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May 13, 2014
11:07 EDTCOPConocoPhillips reaffirms goal to deliver double digit annual returns
ConocoPhillips today held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders where it reaffirmed its goal to deliver double-digit annual returns to shareholders. "ConocoPhillips is set for growth,” said Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance. “Our goal is to deliver 3 to 5 percent growth in both volumes and margins, with a compelling dividend. We believe there is clear demand for this kind of energy stock.” At the meeting, the company highlighted several key accomplishments in its first two years as an E&P company. These include: generating proceeds of $12.4B from the sale of non-core assets; delivering several major project startups; ramping up development drilling programs, primarily in the unconventionals; participating in four deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration successes; and achieving a two-year average of 167% organic reserve replacement ratio. The company also raised its dividend in 2013 and remains committed to increases over time. During the meeting, the company also reiterated its five ongoing strategic priorities to drive long-term performance: Deliver 3%-5% compound annual production growth, as well as growth in reserves, through global drilling programs in legacy assets, unconventional assets and major projects. The company is also actively pursuing conventional and unconventional exploration opportunities that can sustain future growth; Generate 3%-5% compound annual margin growth over the next several years, at flat prices, by shifting the company’s production mix to higher-value products; Offer a compelling dividend; and Maintain a relentless focus on safety and execution. The company expects to spend an average of about $16B per year over the next several years to deliver its margin and volume growth. Over the next few years, the company will allocate 95% of its capital toward investments that deliver margins greater than the company’s average today.
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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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February 17, 2015
17:29 EDTCOPBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes, exits Exxon Mobil
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06:58 EDTCOPBrent oil reaches $62 per barrel, Reuters reports
Driven higher by Middle East turbulence, the price of brent crude oil reached $62 per barrel today, close to its 2015 high, according to Reuters. 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

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