Sept 13 (Reuters) – Occidental Petroleum Corp is
looking to sell a minority stake in its Middle East operations,
two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as part of
a broader plan to split up the company.
Chief Executive Steve Chazen has spoken openly since April
about a potential deal for its Middle East and North Africa
assets, which run across countries from Libya to Iraq to Yemen.
Analysts briefed by the company have said its California
operations could be spun out eventually.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Apache Corp
faces a difficult choice in Egypt: whether to sell its
substantial oil and natural gas operations in the country or
wait out the recent bloodshed.
The Texas-based energy company has said it is assessing the
value of its Egyptian interests, which account for roughly a
fifth of its global oil and gas production and 27 percent of its
revenue last year.
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid.
Power from sun and wind fluctuates dramatically, so capturing it for later use makes the supply more predictable.
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES, Aug 12 (Reuters) – California,
whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take
root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise
in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the
rest of the grid.
Power from sun and wind fluctuates dramatically, so
capturing it for later use makes the supply more predictable.
Shares of the second-largest U.S. oil company slipped 2 percent as quarterly oil and gas volumes weakened to a level well below Chevron’s full-year target.
(Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) posted on Friday a steeper-than-expected 26 percent drop in quarterly profit as lower oil prices knocked oil and gas production earnings and its U.S. refining unit slowly recovered from a refinery fire a year ago.
Shares of the second-largest U.S. oil company slipped more than 2 percent as second-quarter oil and gas volumes weakened to a level well below Chevron’s full-year target.
July 31 (Reuters) – Weatherford International Ltd
has abandoned its ambitions to sell a wide variety of services
across the oilfield spectrum, and is instead sharpening its
focus on what makes the most money.
The company’s chief executive, Bernard Duroc-Danner, on
Wednesday attached firm numbers to his long-touted plan to
shrink the company to a workable size. Of $16 billion in
anticipated revenue for 2013, only $11 billion is core, he said.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shareholders re-elected all of McKesson Corp’s (MCK.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) board members on Wednesday, defying the recommendations of influential proxy advisers and investors who protested the inflated compensation and dual roles of Chairman and CEO John Hammergren.
The company said all directors received a majority vote at the annual shareholders meeting in favor of their remaining on the board. No specific numbers were disclosed.
(Reuters) – Engineering company Chicago Bridge & Iron Co NV (CBI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported on Tuesday a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, but revised lower its anticipated new orders this year.
New awards for 2013 are now expected to be between $11 billion and $15 billion, down from $13 billion to $16 billion forecast in March, the company said.
(Reuters) – BP Plc appeared to gain an edge in the battle over liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill on Friday, after Halliburton abandoned one of its arguments that tried to paint the British major as unconcerned about well safety.
Halliburton, which did the cementing work for BP’s well, on Thursday pleaded guilty to destroying evidence of internal tests it conducted showing there was no difference between the effectiveness of putting six or 21 casing centralizers on the well.