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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (“Oxy”) and its affiliated companies maintain this website and other linked and related sites (the “Site”) for the use of its customers, vendors, royalty holders, and other Site users (“Users”) upon agreement to the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”).  Please read the Terms carefully before using the Site.  Use of this website indicates acceptance of the Terms and forms a binding agreement between you and Oxy.  If you do not agree to the Terms, do not use this Site.

Use of site

Occidental authorizes you to view and download the materials of this Site strictly for your personal, non-commercial use.  Materials may be downloaded or printed provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials.  You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose.  Furthermore, you may not link to the Site without Oxy’s express permission.  Any personally identifiable information provided by you is subject to Oxy’s Privacy Agreement.  A link to this agreement is found on the bottom of each page of the Site.  Any breach of these Terms automatically terminates your authorized use of the Site.

Trademark and Copyright

OXY, and certain other brands, trademarks, and service marks are marks of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and its affiliates.  The materials on this Site are copyrighted, and any unauthorized use of any materials on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

Hyperlinks

Links to external websites are provided solely as a convenience to you.  Oxy has not reviewed all of these external websites, does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content.  Oxy’s Privacy Statement also does not apply to any external website.  If you decide to access any of the external websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Investor Relations and Forward-looking Statements

Information on this Site may contain forward-looking statements and involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results of operations, liquidity, cash flows and business prospects.  Factors that could cause results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: global commodity pricing fluctuations; competitive pricing pressures; higher than expected costs including feedstocks; crude oil and natural gas prices; chemical prices; potential liability for remedial actions under existing or future environmental regulations and limitation; potential liability for remedial actions under existing or future environmental regulation; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation; general domestic and international political conditions; potential disruption or interruption of Oxy’s production or manufacturing facilities due to accidents, political events or insurgent activity; potential failure to achieve expected production from existing and future oil and gas development projects; the supply/demand considerations for Oxy’s products; any general economic recession or slowdown domestically or internationally; regulatory uncertainties; and not successfully completing, or any material delay of, any development of new fields, expansion, capital expenditure, efficiency improvement project, acquisition or disposition.  Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “estimate”, “project”, “predict”, “will”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “intend”, “believe”, “expect” or similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes.  Oxy expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or otherwise.  In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed might not occur.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically producible under existing economic and operating conditions.  We may use certain terms on the Site, such as “probable” and “possible” reserves, that the SEC’s guidelines strictly prohibit us from using with the SEC.  Nothing on the Site constitutes investment advice.  The materials and data available on the Site are provided for your convenience only.  U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, File No. 1-9210, available from us at the address specified on this website.  You can also obtain a copy from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

Any stock price information presented on the Site should not be relied on for investment purposes.  Oxy does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information and is not liable for any loss or damages that may arise from reliance on the stock price information.

No Warranty

The materials provided at this site are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property.  Oxy further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials at this Site.  Oxy may make changes to the materials at this Site, or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice.  The materials at this Site may be out of date, and Oxy makes no commitment to update the materials at this Site.  Information published at this Site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country.  Consult your local Oxy business contact for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.  Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Oxy, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this Site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of this Site, any websites liked to this Site, or the materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.  If your use of the materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.  Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Applicable Law

The Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.  By using this site, you agree that any suit or hearing regarding this website shall be heard in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division, where federal jurisdiction exists.  All other cases involving a dispute regarding the website are under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court for the County of Los Angeles, California.  You also consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California regarding any dispute that arises from this Site.

Failure to enforce strict performance of the Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Oxy may assign its rights and duties under the Terms without notice to any party at any time.

Effective Date and Updates

The Terms are effective as of July 1, 2004 and are subject to change without notice by Occidental at any time.  Please check for changes regularly.  Your use of this Site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.

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