|2020-05-07 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据5月6日Energy Voice报道，西方石油公司对旗下一家管道子公司的投资进行了14亿美元的减记，削减了资本支出，并在油价出现历史性暴跌后撤回了今年的财测。
总部位于休斯顿的西方石油公司于周二表示，该公司第一季度的亏损包括了对Western Midstream Partners LP股权投资相关的减损支出。这家页岩气生产商将2020年的预算削减至24亿至26亿美元，较最初的计划减少了50%以上。纽约股市盘后交易中，该股上涨4.4%，至16美元。
洪伟立 摘译自 Energy Voice
Occidental Petroleum takes $1.4 billion writedown, cuts budget on oil rout
Occidental Petroleum Corp. took a $1.4 billion writedown related to an investment in a pipeline affiliate, cut capital spending and withdrew its guidance for the year after a historic collapse in oil prices.
Occidental’s first-quarter loss included impairment charges related to its equity investment in Western Midstream Partners LP, the Houston-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The shale producer is reducing its budget for this year to between $2.4 billion and $2.6 billion, a drop of more than 50% from its initial plan. Shares rose 4.4% to $16 in after-market trading in New York, while Western Midstream was little changed.
Occidental is more exposed than most of its rivals to the crash in crude markets after quadrupling its debt load to help finance last year’s $37 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Although Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub has so far survived an activist intervention by billionaire Carl Icahn, she’s now faced with a mountain of borrowings that start to come due next year.
Hollub has slashed capital spending, cut salaries and reduced dividends since the oil-price plunge began two months ago. Western Midstream is among the crown jewel assets that Occidental has sought to sell to reduce leverage.
Hollub’s strategy took another hit as Algeria opted to block the sale of assets acquired in the Anadarko deal to Total SA. The sale, along with another in Ghana, was expected to raise somewhere in the range of $5 billion.
Occidental recently hired boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. to help examine ways to reduce its debt load, Dow Jones reported, citing unnamed sources. The bank is expected to work with an advisory committee of the board of directors, Dow Jones reported.
Occidental had a $670 million first-quarter loss on interest rate swaps and $580 million in charges related to international oil and gas properties. The company said the charges were partially offset by $1 billion of gains on crude oil hedges.