M&A
Canada draws the line on state-controlled energy deals
11 December 2012
Asian state-run companies will take over Canada's Nexen and Progress Energy
Canada gives extra time to Petronas and Nexen
20 November 2012
The delays come as Canada considers new rules for state-controlled entities in the broader economy, including the energy sector
Canada should think twice about CNOOC's bid for Nexen
16 October 2012
Alberta wants to sell oil to China. Ottawa needs to reconsider the takeover, argues Shaun Polczer, Petroleum Economist's North America editor, claiming that an inflated bid for lacklustre assets is not a sound basis for a good relationship
CNOOC seeks fortune in the west with Nexen takeover
25 September 2012
China’s bid to buy Canadian producer Nexen has met with a cautious reponse
Merger mania goes midstream in oil and gas sector
13 September 2012
After a flurry of major M&A deals in the upstream segment last year, cash-rich companies are making moves a little further up the value chain
CEO John Manzoni's move makes Talisman sale unlikely
13 September 2012
The chief executive's resignation makes the sale less likely for Talisman
PTTEP savours Mozambique Cove takeover victory
26 July 2012
Cove takeover will see Thai firm gain foothold in prolific gas play
CNOOC seeks to expand influence with Nexen takeover
25 July 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation aims to expand its global influence with the $15.1 billion takeover
Petronas to buy Canada’s Progress Energy for $5.5bn
29 June 2012
The company has agreed to buy the Calgary-based company, including the assumption of debt
Russian-crude seller Gunvor makes another purchase move
14 June 2012
Gunvor is to buy Germany’s Ingolstadt refinery, in the latest move by companies with access to Russian crude into Europe’s largest refined products market
ConocoPhillips splits and the experiment begins
25 May 2012
The demerger of the upstream and downstream businesses of ConocoPhillips is intended to be a win-win situation for both sides, but will it really all work out for the best?
Why resource nationalism makes sense for Kirchner and YPF
24 May 2012
Though there are mixed opinions on the nationalisation, there is some sense in the decision
Upstream will be key to Repsol's plot for post-YPF future
24 May 2012
Risks lie ahead for Repsol's post-YPF future, but it is set to emerge strong
Airline Delta to buy US Trainer refinery in Pennsylvania
15 May 2012
The airline plans to restart the shut down plant in early September
Pressure piles on North American gas producers
12 April 2012
North American natural gas producers may face a summer of mergers, takeovers and asset sales as futures prices continue to plumb decade lows, potentially forcing a major realignment of the continent’s gas sector
Kinder Morgan's takeover of El Paso under scrutiny
19 January 2012
One of Kinder Morgan’s corporate mottos is "keep it simple". Yet its planned take-over of El Paso is proving anything but. NJ Watson reports
BHP agrees $12.1 bn for US shale gas firm Petrohawk
15 July 2011
BHP Billiton has agreed to buy US shale-gas producer Petrohawk Energy for $12.1 billion, with the Anglo-Australian mining group taking a second big step into the unconventional energy sector
Strings attached in Cairn/Vedanta deal
5 July 2011
Vedanta Resources is inching closer to its proposed take-over of Cairn India, after the Indian government cleared the long-delayed deal
Gas powers global upstream M&A
25 May 2011
Indian megadeals and North American Shales lead M&A activity
China's upstream M&A activity on a roll
27 January 2011
Chinese NOCs will continue their hunt for upstream assets this year. Miles Lang reviews where they've been so far
China's oil sands push
1 October 2009
PetroChina has staked China's claim to Canada's oil sands, providing local developers with an export alternative to the US market, writes Derek Brower
Credit crunch not over for gas
1 October 2009
Some gas companies are struggling to raise finance, others are using innovative means to secure investment, while the Chinese just carry on spending, writes NJ Watson