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Occidental cut its capital spending budget by 26%.

March 18, 1986

The Los Angeles-based oil producer said falling oil prices forced it to implement a contingency plan that will reduce its 1986 capital spending to $1.1 billion from a planned $1.5 billion. Chairman Armand Hammer said spending on oil and gas operations will drop to $750 million from $1 billion. The elimination of 700 jobs in late 1985 was a first step in the contingency plan, the firm said.

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