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Chevron walks away from Anadarko Petroleum deal, will collect $1 billion breakup fee

May 9, 2019

Chevron said Thursday it will not submit a new offer to acquire Anadarko Petroleum, walking away from the deal after Occidental Petroleum pulled ahead in a battle to take control of the driller with prized assets in the top U.S. shale oil field.

The decision means Chevron will collect a $1 billion breakup fee, a windfall that it could use to purchase another driller in the Permian Basin, the engine of the American oil drilling boom.

Shares of the San Ramon, California-based oil major jumped about 3% in premarket trading following the announcement.

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