Chevron signs $53bn all-stock deal to acquire rival oil and gas firm Hess

Chevron has agreed to acquire rival American publicly listed oil and gas company Hess in an all-stock deal worth $53bn in a move to upgrade and diversify its portfolio.

After the inclusion of Hess’ debt, the total enterprise value is $60bn.

“Importantly, our two companies have similar values and cultures, with a focus on operating safely and with integrity, attracting and developing the best people, making positive contributions to our communities and delivering higher returns and lower carbon.”