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November 28, 2012
12:38 EDTBPBP says working with EPA to demonstrate 'present responsibility'
BP stated: "Today’s announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency regarding BP’s temporary suspension relates only to future potential contracts with the US government. The temporary suspension does not affect any existing contracts the company has with the US government, including those relating to current and ongoing drilling and production operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The EPA’s action is pursuant to administrative procedures providing for discretionary suspension until a company can demonstrate "present responsibility" to conduct business with the US government. BP has been in regular dialogue with the EPA and has already provided both a present responsibility statement of more than 100 pages and supplemental answers to the EPA's questions based on that submission. Moreover, in support of BP’s efforts to establish present responsibility, the US Department of Justice agreed, in the plea agreement, that it will advise any appropriate suspension or debarment authority that in the Department’s view, BP has accepted criminal responsibility for its conduct relating to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, oil spill and response. The EPA has informed BP that it is preparing a proposed administrative agreement that, if agreed upon, would effectively resolve and lift this temporary suspension. The EPA notified BP that such a draft agreement would be available soon."
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March 30, 2015
06:56 EDTBPSeadrill Partners receives notice of termination for West Sirius contract
Seadrill Partners (SDLP) has received a notice of termination from BP Exploration & Production (BP) for the contract for the West Sirius which will be effective after having completed the current well and demobilization, which Seadrill Partners estimates to be by early May. Prior to the cancellation notice, the dayrate and term for the West Sirius and West Capricorn contracts were swapped. The West Sirius dayrate was decreased by $40,000 per day and the term was decreased by two years to expire in July 2017 while the dayrate for the West Capricorn was increased by $40,000 per day and the term was extended by two years to expire in July 2019. Amortized payments for the West Capricorn such as mobilization and upgrades will continue on the original schedule ending in July 2017. In accordance with the cancellation provisions in the West Sirius contract, Seadrill Partners will receive payments over the remaining contract term, now expiring in July 2017. As a result of the termination, Seadrill Partners' backlog will decrease by approximately $160 million. After taking into consideration the expected decrease in operational expense while the unit is cold stacked, and the fact that termination fee payments will not be impacted by downtime, Seadrill Partners does not expect a material impact on its cash flow position over the contract period through July 2017.
March 27, 2015
06:37 EDTBPOil retreats after Goldman says attacks won't have much impact, Reuters reports
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06:21 EDTBPShell pulls back on Chinese operations after oil price slump, WSJ says
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March 26, 2015
06:36 EDTBPOil surges after Saudis attack Yemen rebels, Reuters reports
The price of West Texas Intermediate oil was up about 4% after Saudi Arabia and other countries bombed Iranian-backed rebel forces in Yemen, according to Reuters. OVerseas stocks fell signficantly following the attacks, the news service noted. Publicly traded oil companies include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
March 22, 2015
17:59 EDTBPOPEC will not take sole responsibility for supporting oil price, Reuters says
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March 20, 2015
07:19 EDTBPWhite House expected to unveil fracking rules today, WSJ says
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06:37 EDTBPOil prices fall again, Reuters reports
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March 19, 2015
07:19 EDTBPKuwaiti minister says OPEC can't cut oil production, Bloomberg reports
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