Tuesday, July 7, 2009

China to buy Repsol Assets in Argentina - Update

[China - Argentina - Spain]

China's CNPC said offering $14.5 billion for Repsol investment - Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- China National Petroleum Corp. has offered up to $14.5 billion for a majority stake in the Argentine unit of Spanish oil company Repsol YPF SA, according to media reports published on Tuesday.

The South China Morning Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that CNPC has offered between $13.2 billion and $14.5 billion for a 75% stake in the unit.

Dow Jones Newswires reported that Repsol said last week that it had received proposals from a number of companies for a stake in the unit.

China has been acquiring energy assets as its growing economy demands more resources to support its needs.

Sinopec has also secured a deal with Brazilian firm Petrobras (PEFGF) to supply it with 150,000 barrels of crude a day this year, and 200,000 barrels per day for nine years starting in 2010, according to the state-run China Daily.