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12/21/10Murphy Oil Schedules Earnings Conference Call
EL DORADO, Ark., Dec 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has scheduled its conference call at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, January 27th, to review fourth quarter 2010 earnings, which will be announced Wednesday afternoon, January 26th. Marketwire is handling arrangements for the call. Interested parties may participate by dialing 1-800-575-5790 and referencing reservation number 2241073. The call will also be broadc... 
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12/13/10Murphy Oil Adds New Acreage in Brunei Darussalam
EL DORADO, Ark., Dec 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canam Brunei Oil Ltd., has entered into a Production Sharing Agreement with Brunei National Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (PetroleumBRUNEI) for interests in offshore Block CA-2. Murphy will hold a 30% working interest in Block CA-2. Murphy currently holds a 5% working interest in Block CA-1. David M. Wood, Murphy's ... 
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11/04/10Murphy Oil Announces New Acreage in Kurdistan
EL DORADO, Ark., Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Murphy Central Dohuk Oil Co., Ltd., has finalized an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq (KRG) to acquire an interest in the Central Dohuk block. Murphy will operate and hold a 50% interest in the block. The Central Dohuk block covers approximately 619 square kilometers and is located in the Dohuk area of th... 
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11/03/10Murphy Oil Announces Preliminary Quarterly Earnings
EL DORADO, Ark., Nov 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income in the third quarter of 2010 was $202.8 million ($1.05 per diluted share) compared to net income of $188.9 million ($0.98 per diluted share) in the third quarter of 2009. The Company had higher income in 2010 compared to 2009 primarily due to better earnings from U.S. retail marketing and ethanol production operations. For the first nine ... 
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10/06/10Murphy Oil Announces Dividend
EL DORADO, Ark., Oct 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.275 per share, or $1.10 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable December 1, 2010 to holders of record November 12, 2010. SOURCE: Murphy Oil Corporation Murphy Oil Corporation Barry Jeffery, 870-864-6501 ... 
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10/06/10Murphy Oil Schedules Earnings Conference Call
EL DORADO, Ark., Oct 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has scheduled its conference call at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, November 4th to review third quarter 2010 earnings, which will be announced Wednesday afternoon, November 3rd. Marketwire is handling arrangements for the call. Interested parties may participate by dialing 1-888-516-2446 and referencing reservation number 2649284. The call will also be broadcas... 
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09/27/10Murphy Oil USA, Inc. Reaches Agreement with Environmental Protection Agency on Consent Decree
EL DORADO, Ark., Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Oil USA, Inc. has reached an agreement on a Consent Decree with the Environmental Protection Agency that will cover Murphy's two U.S. refineries in Meraux, Louisiana and Superior, Wisconsin. Tom McKinlay, Sr. Vice President, U.S. Manufacturing Murphy Oil USA, Inc. commented, "After several years of negotiation with the EPA... 
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09/09/10Murphy Oil Adds New North American Resource Acreage
EL DORADO, Ark., Sep 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., has entered into an agreement with Kainaiwa Resources Inc., a corporation wholly-owned by the Blood Tribe First Nation to acquire 202 sections (129,280 acres) of prospective oil and gas properties located within the Blood Tribe Reserve in southern Alberta. The lease agreement will give Murphy drilling ... 
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08/04/10Murphy Oil Announces Second Quarter Earnings
EL DORADO, Ark., Aug 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income in the second quarter of 2010 was $272.3 million ($1.41 per diluted share) compared to net income of $158.8 million ($0.83 per diluted share) in the second quarter of 2009. Income improved in 2010 in both the upstream and downstream businesses of the Company. Upstream earnings improved in the 2010 quarter due to higher oil and natural gas sale... 
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08/04/10Murphy Oil Announces Dividend Increase
EL DORADO, Ark., Aug 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $.275 per share, or $1.10 per share on an annualized basis. The previous annualized dividend level was $1.00 per share. The dividend is payable September 1, 2010 to holders of record August 16, 2010. In commenting on the 10% dividend increase, David M. Wood, Pr... 
