Monday, May 31, 2010

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Conoco Phillips (NYSE:COP) Sign Deal Binding Them For 12 yrs.

There are two deals that have been agreed to by Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Conoco Phillips (NYSE:COP) , according to Indonesia's energy watchdog BPMIGAS. Chevron is Indonesia's largest oil producer and the final deal entails Chevron purchasing their natural gas from Conoco Phillips.

One of the deals was an amendment to a previous deal, which was meet with resistance by politicians because it was said to be unfair due to the current hike in the prices of oil. The gas supply will come from Conoco Phillips fields in South Sumatra.

The terms are for a four year time period, where Conoco Phillips will be supplying 77.9 trillion British thermal units total. As well as an additional 12 year agreement for 1,177 trillion British thermal units.

This deal will replace a prior deal which entailed swapping crude oil for natural gas among the two companies. Chevron is currently producing 370,000 barrels of crude oil daily from Sumatra.
As production has decreased due to not being able to tap new fields quickly enough, Indonesia has become a net importer of crude oil in recent years.

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