Chinese probe into PetroChina’s Canadian operations deepens

A corruption probe in China reaches deeper into PetroChina’s (NYSE:PTR) operations in Canada’s oil industry, as a fourth high-ranking company official involved in oil sands deals is now believed to be under investigation.

The first three of the executives had frequent dealings with Athabasca Oil (OTCPK:ATHOF), which partnered with PTR in 2010 in a $5B joint venture to develop the MacKay River and Dover oil sands projects.

Athabasca is awaiting a $1.23B payment from PTR after it exercised an option to sell its remaining 40% of the Dover project, and ATHOF investors are nervous that PTR will not honor the payment, which was expected by the end of June.

Comments (0)
Be the first to comment
DJIA (DIA) S&P 500 (SPY)
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs