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June 19, 2014
08:05 EDTXOM, JECExxon Mobil Chemical begins multi-billion dollar expansion project
ExxonMobil (XOM) Chemical announced that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu. The project will employ about 10k construction workers, create 4k related jobs in nearby Houston communities and add 350 permanent positions at the Baytown complex. It is expected to increase regional economic activity by roughly $870M per year and generate more than $90M per year in additional tax revenues for local communities. Contracts have been awarded for construction, which will begin immediately. Contracts have been awarded to Linde Engineering North America, and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals to build olefins recovery units at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding and Huertey Petrochem will construct the new olefins furnaces. At the Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will construct two 650k tons-per-year high-performance polyethylene lines. Jacobs Engineering (JEC) will oversee enabling works and interconnections at both locations. Dashiell and Wood Group Mustang will provide specialty contracting services
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July 2, 2015
16:04 EDTXOMOptions Update; July 2, 2015
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July 1, 2015
18:20 EDTXOMShell CEO says Opec production has pressured shale companies, FT reports
In an interview with the Financial Times, Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden said Opec's decision not to cut production has sent a "powerful signal... to shale oil companies as well as their financiers that they cannot forget the price risk. The industry will remember it for some time." The CEO noted that industry efforts to boost efficiency and cut costs should keep production going for "a while to come... until the sweet spots start running out." Publicly traded companies in the space include Chevron (CVX), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), BP (BP), Marathon Oil (MRO), BHP Billiton (BHP), ConocoPhillips (COP), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), EOG Resources (EOG), Concho (CXO), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and Continental Resources (CLR). Reference Link
June 30, 2015
08:02 EDTJECJacobs Engineering in Joint Venture for Melbourne metro rail project contract
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June 26, 2015
16:00 EDTXOMOptions Update; June 26, 2015
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14:35 EDTXOMImperial Oil and partners Exxon Mobil, BP delay Arctic drilling, CBC News says
Imperial Oil (IMO) as well as its joint venture partners Exxon Mobil (XOM) and BP (BP) have postponed plans for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea, says CBC News Reference Link
June 25, 2015
13:08 EDTXOMPenn Virginia higher after blog speculates on another deal
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12:07 EDTXOMBP said to make $8/share bid for Penn Virginia, Proactive Investors blog says
BP (BP) has made a $8 per share takeover bid for Penn Virginia (PVA), but the latter rejected the bid and is "holding out" for at least $10 per share, UK investor blog Proactive Investors claimed, citing people familiar with the matter. ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) may also be interested in buying Penn Virginia, according to Proactive, which identifies itself as a "leading multi-media news organisation, investor portal and events management business." Penn Virginia shares are up 7% in midday trading following the report from the blog, which was previously credited for a report on alleged takeover advances made toward drugmaker Receptos (RCPT). Reference Link
June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTXOMGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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08:40 EDTXOMExxon closes oil production off Santa Barbara after pipe burst, L.A. Times says
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07:19 EDTXOMU.K. panel to decide on first fracking in area since 2011, WSJ reports
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June 23, 2015
07:48 EDTJECJacobs renews Project Representative role for Crossrail
Jacobs Engineering announced it was reappointed as Project Representative for the $22B, or GBP14.8B, Crossrail program by the U.K.'s Department for Transport and Transport for London. Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the contract is renewed for a term of up to five years. Under the terms of the contract, as Crossrail Project Representative, Jacobs is providing assurance to the project sponsors that Crossrail Ltd and its delivery partners deliver the project on schedule, within budget and to the agreed specification. This work involves a review of the program fundamentals: scope, strategy, risk, schedule, quality, cost and safety. It also considers the changing nature of Crossrail as it transitions from civil engineering to systems implementation and operations testing and commissioning.
07:46 EDTJECJacobs Engineering unit awarded contract by DECC
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