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December 18, 2012
08:32 EDTCOPConocoPhillips to sell Algerian business for $1.75B
ConocoPhillips announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Algerian business unit for a total of $1.75B plus customary adjustments. The proposed sale is subject to co-venturer preemption rights and Algerian government approval. ConocoPhillips has entered into an agreement with Pertamina to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, ConocoPhillips Algeria Ltd., which holds interests in three major onshore oil fields located either fully or partially in Block 405a, Menzel Lejmat North, Ourhoud and EMK. ConocoPhillips' 2012 net production from these fields averaged 11 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day through October, and at Oct. 31, 2012, the net carrying value of ConocoPhillips' Algerian assets was approximately $850M. The transaction is anticipated to close by mid-2013. Through Sept. 30, 2012, the company's 2012-13 asset disposition program has yielded proceeds of $2.1B, Including this transaction, the company has announced additional asset sales that are expected to generate proceeds of approximately $7B when complete. Funds generated from these transactions are intended to be used for general corporate purposes.
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March 4, 2015
06:44 EDTCOPSaudi Arabia raises official oil prices, Reuters reports
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March 3, 2015
09:15 EDTCOPU.S. Chamber of Commerce to hold a discussion on U.S. energy outlook
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March 1, 2015
18:12 EDTCOPIraq's oil minister sees barrel of crude selling at around $65, Reuters says
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February 25, 2015
13:56 EDTCOPSaudi 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
06:45 EDTCOPSaudi 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 23, 2015
13:45 EDTCOPOpec 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).
February 22, 2015
11:59 EDTCOPUSW 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 19, 2015
06:58 EDTCOPU.S. oil prices tumble after inventory data released, Reuters says
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