Category Archive: Energy & Raw Materials

Here we go, shale oil is back to life

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On January 17th, ExxonMobil announced the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, for un upfront cost of $ 5.6 billion to be paid in ExxonMobil shares. An… Continue reading

A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

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General Electric and Baker Hughes reached a deal for the combination of their oil services business units. General electric will contribute its oil-and-gas business and pay $7.4 billion through a special dividend of… Continue reading

Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. merge to create a North America gas infrastructure giant

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On September 6, 2016, Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Enbridge and Spectra Energy will combine in a stock-for-stock merger transaction, valuing Spectra Energy… Continue reading

From Bratislava with Love: Slovak nuclear on sale

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On December 18th Enel announced an agreement with EPH for the sale of its 66% stake in the Slovak subsidiary Slovenské Elektrárne. Discussions are still ongoing about the possible purchase of a 17%… Continue reading

Gas: buy or build?

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Industry Overview The oil and gas industry is facing high market volatility due to geopolitical instability. Companies struggle to lock in new demand in a sector where oversupply is a big issue. The… Continue reading

BASF – GAZPROM GAS ASSET SWAP

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Gazprom and BASF have agreed to complete the swap of assets with equivalent value signed in December 2013. Industry Overview Gazprom is the largest Russian energy company. Gazprom’s major business lines are geological… Continue reading

SHELL-BG, A NEW WAVE OF OIL M&A IS COMING?

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On the morning of the 8th of April 2015 the acquisition of BG Group by the Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royall Dutch Shell was announced. It is considered to be the most expensive oil… Continue reading

OIL: A SHORT STORY

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July 2014 represented one of the most important turnaround points in the oil business in the last decade. An apparently trifling event as the reopening of the Libya’s ports and wells transformed significantly… Continue reading

BIG OIL M&A IS BACK. HALLIBURTON – BAKER HUGHES

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On November 17, 2014 Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton – the No.2 biggest oilfield services provider – is going to acquire… Continue reading