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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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September 17, 2014
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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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
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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