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WPX, Piceance, debt, RKI, acquisition, MLB, Permian

Center Field: WPX Turns Piceance Deal

Analysts see WPX’s ability to deal its gas assets as a positive for other E&Ps looking to divest noncore producing assets amid low commodity prices.
WTI, Henry Hub, oil, gas, prices, production, inventory

Feds: Gasoline Hits 12-Year Low; Crude Inventory Highest Since 1930

U.S. oil stocks are higher than at any time since 1930 and are expected to build even higher by April as WTI feels the pain.

Energy Transfer CFO Switch Rattles Investors

Wall Street reacted sharply following an announcement by Energy Transfer Equity that it replaced its group CFO, Jamie Welch, with Thomas Long, who was CFO of Energy Transfer Partners LLC, Energy Transfer’s general partner.
Chesapeake, bankruptcy, debt, attorney, acquisition, divest

Chesapeake Counters Market Knee-Jerk, Says It’s Not Filing Bankruptcy

A news report that said the company had hired a restructuring attorney sent the price of the stock tumbling, but Chesapeake countered it had no intention of filing for bankruptcy.
Chevron, M&A, A&D, asset, oil, land, sale, John Watson, Gulf of Mexico, Permian

Chevron Dealing, But Play-By-Play A Secret For Now

Although M&A and A&D activity has been down lately, some believe change is coming. For example, Chevron will continue efforts to shed assets in hopes of bringing in between $5-10 billion more by year-end 2017.
oil tax, Obama, price, commodity, climate change, Republican, Congress, election

Obama’s $10 Oil Tax Would Be ‘Death Sentence’ To Industry

President Barack Obama is proposing to pay for clean energy investments by placing a $10 per barrel oil fee as the industry grapples with low prices. Congressional leaders said the plan is dead on arrival.
A&D, Devon, Encana, RBC, Craig Lande, 2016, oil, gas

Moving On: Why A&D Activity Will Increase In 2016

Craig Lande, managing director at RBC Richardson Barr, says A&D will be different in 2016: capital markets are tightening, 20% of production is hedged and demand is hopelessly outmatched by supply.
Dominion, offers, 4.4 billion, Questar, Wexpro, utility, takeover, acquire, merger, pipeline, gas, distributor, Christopher Sighinolfi, Jefferies, midstream, Thomas Farrell, Ron Jibson, MLP

Dominion Offers $4.4 Billion For Questar, Wexpro

Midstream assets figure heavily into deal, with Dominion calculating that $425 million in EBITDA could be moved into its midstream MLP. The merger would put Eastern and Western gas market under Dominion’s roof.
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