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Upstream oil and gas M&A stormed back in the third quarter with $16 billion in announced transactions—the year’s strongest showing after a hit-and-miss first half.

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. analyst Matt Portillo noted that: “Since 2021, the public universe has taken out some notable privates in both oil and gas basins.”

And he expects private-to-public consolidation to continue in 2023 as “private operators have started to reach free cash flow inflection points that could allow for further deals to occur.”

Deals this past week include:

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