Kerr-McGee Corp., taking into account the unfinished merger withOryx Energy (See Daily GPI, Oct. 16), revealed Friday a $545million capital budget for 1999. The merged company plans 1999daily production volumes at 190,000 barrels of oil and 580 MMcf ofgas.
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Equitable Resources revealed its 1999 capital budget Monday,demonstrating its dedication to focusing on only its coreAppalachia production and gas utility businesses. Equitable’s 1999spending plan for its four main divisions, Equitable Production,Utilities, Services, and its corporate group, adds up to $119million, representing a $64 million decrease from 1998. Theproduction unit was allocated 54% of the budget, down 21% from theyear before.
Hurricane Georges continued along a path yesterday that revealeda stunning possibility that the Gulf of Mexico could be paid afifth unwelcome visit by a named storm this hurricane season,making 1998 one of the most active in recent memory. And therestill are more than two entire months left for mother nature tobrew up even more trouble. Two more tropical storms are growing inintensity right behind Georges.