|2020-04-14 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 彭博社
Oxy wants financial aid, not market support, for U.S. oil companies
Occidental Petroleum wants U.S. government financial aid for the oil industry even as the biggest producer of Permian Basin crude urges Texas regulators not to interfere with market forces.
In a sign of how important the appeal is to Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub, employees are being urged to send a pre-written wish list to Congress members. Among other things, the company wants the government to “provide liquidity to the energy industry through this period of unprecedented demand destruction and unsustainable pricing until normal economic conditions return.”
The letter, linked in an internal email dated April 7 and seen by Bloomberg News, also encourages the administration to negotiate with Saudi Arabia and end the kingdom’s price war with Russia. Lawmakers are asked to advocate to support buying oil for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
A representative for Occidental declined to comment.
The email was sent the same day that Occidental appealed to the Texas Railroad Commission to reject mandated production cuts. Occidental said output caps, which have been strongly supported by some of the company’s smaller Permian rivals, would be “extremely short-sighted” and would interfere with contractual obligations.