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February 1, 2013
11:48 EDTBP, MPCMarathon 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.
News For MPC;BP From The Last 14 Days
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April 23, 2015
14:29 EDTBPBP sells North Sea gas pipeline system stake, Telegraph says
BP has agreed to sell a stake in the Central Area Transmission System, a North Sea gas pipeline system, for GBP324M, according to The Telegraph. Reference Link
April 22, 2015
06:10 EDTBPBP CEO says has no appetite for megamerger, FT reports
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April 21, 2015
19:20 EDTBPBP looks to sell $2B in U.S. pipelines, storage terminals, Bloomberg says
BP has solicited potential buyers for four pipelines and one gas plant in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as 15 storage terminals along the East Coast and Midwest, reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. The sources believe the assets could sell for as much as $2B. Bloomberg notes that the company may be pursuing a sale in order to fund drilling projects. Reference Link
15:44 EDTBPBP CEO says company has not been approached to be bought
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15:43 EDTBPBP CEO sees low oil prices for longer period of time
Commnents made during a CNBC interview.
12:59 EDTBPExxon Mobil CEO sees continued pressure on oil prices, WSJ says
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07:26 EDTBPBP preparing to defend against opportunistic takeover bids, Bloomberg says
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April 20, 2015
15:35 EDTMPCSenator to introduce legislation to repeal U.S. crude export ban, Fuelfix says
Senator Lisa Murkowski, the head of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, pledged during the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference to advance legislation lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, reported Fuelfix. Publicly traded refiners include Delek US (DK), HollyFrontier (HFC), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), Tesoro (TSO), Valero (VLO) and Western Refining (WNR). Reference Link
14:56 EDTMPCSenator to introduce legislation to repeal U.S. crude export ban, Reuter says
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09:24 EDTBPBP taking oil cargoes as payment from cash-strapped Iraq, Reuters reports
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09:21 EDTBPAbengoa unit raided as part of EU bioethanol probe, Bloomberg reports
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08:32 EDTBPBofA/Merrill European strategists hold an analyst/industry conference call
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06:19 EDTMPCCiti still bullish on U.S. Refiners, Marathon Petroleum a top pick
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April 17, 2015
08:29 EDTBPU.S. may be at, or near, peak oil output, WSJ says
New data and forecasts suggest lower crude prices are finally prompting U.S. energy companies to cut back their crude output, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing reports from OPEC, the DOE and North Dakota. Publicly traded oil majors include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Publicly traded drillers and oil services companies include Baker Hughes (BHI), Diamond Offshore (DO), Halliburton (HAL), Nabors Industries (NBR), Noble Corp. (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Schlumberger (SLB), Transocean (RIG) and Weatherford (WFT). Reference Link
April 16, 2015
06:41 EDTBPGulf oil spill victims have received over $5B from BP fund, Reuters says
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April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:40 EDTBPU.S. shale forecast, Yemen fighting lift oil prices, Reuters says
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05:32 EDTBPBP downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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April 13, 2015
10:00 EDTBPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:02 EDTBPBP downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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