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Investors are placing buyout bets on oil drillers after Chevron-Anadarko deal

Tom DiChristopher

Shares of drillers with positions in the Permian Basin are on the rise following Chevron's $33 billion deal to acquire Anadarko Petroleum. Analysts say the rally in drilling stocks is largely a bet on more mergers and acquisitions in the space. Chevron's $33 billion deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum APC is having a halo effect for U.S. oil drillers, as investors place bets on the next acquisition target in the U.S. shale oil space.