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07/22/10Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Plans to Exit the Refining Business
EL DORADO, Ark., Jul 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) announced today that its Board of Directors approved plans for exiting the Company's refining businesses. The refineries at Superior, Wisconsin; Meraux, Louisiana and Milford Haven, Wales along with the retail system in the United Kingdom will be placed for sale. The Company anticipates a transaction being completed in the first quarter of 2011. President and CEO David W... 
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07/07/10Murphy Oil Schedules Earnings Conference Call
EL DORADO, Ark., Jul 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has scheduled its conference call at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, August 5th to review second quarter 2010 earnings, which will be announced Wednesday afternoon, August 4th. Marketwire is handling arrangements for the call. Interested parties may participate by dialing 1-888-267-6301 and referencing reservation number 6543170. The call will also be broadcast live over... 
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05/05/10Murphy Oil Announces First Quarter 2010 Earnings and Results of Drilling Wells
EL DORADO, Ark., May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income in the first quarter of 2010 was $148.9 million ($0.77 per diluted share), compared to net income of $171.1 million ($0.89 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2009. The 2010 quarterly results included net after-tax losses of $41.3 million ($0.21 per diluted share) on transactions denominated in foreign currencies, while the 2009 results... 
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04/21/10Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Termination of Production Sharing Contracts for Blocks L and M in Malaysia
EL DORADO, Ark., Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) announced that it has been informed by PETRONAS that following the execution of the Exchange of Letters between Malaysia and the Sultanate of Brunei on March 16, 2009, the offshore exploration areas designated as Block L and Block M are no longer a part of Malaysia. As a consequence, the production sharing contracts covering Blocks L and M, awarded in 2003 to PETRONAS Carigal... 
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04/07/10Murphy Oil Announces Dividend
EL DORADO, Ark., Apr 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable June 1, 2010 to holders of record May 14, 2010. SOURCE: Murphy Oil Corporation Murphy Oil Corporation Craig Bonsall, 870-881-6853 ... 
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04/06/10Murphy Oil Schedules Earnings Conference Call
EL DORADO, Ark., Apr 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has scheduled its conference call at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 6th to review first quarter 2010 earnings, which will be announced Wednesday afternoon, May 5th. ACT Teleconferencing is handling arrangements for the call. Interested parties may participate by dialing 1-877-941-2927 and referencing reservation number 4281227. The call will also be broadcast live o... 
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02/03/10Murphy Oil Announces Dividend
EL DORADO, Ark., Feb 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today declared a quarterly dividend on the Common Stock of Murphy Oil Corporation of $0.25 per share, or $1.00 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable March 1, 2010 to holders of record February 16, 2010. SOURCE: Murphy Oil Corporation Murphy Oil Corporation Craig Bonsall, 870-881-6853 murphyoil@murphyoilcorp.com http://www.mur... 
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01/27/10Murphy Oil Announces Preliminary Quarterly and Annual Earnings
EL DORADO, Ark., Jan 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income in the fourth quarter of 2009 was $318.8 million ($1.65 per diluted share), compared to net income of $127.4 million ($0.67 per diluted share) in the fourth quarter 2008. The 2009 period included a $185.3 million after-tax benefit from anticipated recovery of deepwater federal royalties previously paid for certain oil and gas properties in th... 
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01/11/10CORRECTED Murphy Oil Announces Results from First Eagle Ford Shale Well and Update of Drilling Activities
EL DORADO, Ark., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced encouraging results from their first well drilled in the Eagle Ford Shale in McMullen County, Texas. Two appraisal wells drilled in Malaysia encountered less than prognosticated oil pays and were abandoned. In the Gulf of Mexico, the Company announced its participation in the Deep Blue prospect currently being drilled in Green Canyon. A discovery was made at the ... 
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01/11/10Murphy Oil Announces Results from First Eagle Ford Shale Well and Update of Drilling Activities
EL DORADO, Ark., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) announced encouraging results from their first well drilled in the Eagle Ford Shale in McMullen County, Texas. Two appraisal wells drilled in Malaysia encountered less than prognosticated oil pays and were abandoned. In the Gulf of Mexico, the Company announced its participation in the Deep Blue prospect currently being drilled in Green Canyon. A discovery was made at the ... 
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