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September 7, 1988 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Within the next day or two, Union Pacific will sell its oil refinery in Long Beach for more than $400 million to one of the oil companies bidding eagerly to buy it--among them Exxon, Unocal and British Petroleum. But whether British Petroleum wins or loses the Long Beach bidding, it is determined to acquire sizable operations in California and on the West Coast. A BP acquisition of Unocal is constantly suggested by oil industry analysts.
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November 7, 2000 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive the Brits if they seem a bit smug about having quietly overtaken Japan as California's leading foreign investor. After all, they stoically endured years of pronouncements that they were passe, that the Golden State's future lay to the West and South, that the millennium would usher in a Pacific Century with Tokyo and Beijing at the helm.
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November 7, 2000 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive the Brits if they seem a bit smug about having quietly overtaken Japan as California's leading foreign investor. After all, they stoically endured years of pronouncements that they were passe, that the Golden State's future lay to the West and South, that the millennium would usher in a Pacific Century with Tokyo and Beijing at the helm.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1988 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Within the next day or two, Union Pacific will sell its oil refinery in Long Beach for more than $400 million to one of the oil companies bidding eagerly to buy it--among them Exxon, Unocal and British Petroleum. But whether British Petroleum wins or loses the Long Beach bidding, it is determined to acquire sizable operations in California and on the West Coast. A BP acquisition of Unocal is constantly suggested by oil industry analysts.
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