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June 27, 2014
06:20 EDTBPBP, Rosneft sign $1.5B oil deal
Rosneft and BP Oil International Limited signed a set of agreements designed to organize long-term deliveries of oil products and oil on a pre-paid basis. The terms of transaction provide for export deliveries of oil products with possible substitution with oil of up to 12 million tons within 5 years in bulk on a pre-paid basis in an amount of not less than $1.5B. A number of world's leading financial institutions participated in the organization of advanced payment. The price will be calculated by the formula similar to the one used by the company when selling oil and oil products under regular annual tenders. Contractual deliveries may start as early as July. Period of validity of agreements meets interests of Rosneft in conclusion of long-term transactions with heavy consumers, and allows to effectively carry out long-term planning of the deliveries. Commenting on the signing of the document President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin said: "Rosneft extends and strengthens its mutually beneficial cooperation with BP. This transaction opens up new opportunities for both companies: it provides BP with stable supply chain and guaranteed quality of oil products and allows Rosneft to support high profitability of its sales activities and acquire additional financial resources in accordance with the referential nature of such deals."
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September 2, 2014
09:02 EDTBPHalliburton reaches $1.1B settlement on claims related to Macondo
Halliburton (HAL) announced that it has reached an agreement to settle a substantial majority of the plaintiffsí class claims asserted against the company as a result of the April 20, 2010 Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. The approximately $1.1B settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and will be paid into a trust until all appeals have been resolved in three installments over the next two years. The companyís previously accrued loss contingency provision relating to the multi-district litigation proceedings is currently $1.3B. The agreement includes the following: Claims against Halliburton that BP (BP) assigned to the settlement class in BPís April 2012 settlement, Punitive damages claims against Halliburton by a class of plaintiffs who allege damages to property or associated with the commercial fishing industry arising from the Deepwater Horizon Incident, and Affirmation that Halliburton has no liability for compensatory damages to the members of the settlement class in the BP April 2012 settlement. Payments will be held in the trust, pending the finalization of this settlement which is contingent on final Court approval, including any appeals of: The BP 2012 settlement with the settlement class, The District Courtís earlier determination that the contractual indemnity provided by BP to Halliburton is valid and enforceable, and The District Courtís earlier dismissal of economic damage claims against Halliburton. Additionally, the settlement is subject to an agreed-upon level of participation by the current claimants which, if not achieved, allows Halliburton to terminate the agreement.
August 29, 2014
09:37 EDTBPActive equity options trading on open
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06:38 EDTBPRising oil supplies pressuring prices, NY Times says
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August 28, 2014
09:34 EDTBPBP confirms refinery 'minimally' affected after fire, AP reports
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07:35 EDTBPBP downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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August 22, 2014
06:39 EDTBPBP drops $9.3B on fuel stations, exploration in Australia, Bloomberg says
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