paper (IP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Kayne Anderson (KED) downgraded at Stifel... Landstar System (LSTR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Multi-Color (LABL) downgraded to Neutral from Long-Term Buy at Hilliard Lyons... Newmont Mining (NEM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... ONEOK Partners (OKS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... ONEOK (OKE) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Olympic Steel (ZEUS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Polypore (PPO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... Salix (SLXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Sprint (S) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at BTIG... St. Jude Medical (STJ) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Timmins Gold (TGD) downgraded on lack of near-term production catalysts at RBC Capital... Transocean Partners (RIGP) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Vodafone (VOD) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Williams Partners (WPZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Williams (WMB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Worthington (WOR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Zillow Group (Z) downgraded at Macquarie.
07:31 EDTCVXChevron downgraded on oil pirce, valuation at Oppenheimer
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06:13 EDTCVXChevron downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
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06:06 EDTXOMApple's market cap hits nearly $775B, CNBC reports
Apple's (AAPL) market cap has reached nearly $775B after the stock closed at a record on Monday, up over 2.7% to $133, CNBC reports. Exxon Mobil (XOM) has a market cap of about $377B. Reference Link
February 23, 2015
13:45 EDTCVX, BP, XOMOpec may call emergency meeting if crude continues slide, FT says
According to Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's oil minister, Opec members have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude prices continue to tumble, says the Financial Times. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT).
09:01 EDTXOMExxon Mobil says 2014 reserves replacement totals 104%
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that it replaced 104% of its 2014 production by adding proved oil and gas reserves totaling 1.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels, including a 162% replacement ratio for crude oil and other liquids. At year-end 2014, ExxonMobil's proved reserves totaled 25.3 billion oil-equivalent barrels, which was made up of 54% liquids, up from 53% in 2013, and 46% natural gas. Liquid additions during 2014 totaled more than 1.2 billion barrels, or 162% of production, and natural gas additions totaled approximately 300 million oil-equivalent barrels for a 42% replacement ratio. Excluding the impact of asset sales, reserves additions during 2014 replaced 111% of production. During 2014, ExxonMobil added 3.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels to its resource base, driven primarily by resource additions in Argentina, Canada, Nigeria, Tanzania and the U.S.
February 22, 2015
13:55 EDTCVXChevron relinquishes Romanian shale-gas interests, WSJ says
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11:59 EDTCVX, BP, XOMUSW to expand ULP oil strike
The United Steelworkers, USW, announced that it will expand its unfair labor practice strike, ULP, by launching a work stoppage tonight at midnight at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. This refinery, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, produces more than 600,000 barrels per day. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at Motiva’s two Louisiana refineries in Convent and Norco as well as at the Shell Chemical plant in Norco. Capacity at these facilities is 235,000 and 238,000. These refineries are also jointly operated by Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Refining, Inc. of Saudi Arabia. “The industry’s refusal to meaningfully address safety issues through good faith bargaining gave us no other option but to expand our work stoppage,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
February 20, 2015
17:09 EDTXOMExxon Mobil awarded $1.01B government contract for aviation turbine fuel
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07:37 EDTBPU.S. judge rejects BP request for lower fine per barrel, Reuters says
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has rejected BP's request for a maximum fine of $3,000 per barrel, upholding the maximum penalty of $4,300 per barrel, reports Reuters. The decision means the total fine for BP could reach $13.7B, though it is still unclear when a final decision will be reached. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell stated the company is considering its legal options. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
06:58 EDTBP, CVX, XOMU.S. oil prices tumble after inventory data released, Reuters says
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February 18, 2015
13:02 EDTXOMExxon Mobil experiences 'incident' at California refinery, ABC News reports
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06:41 EDTXOMExxonMobil Australia 'well positioned' to pursue acquistions, Reuters reports
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