In their latest episode of the VALUE: After Hours Podcast, Brewster Taylor, and Carlisle discussed Will Warren Buffett Take OXY Private?. Here’s an excerpt from the episode:
Tobias: Buffett is buying OXY hand over fist and he’s clearly a pretty good investor.
Tobias: And he’s been through a few of these before. He’s had some good experience with oil– Has he ever whiffed on it?
Bill: Yeah, he has. You ask why I think he would benefit from having it private or– I don’t know, if he can exert the same amount of control over production and capital allocation if it’s public and he’s a big-time shareholder. Whereas if he actually truly controls it– Charlie has been talking about for years. I wish that we would just slow production here and preserve our own barrels. If it’s private, you can actually do that.
Tobias: But that’s a national thing, isn’t it, rather than a company specific?
Bill: Yeah, but if you’re the one that owns the barrels at the end, make it rain, baby.
Tobias: I think Charlie’s idea was that we can send all the cash we want overseas. We can send them the paper and bring in the energy.
Tobias: And then, we’ll be the only ones with energy left at the end of the–
Bill: Then they’ll be holding worthless paper suckers.[laughter]
Tobias: It seems to be less–
Jake: It’s joke, but it’s kind of–
Bill: I know.
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