Repsol and La Caixa, via Criteria, have closed the sale of 20% of Gas Natural Fenosa to the US fund Global Infraestructure Partners (GIP) for €3.803 billion. GIP will now become one of the core shareholders of the energy multinational.
Repsol has doubled its recurrent synergies from 220 million dollars annually to 400, thanks to its purchase of Canadian oil firm Talisman. But the transaction has also resulted in a 5.5 billion dollars arbitration notice being served against it by the Chinese company Sinopec.
Inversis | Spanish oil giant Repsol SA will sell its 42,000 supply points of LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) at 63 million euros. It plans to divest €6.2 billion in nonstrategic assets and cut spending by 38% “without altering its company profile” as part of its 2016-20 strategic plan.
Carlos Díaz Güell | Without doubt he has been thinking about it for many years, but the chairman of Repsol has waited patiently to show himself in the best light and make friends a few days ahead of today’s OPEC meeting taking place in Vienna, against a backdrop of highly volatile oil prices.
The drop in oil prices and the belief – rarely justified by experience – that things will never be what they were, have begun to set off alarm bells in some of the major sporting activities. These have provided an amazing bounty of triumphs thanks to Repsol’s generous patronage.
UBS | Several oil companies shared their views on refining margins over the 3Q reporting season and CMDs over the past month and we find these often contrast with investors’ views as companies were generally reasonably positive about the outlook for margins for the next few months. Several companies (BP, Neste) highlighted that the global refining supply/demand outlook is fairly balanced for 2016.
BARCLAYS | Repsol’s 2016-2020 strategy presentation set out the resilience of its integrated business model with a shift to a focus on value from the previous growth focused strategy. The company expects to be free cashflow breakeven after dividends at $50/bl Brent over the 2016-2020 period with the breakeven likely to be $60/bl in 2016/17 before falling to $45/bl in 2018- 2020.
MADRID | April 27, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | At his own pace, without giving up to noisy external pressures, Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau established an executive management model with a clear separation between the chairman of the Board and the executive team –entrusted to a CEO with full authority. That had been a claim of significant shareholders of the Spanish oil firm and some investment funds, although for different reasons.
MADRID | April 8, 2015 | By Sean Duffy | The takeover of BG by Royal Dutch Shell for £47 billion (€64.8 billion) could be the opening salvo in a race to hoover up energy firms, as oil giants look to take advantage of a liquidity glut by honing in on companies destabilised by the volatility on oil markets.
MADRID | By Ana Lopez Varela | Cutbacks and balance sheet losses at the British oil giant are indicative of a more widespread malaise afflicting the oil industry. While there has been a correction in profit forecasts, firms are likely to adjust their business model accordingly.