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: Occidental Petroleum in talks to buy CrownRock for more than $10 billion: report

Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY, +0.45% is in negotiations to buy Texas energy producer CrownRock in a deal that could be valued at more than $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.

If all goes well, the deal could come together soon, according to the Journal.

Midland, Texas-based CrownRock is a major developer of Permian Basin oilfields, and it one of the last remaining big private companies in the region, according to the Journal.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, -0.54% BRK.B, -0.38% owns a roughly 25% stake in Occidental.

In October, ExxonMobil Corp. XOM, -1.50% said it would buy Permian shale driller Pioneer Natural Resources Co. PXD, -1.30% in an all-stock deal valued at $59.5 billion.

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