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Chevron Drops $33 Billion Pursuit of Anadarko, Hands Win to Occidental

Chevron Corp abandoned its pursuit of Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Thursday, outmaneuvered by a higher rival bid of $38 billion that included more than three times as much cash. The decision leaves Occidental Petroleum Corp as the likely victor in a contest that again proved the allure of U.S. shale. Anadarko’s board had considered Chevron’s $33 billion bid superior to Occidental’s initial offers, pointing to a signed agreement and joint planning meetings. Chevron’s finance chief signaled the company would be able to put more cash into its existing offer. But that did not happen. The No. 2 U.S. […]