SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 9, 2012
PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
700 Milam, Suite 3100
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 579-6000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On July 9, 2012, Plains Exploration & Production Company issued a press release announcing 2012 second quarter preliminary operational and financial results. The press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information presented herein under Item 2.02 shall not be deemed filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibit 99.1 Plains Exploration & Production Company press release dated July 9, 2012.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY|
|Date: July 9, 2012||
/s/ Nancy I. Williams
|Nancy I. Williams|
|Vice PresidentAccounting, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer|
Exhibit 99.1 Plains Exploration & Production Company press release dated July 9, 2012.