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Net-Zero Oil? Oxy, SK Trading Clinch First Contract for Permian DAC Supplies

Net-Zero Oil? Oxy, SK Trading Clinch First Contract for Permian DAC Supplies

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. has clinched its first agreement to sell up to 200,00 b/d of net-zero emissions oil over five years to South Korea’s SK Trading International, an indication the direct air capture (DAC) project in West Texas may proceed. Oxy, as it is better known, has begun preliminary work on its massive DAC…

March 24, 2022
Oxy’s Hollub says More Capital Needed to Sustain Production in 2022

Oxy’s Hollub says More Capital Needed to Sustain Production in 2022

Occidental Petroleum Corp. will need to spend more capital in 2022 to maintain oil production at 2021 levels, CEO Vicki Hollub said. Hollub discussed the plans of Occidental, better known as Oxy, during a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter results. Houston-based Oxy is one of the largest U.S. oil producers, with a leading footprint in…

March 3, 2022
Oxy’s Hollub Encourages Biden Administration to Herald Oil, Natural Gas Development for Jobs, Reinvestment

Oxy’s Hollub Encourages Biden Administration to Herald Oil, Natural Gas Development for Jobs, Reinvestment

Occidental Petroleum Inc. CEO Vicki Hollub said Tuesday the Biden administration’s attempt to corral federal oil and gas development could constrict jobs growth while dampening supply as the world transitions from fossil fuels.   Hollub shared a microphone with her management team to discuss first quarter results for Oxy, as it is better known. The administration…

May 12, 2021
Oxy, Cemvita Piloting Bio-Ethylene Process to Reduce CO2, Compete with Hydrocarbon Feedstocks

Oxy, Cemvita Piloting Bio-Ethylene Process to Reduce CO2, Compete with Hydrocarbon Feedstocks

A unit of Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) is partnering in a pilot project that could produce 1 metric tons/month of ethylene using human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of hydrocarbon feedstocks like natural gas and oil. Houston-based Cemvita Factory, a bio-engineering start-up, is working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) on the bio-ethylene pilot facility, which…

April 8, 2021
Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

Oxy, NextDecade Ink CCS Deal for South Texas Rio Grande LNG Project

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) player NextDecade Corp. is one step closer to sanctioning a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project associated with its planned LNG facility in South Texas after signing an initial agreement with Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy). Houston-based NextDecade said Thursday it had inked a term sheet with Oxy Low…

March 26, 2021
Oxy Taking ‘Contrarian Approach’ to Net-Zero Emissions by Developing Oil Resources, Reusing CO2

Oxy Taking ‘Contrarian Approach’ to Net-Zero Emissions by Developing Oil Resources, Reusing CO2

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions, but rather than investing in renewables, it plans to capture and then reuse the carbon from its global oil developments, CEO Vicki Hollub said Tuesday. During a third quarter conference call, Hollub and the executive team offered details about the sweeping strategy to boost oil…

November 13, 2020
Permian-Focused Shut-ins Mount, as Oxy, Region’s E&Ps Slice Completions, Production

Permian-Focused Shut-ins Mount, as Oxy, Region’s E&Ps Slice Completions, Production

Stung by the untimely and expensive takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in 2019, debt-laden Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) is working to right itself after taking a battering in the first three months, joining other Permian Basin-heavy operators in reducing activity in reaction to plummeting demand.

May 6, 2020
Icahn Cements Control at Oxy through Board Appointments

Icahn Cements Control at Oxy through Board Appointments

In concessions to activist shareholder Carl Icahn, Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) has named Magnolia Oil and Gas Corp. CEO Stephen Chazen as chairman and appointed three Icahn-picked directors to the board.

March 25, 2020
In Concession to Icahn, Oxy Taps Former Chief Chazen as Chair

In Concession to Icahn, Oxy Taps Former Chief Chazen as Chair

Houston-based independent Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) said Tuesday it has named Magnolia Oil and Gas Corp. CEO Stephen Chazen as chairman in an apparent concession to activist shareholder Carl Icahn.

March 24, 2020
Shell, Ecopetrol Form Deepwater Natural Gas Alliance Offshore Colombia

Shell, Ecopetrol Form Deepwater Natural Gas Alliance Offshore Colombia

A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc has acquired a 50% operating stake in three ultra-deepwater natural gas blocks from Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol SA, the companies said Friday.

February 13, 2020
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