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CERAWeek: BP CEO says don’t expect wave of energy mergers yet

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BP CEO Bob Dudley says he doubts there will be a surge of corporate consolidation in the energy industry – effectively a repeat of the mega deals in late-1990s bust that created mammoth oil firms – unless oil prices stay low for long.
(From left to right) IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin interviews Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance at the 2015 IHS Energy CERA Week (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Ryan Lance at CERAWeek: Production cuts now could lead to big price swings later

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Oil prices may rebound, but volatility is here to stay, ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance predicted Monday.
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Get ready for oil deals: shale is going on sale

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Sellers will be companies handicapped by heavy debt and lacking the cash reserves or hedging contracts that would have provided some insulation from the market crash
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The calm before an M&A storm

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Upstream oil and gas companies are waiting out volatility in the commodities markets right now, but many are expected be on the hunt for acquisitions after the dust in the crude market settles, according to an analysis by energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.
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Sinking oil prices may stifle deals, M&A expert says

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With oil prices at their lowest point in years, the rate of mergers and acquisitions is slowing and oil firms are pulling back on international investments.
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US deals rise as Big Oil sheds assets

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First-quarter oil and gas deal-making in the U.S. reached its highest level in more than a decade, as Big Oil companies discarded assets to focus on their core operations.
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Uncertainty over oil and gas prices dampened deal making in 2013

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Mergers and acquisitions deal values declined by more than 20 percent last year, coming in at $337 billion, down from $423 for 2012, according to an EY study on global oil and gas transactions issued earlier this week.
A Sanchez Energy well in the Eagle Ford Shale. (Sanchez Energy)

Eagle Ford led energy deals in 2013, despite national decline

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The Eagle Ford Shale was home to $8.8 billion in upstream oil and gas deals in 2013, the largest value in the country, according to a new PLS report.
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Energy deals plunge to 5-year low in 2013

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Oil and gas producers worldwide bought fewer assets and spent more on developing a huge stockpile of reserves and acreage in 2013, bringing merger and acquisition activity to its lowest level in five years.
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Private equity sees growing investment opportunities in oil and gas

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The oil and gas industry is inherently capital intensive, with projects that run into the billions, making it an attractive investment for private equity firms, according to a survey released Tuesday by EY, an international professional services firm.