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Research Update: Ratings On Deer Park Refining's Senior Unsecured Notes Are Affirmed; Outlook Stable Dec 05
Standard & Poors, December 2005
On Dec. 22, 2005, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it affirmed its 'A' ratings on Deer Park Refining L.P.'s senior unsecured notes following a periodic credit review. The outlook is stable. The ratings on Deer Park reflect its strategic importance to parent Shell Oil Co., due to its integration with Shell's Deer Park chemical plant, and the commitment of Shell to the refinery, as evidenced by past capital contributions and the liquidity support arrangements. In addition, Shell's strength as a refinery owner and operator and the ability of the refinery to process heavier Maya crudes at higher margins are also credit strengths. These strengths are offset by exposure to volatile refining margins and the inherent complexity of refining...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Deer Park Refining L.P.,Shell Oil Co.,Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
Action: Outlook: Stable
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Deer Park Refining L.P.,Shell Oil Co.,Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)