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U.S. Dealmaking Off as Upstream Focuses on Organic Growth

Following a few years of operators tripping over themselves to expand U.S. oil and natural gas leaseholds, last year they were focused more on developing resources in hand rather than dealmaking, according to Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions.

February 11, 2014

Power, Utility Sector M&A Activity Ramped Up in 4Q2013

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry increased in 4Q2013 compared to both 3Q2013 and 4Q2012, with several large deals based on natural gas-fired power generation facilities driving overall deal volume and value higher, according to an analysis by PwC.

January 28, 2014

Chinese Pursue Canadian E&P Interests

China’s oldest oil and gas producer has established a toehold in Western Canada with a C$320 million ($288 million) takeover of a fledgling Alberta firm.

January 22, 2014

Encana’s Deep Panuke Possibly For Sale

Encana Corp. could sell the Deep Panuke natural gas project offshore Nova Scotia, CFO Sherri Brillon said Tuesday.

January 15, 2014
Amec, Foster Wheeler $3.2B Tie-Up to Create Upstream, Downstream Services Giant

Amec, Foster Wheeler $3.2B Tie-Up to Create Upstream, Downstream Services Giant

Natural gas and oil engineering giant Amec plc has an offer on the table to acquire Foster Wheeler AG for $3.2 billion, a merger that would create an upstream and downstream oilfield services behemoth.

January 14, 2014

Black Hills Acquires Anadarko Wyoming Gas Utility Pipelines

Following its plan to add utility assets, Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. said Thursday it has agreed to acquire the natural gas transmission pipeline and distribution utility assets of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s utility pipeline operator, MGTC Inc., in Wyoming where Black Hills has existing combination utility operations.

January 10, 2014
Hess Continues Transformation With Plans for Retail Spinoff

Hess Continues Transformation With Plans for Retail Spinoff

Continuing it’s transformation into a pure-play oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Hess Corp. has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the formation of Hess Retail Corp., a subsidiary containing convenience stores and gasoline refueling stations that the New York-based energy company said it will then seek to sell.

January 9, 2014

Oneok Board OKs Gas Utility Business Spin-Off

The Oneok Inc. board of directors on Wednesday unanimously approved the separation of the company’s natural gas distribution business into a stand-alone, publicly traded company to be called ONE Gas Inc.

January 8, 2014
Fieldwood Bulks Up Leading Position on GOM Shelf

Fieldwood Bulks Up Leading Position on GOM Shelf

Fieldwood Energy LLC said Tuesday it will add to its leadership position in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) by acquiring the offshore portfolio of SandRidge Energy Inc. in a transaction worth close to $1.2 billion.

January 7, 2014

U.S. Upstream Deals Smaller, More Conventional

Upstream operators were less enthusiastic about making big deals in 2013, and not nearly as glammed by unconventional natural gas and oil prospects as in years’ past, IHS Inc. researchers said.

January 3, 2014