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April 10, 2014
11:39 EDTCOPConocoPhillips says plans to deliver double digit returns annually
ConocoPhillips reaffirmed its objective to deliver double-digit returns annually to shareholders at its Analyst Meeting held at the New York Stock Exchange. Members of the company’s executive leadership team outlined ConocoPhillips’ goal to consistently deliver 3%-5% compound annual growth in production and margins, with a compelling dividend, from a diversified, high-quality portfolio. In addition to updating analysts on the company’s investment programs and strong financial performance, ConocoPhillips highlighted its substantial U.S. unconventional position and announced an increase of its estimated resource base in the prolific Eagle Ford play. Based on its prime acreage position and technical knowledge, the company has increased its estimates from 1.8 billion to 2.5 billion barrels of oil in place. Production is also expected to increase from current volumes to more than 250 thousand barrels of oil equivalent a day by 2017. The company also affirmed its five strategic priorities to drive long-term performance: Deliver 3%-5% compound annual production growth; Generate 3%-5% compound annual margin growth over the next several years; Offer a compelling dividend; Focus on improving financial returns; Maintain a relentless focus on safety and execution. Over the next several years, ConocoPhillips plans to execute a disciplined capital program of approximately $16B per year and achieve the company’s organic reserve replacement target of more than 100%.
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October 1, 2014
07:38 EDTCOPRailcar, oil groups push back over crude-train deadlines, WSJ says
The Association of American Railroads, which represents oil and freight haulers, and the American Petroleum Institute, the lobbying group for oil companies, told the U.S. Transportation Department that they need more than two years to build safer railcars to haul crude, pushing back against some proposed federal rules, reported The Wall Street Journal. Rail car makers include Trinity Industries (TRN), FreightCar America (RAIL), American Railcar Industries (ARII) and Greenbrier (GBX). Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link

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