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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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July 23, 2014
07:58 EDTBPBP management to meet with ISI Group
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06:36 EDTBPEU fails to impose tough sanctions on Russia, NY Times says
EU foreign ministers failed to impose any tough sanctions against Russia during a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers yesterday, according to The New York Times. Given their dependence on Russia's energy, EU countries have "largely decided" they "have to live with" Russia, the newspaper stated. Significant Russian companies include Gazprom (OGZPY), Lukoil (LUKOY) and Yandex (YNDX), while BP (BP) has a 20% stake in major Russian energy company Rosneft. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
06:29 EDTBPEU weighing new sanctions on Russia, NY Times says
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July 21, 2014
08:16 EDTBPFMC Technologies signs agreement to develop susbsea equipment and systems
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July 18, 2014
06:33 EDTBPChinese helping Russia blunt sanctions' impact, NY Times says
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July 16, 2014
13:18 EDTBPBP aims to invest $10B in Egypt gas project, Daily News Egypt says
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06:27 EDTBPBP retirement-plan case reintroduced by U.S. court, Reuters says
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans brought back a case in which participants in four BP worker retirement savings plans alleged they were tricked into purchasing and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to Reuters, citing comments from BP spokesman Geoff Morrell. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
07:46 EDTBPJacobs receives project services contract from BP
Jacobs (JEC) announced that it was awarded a contract with BP (BP) to provide engineering, design and procurement services for the Coker Heater Replacement Project at its Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, Washington. Company officials did not disclose the contract value.
July 14, 2014
18:15 EDTMPCOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:02 EDTMPCRefiners weak after Valero Q2 guidance misses consensus estimates
Shares of select companies in the oil refinery space are weaker in after-hours trading after Valero, an independent petroleum refining and marketing company, gave second quarter guidance that was lower than consensus estimates. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Valero said it expects Q2 EPS of $1.10-$1.25 versus a consensus estimate of $1.39. PRICE ACTION: Valero shares are lower by $1.70, or 3.4%, to $48.22. OTHERS TO WATCH: Tesoro Corporation (TSO) is down by almost 1%, HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) is down 0.6%, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is lower by 0.36%.

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