Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) proposal to split its U.S. and foreign businesses is pressuring...

|About: Occidental Petroleum Corpor... (OXY)|By:, SA News Editor

Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) proposal to split its U.S. and foreign businesses is pressuring more oil companies to follow suit, with ConocoPhillips (COP), Anadarko (APC) and Talisman (TLM) among those asking whether the U.S. shale boom has made their global business models obsolete. Separating relatively low-cost investments in U.S. shale from foreign assets carrying bigger potential rewards/risks will unlock a bounty for shareholders, Deutsche Bank's Paul Sankey says.