Canadian natural gas producers will cut their losses this year but still show red ink on their books, an Ottawa business research agency said Thursday.
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Although Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is “incredibly excited” about opportunities developing in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) and Permian basins, the company said it is even more enamored of tiebacks in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and plans to devote future divestiture income there.