Houston energy cos. announced or planned more than $16B worth of M&A deals in past week

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It’s been a big week for energy deals in Houston. Since Oct. 28, three multibillion-dollar deals to acquire Houston-based energy companies have been announced. Additionally, at least three Houston-based companies have announced deals or plans to sell energy assets totaling nearly $2 billion. And that’s not including BP closing its previously announced $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP Billiton’s onshore U.S. assets. Here’s a quick look at some of the biggest such deals or plans announced…