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Occidental Petroleum Corp. Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Strong Modest A large and diversified oil and gas reserve base, anchored by key U.S. assets in the Permian Basin and California; Slow-declining reserves in the U.S. that require relatively low levels of reinvestment to maintain production levels; A demonstrated track record of generating substantial discretionary cash flow at most points in the commodity price cycle; and A modest financial risk profile underpinned by low leverage and conservative financial stewardship. Participation in the highly cyclical and capital-intensive exploration and production (E&P) segment of the oil and gas industry; Periodic acquisitions to augment organic reserve and production growth; Some exposure to political risk in international locales; and A historically increasing dividend. The ratings on Los Angeles-based independent oil and gas firm...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Occidental Petroleum Corp.,Oxy USA Inc.,Occidental Chemical Corp.
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Occidental Petroleum Corp.,Oxy USA Inc.,Occidental Chemical Corp.