CNOOC Drops Bid for California-based Unocal

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Shareholders won't get the chance to decide if Unocal of El Segundo will be sold to Chevron or CNOOC, the oil company owned by the Chinese government. With Congress calling for additional review, the China National Overseas Oil Corporation has cancelled its $18.4 billion offer. Executives from Unocal had scheduled meetings with shareholders this week to persuade them that Chevron has offered a better deal for their stock than CNOOC, whose offer could have meant more money. Both Chevron and Unocal are headquartered in California. We hear about free trade, national security and political interference from David Baker, who reports on business for the San Francisco Chronicle, and political scientist Wenran Jiang at the University of Alberta in Canada.
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San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Control District on emission factors for dairies

Ruby's article on dairy-cow pollution

Unocal accepts Chevron offer

CNOOC withdraws Unocal bid

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (HR 6)

San Francisco Chronicle on CNOOC's withdrawal of Unocal purchase

Shaw obit, Los Angeles Times

John Balzar's appreciation of Shaw



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