Cnooc Hired U.S. Lobbyists Prior to Nexen Purchase Announcement

Cnooc Hired U.S. Lobbyists Prior to Nexen Purchase Announcement

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Cnooc, China’s largest offshore oil and gas explorer, hadn’t paid a firm to lobby Congress since its 2005 attempt to buy Unocal, according to public records. Unocal was eventually bought by San Ramon, California-based Chevron Corp.