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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

Oxy Floats ‘Poison Pill’ in Bid to Dilute Icahn Stake

The Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy) board on Friday adopted a limited duration stockholders rights plan, known commonly as a “poison pill,” in an effort to dilute activist billionaire shareholder Carl Icahn’s growing stake in the Houston-based independent.

March 16, 2020
Natural Gas Marketers Finish Nearly Flat Year with 2% Decline in NGI’s 2019, 4Q Surveys

Natural Gas Marketers Finish Nearly Flat Year with 2% Decline in NGI’s 2019, 4Q Surveys

Leading natural gas marketers reported a third consecutive quarterly decline in 4Q2019, though the rate of decline slowed significantly, and total sales volumes for full-year 2019 were off only slightly compared with 2018, according to NGI’s Top North American Natural Gas Marketers rankings.

March 16, 2020

Columbia Gas Exiting Massachusetts in $1.1B Deal, Paying Record Fine in Wake of 2018 Explosions

NiSource Inc. subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $53 million fine in connection with the series of deadly natural gas explosions that rocked three communities north of Boston in September 2018.

February 27, 2020
Enbridge Expands Role in LNG Exports with Deal to Buy Rio Bravo Pipeline

Enbridge Expands Role in LNG Exports with Deal to Buy Rio Bravo Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. has agreed to acquire the Rio Bravo Pipeline Co. and assume full ownership of the 4.5 Bcf/d system that would feed NextDecade Corp.’s proposed RioGrande liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.

February 14, 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

Occidental Casting Off Anadarko’s Legacy Western Midstream Partnership

Houston independent Occidental Petroleum Corp., working to improve shareholder confidence after sharply increasing its debt load with the Anadarko Petroleum Corp. takeover, has executed several agreements to enable Western Midstream Partners LP (WES) to operate as an independent company.

January 6, 2020

U.S. Oil, Gas Dealmakers Still Prowling for Quality Assets, Bargains

Following an overall paltry return for Lower 48 oil and gas property sales in 2019, the dealmaking market may be looking for a repeat, as well-financed operators prowl for quality assets at bargain prices, according to energy data specialist Enverus.

January 3, 2020

KKR, Alberta Investors Taking Majority Stake in Western Canada’s Coastal GasLink

KKR and Alberta Investment Management Corp. agreed to become majority stakeholders in TC Energy Corp.’s 2.1 Bcf/d Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project now underway, which is to serve anchor customer LNG Canada in British Columbia.

December 26, 2019

W&T Snaps Up Stakes in Deepwater Magnolia Field from ConocoPhillips

Houston-based W&T Offshore Inc. has become the operator and majority owner of the Magnolia field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in a $20 million acquisition from ConocoPhillips.

December 24, 2019