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August 1, 2014
07:30 EDTOXY, XOM, CVX, PXD, EOG, CHKU.S. oil and gas companies paying less in taxes amid shale boom, WSJ says
U.S. oil and gas companies have been paying less in federal income taxes as spending to drill in shale formations has allowed them to take advantage of incentives in the tax code for drilling and capital expenditures, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing data from the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Common Sense. Occidental Petroleum (OXY) has deferred the most U.S. income tax over the past five years among its peers, while Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) and EOG Resources (EOG) were also mentioned in the report as having deferred large amounts of federal tax in recent years. Other companies mentioned in the report include Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX) and Chesapeake (CHK). Reference Link
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September 16, 2014
09:59 EDTOXYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:42 EDTEOGDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTXOMCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
05:36 EDTOXYOccidental Petroleum downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays
Barclays downgraded Occidental Petroleum to Equal Weight saying the company's restructuring could disappoint. The firm believes Occidental's U.S. onshore assets are unlikely to attract a premium and it lowered its price target for shares to $109 from $117.
September 15, 2014
20:02 EDTCVXConocoPhillips 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
13:51 EDTOXYOccidental chemical unit to pay $190M in Passaic River cleanup, Bloomberg says
According to New Jersey state officials, Occidental Petroleum's chemical unit agreed to pay $190M to cover its liability in the cleanup of industrial contamination in the Passaic River in New Jersey, says Bloomberg Businessweek. Reference Link
07:23 EDTPXDHart Energy to hold a conference
2014 DUG Eagle Ford Conference to be held in San Antonio, California on September 15-17.
07:02 EDTCVXMcDermott completes contract scope for Jack, St. Malo project
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06:29 EDTCVXChevron pipeline shut down following accident that killed one, WSJ reports
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September 12, 2014
11:49 EDTCVXChevron CEO looks for partner before Kitimat project decision, Bloomberg says
Chevron CEO John Watson said that the firm needs to locate a partner, finalize natural gas contracts and examine engineering expenses prior to making a choice regarding its Canadian liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, according to Bloomberg, citing comments from Watson. Reference Link
08:05 EDTCHKChesapeake price target lowered to $30 from $35 at Oppenheimer
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07:28 EDTXOMExxon Mobil at risk from sanctions on Russia, WSJ says
New sanctions enacted by the U.S. and the EU against Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine threaten one of Exxon Mobil's best chances to find and tap significant amounts of crude oil via its partnership with Russia's state-owned oil company OAO Rosneft, said The Wall Street Journal. A U.S. official said the new sanctions would affect Exxon's current drilling in the Kara Sea with Rosneft, though the extent of the impact was unclear, the Journal added. Reference Link
September 11, 2014
10:00 EDTPXDOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:10 EDTPXDPioneer Natural upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Howard Weil
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September 10, 2014
08:22 EDTCVX, XOMBofA/Merrill oil and gas analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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September 9, 2014
13:42 EDTCHKChesapeake must face racketeering charges in Michigan trial, Reuters says
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10:10 EDTCVXOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:40 EDTCVXChevron downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
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September 3, 2014
17:19 EDTXOMExxon Mobil announces Slagen Refinery project to upgrade fuel oil
ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Norge AS announced plans to install a new processing unit at the Slagen refinery to enable production of high quality vacuum gas oil, a higher-yield feedstock used to create finished products such as diesel. The new residual flash tower is an upgrading unit that will improve the facility’s overall crude distillation process by replacing production of heavy fuel oil with lighter, higher-value gas oil.
16:50 EDTCVXBoardwalk Pipeline to acquire Evangeline Ethylene Pipeline for $295M cash
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