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February 1, 2013
11:48 EDTMPC, BPMarathon Petroleum announces purchase of BP's Texas City refinery
Marathon Petroleum (MPC) announced that it has closed the transaction with BP (BP) to purchase several assets, including a 451,000 barrel per calendar day refinery located in Texas City, Texas. Additionally, the transaction includes a 1,040 megawatt cogeneration facility, four light product terminals located in the Southeast, retail marketing contract assignments for approximately 1,200 branded sites representing approximately 61,000 barrels per day of gasoline sales, three operating intrastate natural gas liquids pipelines originating at the refinery and a 50,000 bpd allocation of BP's Colonial Pipeline Company shipper history. The transaction was initially announced on Oct. 8, 2012. The base purchase price is approximately $598M, plus inventories valued at approximately $1.1B. The agreement also contains an earnout provision under which MPC could pay up to an additional $700M over six years, subject to certain conditions. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings in the first year of operation.
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August 14, 2014
17:08 EDTMPCSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: CONSOL Energy (CNX), Google (GOOG), Level 3 (LVLT), Time Warner (TWC), and New Oriental (EDU). INCREASED STAKES: YPF SA (YPF), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), AIG (AIG), and American Airlines (AAL). DECREASED STAKES: Teva (TEVA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Barrick Gold (ABX), EQT (EQT), and Comcast (CMCSA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Monster Beverage (MNST), Google (GOOGL), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Petroleum (MPC).
August 11, 2014
07:04 EDTBPBP's risk from Russian sanctions muted, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital said in the unlikely situation that BP were to relinquish its Rosneft stake due to Russian sanctions, the impact would be muted and shares would still offer 15% upside. The firm believe upside potential more than compensates the risk and reiterates its Outperform rating.

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