Occidental Petroleum Corp. will lose its two-decade leader Ray Irani next year, freeing the $66 billion energy company to sell its operations outside the U.S. and boost one of the industry’s worst valuations.
U.S. investors cut stakes in oil- sands stocks, including Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc., as delays to the Keystone XL project and the lack of pipeline capacity depressed Canadian crude prices.
Petroleo Brasileiro SA investors will be “pleased” if the company and Brazil agree on a price below $7.50 a barrel for 5 billion barrels of government-owned oil, said Ted Harper of Frost Investment Advisors.
Hedge funds cut wagers on a gold rally for the first time in three weeks on mounting speculation central banks will curb record stimulus and as this year’s slump in bullion spurred losses for billionaire John Paulson.
BP Plc Chief Executive Tony Hayward is discussing his departure from the company with its board after a leak at one of its Gulf of Mexico wells caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history, two people familiar with the matter said today.