Energy Biz Cheat Sheet: Clayton Williams Announces Plan to Pay Down Debt, Ecuador Suing ConocoPhillips

Clayton Williams (NASDAQ:CWEI) has announced it will terminate of all its 2012 and 2013 oil hedges for $50 million, which will be used to pay down some of its debt.

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Ecuador is reportedly suing a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for $504 million over alleged environmental damage from the company’s oil operations.

Chinese oil giant Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) has agreed to acquire Canada’s Daylight Energy at a 100%+ premium to its closing share price Friday. The acquisition still has to be approved by Canadian regulators.

Wisconsin’s utility regulator has approved Wisconsin Energy’s (NYSE:WEC) rate plan without making any modifications. Analysts expect the elimination of a short-term regulatory risk as a boost to the firm and to share prices.

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Superior Energy (NYSE:SPN) has agreed to buy Complete Production (NYSE:CPX) for $.27 billion in cash and stock. The $32.90/share offer represents a 61% premium to Complete Production’s closing price on Friday.