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Biggest China Deal Sours as Cnooc Ratings Hit 3-Year Low

Bloomberg -- Cnooc Ltd. (883)’s analyst ratings have sunk to their lowest level in three years just as the Chinese state-controlled oil explorer prepares to buy Canada’s Nexen Inc. (NXY) for $15.1 billion in a deal that escalates production expenses.

China’s lowest-cost producer will take over a Western company that pumps about 200,000 barrels a day at a cost of $20.84-a-barrel of oil equivalent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s more than twice Beijing-based Cnooc’s average cost last year of $9.01 to turn out 950,000 barrels daily.

The deal underscores China’s unprecedented urge to buy oil deposits even at above-average costs to feed an economy the U.S. National Intelligence Council this week forecast will surpass the U.S. before 2030. China, the world’s biggest energy- consuming...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:16:46 AM

might not be the worsth of things.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:45:23 PM

this is bad, not a good thing at all...
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:09:07 PM

The jury is still out on this one.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 5:20:15 PM

this is bad, not a good thing at all...
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obimerrill
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:01:28 PM

They will keep buying up until they control much of the world economy all while artificially keeping their own currency valued. And Obama and the UN will do nothing
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:03:33 AM

Now you see the profit margin..costs 49.50 a barrel to produce...sells for $86 a bbl wholesale...ridiculous
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nb52
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 4:13:12 AM

Maybe the U.S. government can buy them like they did GM and Chrysler.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 3:52:57 AM

JuicyQ: humans fear what we don't understand. Learn more about China, history and mentality and you may not be scared.
That's not to say that economic issues are not a concern.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 3:51:50 AM

good point, buck_on_bass
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:33:00 AM

Biggest China Deal Sours as Cnooc Ratings Hit 3-Year Low and how much is your country and natural reasources worth? China has extra money it can buy many things with and that includes a good supply of oil and fuel for its vehicles.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:59:36 AM

They will wnsure they get oil any way they can
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:22:39 AM

Doesn't sound good.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:22:55 PM

China scares me...not sure why.
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I don't like it...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:03:53 PM

they have most of our money (except what our politicians haven't taken already) anyway ---- s0 , they can buy what ever they want.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:59:36 PM

China is in an excellent financial position to make these deals. They possess a significant ownership of the USA.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:54:50 PM

sad when companies sell out to forigen governments and their shadow companies
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:53:07 PM

Prices will be higher in the long term.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:51 PM

not good
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:50:25 PM

Say it ain't so!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:48:53 PM

mmmm! Payback. Tastes good, and you won't be hungry again in half an hour.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:45:32 PM

Great news
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:45:01 PM

not good
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:38:02 PM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:33:31 PM

China is not only the World's biggest energy consumer, but, also, the World's largest polluter.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:32:04 PM

I hope the deal goes real far south.... I don't believe the Chinese have a moral or ethical base... and I hope it catches up with them sooner rather than later.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:31:44 PM

We buy thier products. We should have just kept buying our own. And...now look what they can do...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:30:03 PM

nobama shouldn't like this-china is infringing on his and chavez' territory..
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:29:50 PM

okay...interesting
thanks for posting GB blog
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:28:03 PM

no surprise
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:24:57 PM

Hit em good in the wallet
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:24:31 PM

they want it all & they are getting it
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:21:27 PM

This is just an example of the long game the china plays.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:20:26 PM

China ?????????????????????????
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China is taking over the world or at least they are trying too.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:19:38 PM

i don't like it.
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China owns us ...
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If mergers continue unabated we'll end up with one (Chinese?) company owning us all.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:14:50 PM

We didn't want the Chinese to buy Canada's oil anyway - let's keep it in North America, we can buy it!
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Look out the commies are taking over.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:13:11 PM

Hope this development proves to be a stake in the heart of this Chinese energy vampire.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:12:42 PM

Will be interesting to see what happens.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:12:23 PM

Not looking to good here.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:11:45 PM

ok
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hmmm...
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Learn Mandarin.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:08:20 PM

maybe a canada-china pipeline.....
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:07:42 PM

gotta keep their people fed etc.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:07:10 PM

This is what our money buys after we buy their crap.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:06:29 PM

Hmmmm
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