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June 24, 2014
07:33 EDTCOP, HES, MUR, OXYExploration and production companies price targets raised at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo increased its price target ranges on a number of international exploration and production companies based on the implications of the conflict in Iraq and the firm's belief that oil prices are more likely to be higher than lower from 2015-2017. The firm raised its price target on ConocoPhillips (COP) to $89-$96 from $85-$82, on Hess Corporation (HES) to $99-$105 from $85-$93, on Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) to $74-$78 from $72-$76, and on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to $116-$122 from $109-$116. The firm keeps Outperform ratings on ConocoPhillips, Murphy Oil and Occidental. It has a Market Perform rating on Hess.
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September 18, 2014
07:38 EDTHESUBS to hold a conference
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September 17, 2014
12:42 EDTOXYOccidental in discussions to sell Dolphin Energy stake to Mubadala, WSJ says
Occidental Petroleum is in discussions to sell at least 20% of its 24.5% stake in Dolphin Energy to Mubadala, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Occidental could complete the sale before the end of the year, and Mubadala is eager to do the deal and they may want to buy Occidental's entire stake, the people added. Occidental is also in discussions to sell up to 30% of its stake in the Shah natural gas project to Mubadala. Reference Link
10:44 EDTHESHess, PDVSA said to finally find buyer for Hovensa refinery, TankTerminals says
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh said Monday that Hovensa, which is jointly owned by Hess and PDVSA, has agreed in principle with an unidentified buyer for the sale of its refinery assets, though a Hovensa spokesman said Tuesday that the company has no comments on a deal or the governor's comments, reported TankTerminals.com. Reference Link
05:38 EDTCOPWestern Refining to acquire Wingate Plant, assets from ConocoPhillips
Western Refining (WNR) announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the 25,000 bpd idled Wingate Fractionation Plant in Gallup, New Mexico from ConocoPhillips (COP). The Wingate facility includes rail loading and offloading capabilities and storage facilities in addition to natural gas liquids fractionation capability. The transaction is expected to close in early October. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jeff Stevens, Western's president and CEO said, "The strategic location of the Wingate facility is a great addition to the logistical assets of Western. It is conveniently located near our Gallup Refinery. This transaction will afford Western greater flexibility in the Four Corners region as it will provide approximately 125,000 barrels of pipeline-connected seasonal NGL storage for our Gallup Refinery; crude oil loading and transportation capabilities, both east and west, through the rail loading terminal; and pipeline connectivity to Western Refining Logistics (WNRL) assets."
September 16, 2014
10:47 EDTCOPBadri sees OPEC lowering oil output target at next meeting, Reuters says
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09:59 EDTOXYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:36 EDTOXYOccidental Petroleum downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Occidental Petroleum to Equal Weight saying the company's restructuring could disappoint. The firm believes Occidental's U.S. onshore assets are unlikely to attract a premium and it lowered its price target for shares to $109 from $117.
September 15, 2014
20:02 EDTCOPConocoPhillips auctioning 24% stake in the Clair oilfield, FT reports
ConocoPhillips (COP) has hired banks to sell its 24% stake in UK's largest oilfield, The Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The 24% stake could be valued between $2B-$3B, the people added. The Clair oilfield sits in Scottish territorial waters, and Conoco's interest in exiting the project is a sign of the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry, The Financial Times added. BP (BP) operates the Clair oilfield and owns a 28.6% stake, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) controls a 28.6% stake, and Chevron (CVX) controls a 19% stake. Reference Link
13:51 EDTOXYOccidental chemical unit to pay $190M in Passaic River cleanup, Bloomberg says
According to New Jersey state officials, Occidental Petroleum's chemical unit agreed to pay $190M to cover its liability in the cleanup of industrial contamination in the Passaic River in New Jersey, says Bloomberg Businessweek. Reference Link
September 10, 2014
08:22 EDTCOPBofA/Merrill oil and gas analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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September 9, 2014
10:10 EDTCOPOn the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:40 EDTCOPConocoPhillips upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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