Chevron Corporation (Public, NYSE:CVX) manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates, and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to the United States and International subsidiaries that engage in fully integrated petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining operations of coal and other minerals, power generation and energy services.

Exploration and production (upstream) operations consist of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas, and also marketing natural gas. Refining, marketing and transportation (downstream) operations relate to refining crude oil into finished petroleum products; marketing crude oil and the many products derived from petroleum, and transporting crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment and rail car. In April 2009, Reliance Industries Limited bought back Chevron Corporation's 5% stake in Reliance Petroleum Limited.

Shell Plans At Least $1 Billion Investment In Chinese Shale Gas Per Year

Royal Dutch Shell announced plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China's supply of shale gas, Reuters reported. The news came from the energy firm's head executive in China, Lim Haw Kuang, who responded to Reuters' questions about the alleged $1 billion-a-year plan to invest in the potentially vast natural gas trove.

NY Comptroller To Chevron: Time To Pay $18 Billion Ecuador Fine

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli renewed his call on Friday that Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), the second-largest oil company in the U.S., settle its legal battle against a multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador, to avoid further damaging its reputation and shareholder value.



Oil, Stocks, Yields Tumble: Daily Markets Wrap

Disappointing jobs growth in the U.S., together with shrinking manufacturing and services activity in the euro zone, had equities and commodities in retreat and bond yields down. News this weekend isn't likely to calm jitters, with elections in both Greece and France, which may get its first new socialist president since 1981.
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Pre-Market Movers (DGI, LNKD, VE, DB, DOW, NRF, SDRL, AIG)

The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade Friday are: DigitalGlobe Inc, Linkedin Corporation, Veolia Environnement, Deutsche Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, Northstar Realty Finance Corp and Seadrill Ltd American International Group Inc.
The Woodside gas plant is seen at sunset in Burrup at the Pilbarra region in Western Australia

Mitsui, Mitsubishi Buy Stake in Woodside's Browse LNG Project

Woodside Petroleum Limited (AX: WPL) sold a 14.7 percent stake in its Browse liquid natural gas (LNG) development project for $2 billion to a Japanese joint venture operated by Mitsui & Company Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation, the Australian company announced Tuesday.