Chevron, Anadarko launch integration planning


HOUSTON, April 26 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp on Friday pushed back at the potential for a rival to break up its $33 billion deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp , saying the two companies had already begun meetings on a merger plan.

Occidental Petroleum on Thursday sought to scuttle the proposed deal, submitting a higher, $38 billion cash-and-stock offer for Anadarko. Anadarko's board said on Thursday it would evaluate the new proposal.

"I'll just remind everyone that we've got a signed deal that has been approved by both boards and we've moving forward with integration planning," said Chevron Chief Executive Michael Wirth on a conference call with analysts. He said a "sizeable" group of employees had already met.

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