BP shares crawl near breakeven after the U.S. government temporarily bans the company from new...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor
BP shares crawl near breakeven after the U.S. government temporarily bans the company from new contracts. Today's news wasn't all bad, with its sale of a package of North Sea field assets to Abu Dhabi-based Taqa for $1.06B, which Simmons analysts say is positive for BP as the transaction price was fair and the announced divestment program is now substantially complete.