Anadarko Petroleum beats profit estimates on higher output

Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC.N), in its last earnings report before shareholders vote on its sale to Occidental Petroleum (OXY.N), on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts’ estimates, as higher production offset lower prices for its oil.

It reported a net loss on a $1 billion breakup fee paid to Chevron Corp (CVX.N). Anadarko accepted a $38 billion offer from Occidental after having initially agreed to a deal with Chevron. The deal would make Occidental the largest oil producer in the Permian Basin, the top U.S. shale field.

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