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January 22, 2013
16:16 EDTKBR, BPKBR awarded $3.5M turnaround management contract for BP plant in Decatur, AL
KBR (KBR) announced that it has been selected to provide the BP (BP) Decatur site with specialty turnaround management and turnaround mechanical execution services for one of the six on-site production units at the Western Hemisphere aromatics petrochemical site in Decatur, AL. This plant utilizes paraxylene to manufacture plastic bottles, polyester material and new generation polyesters and resins. The contract award is valued at $3.5M and underscores KBR's ability to mobilize skilled resources and execute highly complex, time-sensitive projects.
News For KBR;BP From The Last 14 Days
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March 4, 2015
06:44 EDTBPSaudi Arabia raises official oil prices, Reuters reports
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March 3, 2015
10:01 EDTKBR, BPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:55 EDTBPBP downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering
05:48 EDTKBRKBR downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
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March 1, 2015
18:12 EDTBPIraq's oil minister sees barrel of crude selling at around $65, Reuters says
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February 27, 2015
07:08 EDTKBRKBR sees FY15 EPS ex-items $1.07-$1.22, consensus $1.16
2015 is expected to be a transition year for KBR as the company implements its strategy to focus on the global hydrocarbons and international government services markets. KBR will continue its efforts to exit non-strategic businesses and to reduce operating costs. The company also plans to continue efforts to obtain negotiated resolutions of ongoing commercial disputes and will continue to defend against unjustified claims. KBR currently forecasts 2015 legal costs associated with legacy U.S. Government contracts to range from $18M-$25M. Excluding these legacy-related costs, the company expects 2015 fully diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.07-$1.22.
07:07 EDTKBRKBR reports Q4 EPS ($8.57), may not compare to consensus 21c
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February 26, 2015
18:02 EDTBPHelix Energy and BP amend and defer multi-year Q5000 contract
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February 25, 2015
13:56 EDTBPSaudi 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
08:26 EDTBPEnterprise Products probed by FTC after rivals complain, WSJ says
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06:45 EDTBPSaudi 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 EDTBPOpec 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 EDTBPUSW 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 20, 2015
09:37 EDTKBRKBR awarded ammonia plant EPC contract
KBR announced that it has executed an EPC contract with Yara International and BASF Group's new joint production company to provide ammonia synthesis licensed technology and engineering, procurement and construction to build a world-scale ammonia plant at BASF's site in Freeport, Texas. Expected revenue from the contract will be included in Q1 backlog for KBR's Engineering and Construction segment.
07:37 EDTBPU.S. judge rejects BP request for lower fine per barrel, Reuters says
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier has rejected BP's request for a maximum fine of $3,000 per barrel, upholding the maximum penalty of $4,300 per barrel, reports Reuters. The decision means the total fine for BP could reach $13.7B, though it is still unclear when a final decision will be reached. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell stated the company is considering its legal options. Reference Link
February 19, 2015
08:40 EDTKBRKBR, Showa Denko sign multi-technology acetyls licensing agreement
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06:58 EDTBPU.S. oil prices tumble after inventory data released, Reuters says
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