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Occidental to Hold Earnings Conference Call

Occidental to Hold Earnings Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum
Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will hold a conference call on Wednesday, January
29, 2003 following the release of its fourth-quarter 2002 financial
results. The conference call, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST, may be
accessed by calling 1-888-868-9080. The conference call also can be
heard live on the company's website, www.oxy.com.
All remarks made during the conference call will be current at the time
of the call and will not be updated to reflect subsequent material
developments.
Fourth-quarter financial results will be available through the Investor
Relations section of the company's website concurrent with the SEC
filing. An archived edition of the conference call also will be
available on the website within several hours after the call is
completed.

CONTACT: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Lawrence P. Meriage (media)
310-443-6562
Kenneth J. Huffman (investors)
212-603-8183
On the web: www.oxy.com