You would think that the proposed OXY takeover would be prime info for somebody who was interested in VPI. I wonder why the Yahoo profile does not mention that.
The Standard and Poors and the Reuters stock reports don't mention it either. This is not unique to VPI, but you would think that somebody trying to paint the picture of VPI as a potential investment would highlight the probable OXY takeover in any analysis.
I also wonder why the VPI website won't work if you don't run flash. This is pretty much of a quirk of VPI's website, rather than the norm. Give a kid an animation toy, and he wants to force people to view his animations. Actually I found a work around for that: http://www.vintagepetroleum.com/sitemap.htm lets you into the site directly.