First Casualties of Low Oil Price – Whiting Petroleum Offers Itself For Sale

'Whiting_Petroleum_Corporation_LogoDenver’s Whiting Petroleum begins search for a buyer
Mar 9, 2015 – Staff – Denver Business Journal

Denver’s Whiting Petroleum Corp. is looking for a buyer again, several years after it last tried that approach.

The move comes three months after Whiting (NYSE: WLL) bought another Denver energy company, Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., creating the largest crude-oil producer in the bountiful Bakken shale region of the northern Great Plains. The combined company has a market cap of about $6.2 billion.

Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported Whiting (NYSE: WLL) is taking the step because the falling price of crude oil has been hurting the oil and gas producer, with revenue and share price both down.

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