Updated Oct. 23, 2023 5:58 am ET
Chevron said it would buy Hess in an all-stock deal worth $53 billion, in the latest sign of consolidation in an oil-and-gas industry flush with cash.
The U.S. energy giant said buying Hess would upgrade and diversify its portfolio, adding a large oil asset in Guyana and bolstering its U.S. shale operations. Chevron also highlighted the attraction of Hess’s assets in the Gulf of Mexico and its natural-gas business in Southeast Asia.
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