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Chevron posts record profit

SF Gate -- Chevron said Friday that its fourth-quarter profit increased 41 percent to a record $7.25 billion ($3.70 per share) as it reported stronger refining results and a gain from an Australian natural gas field swap.

That was up from $5.12 billion ($2.58) a year earlier, the San Ramon company said. Analysts had predicted a profit of $3.06 per share. Sales fell 3 percent to $56.3 billion.

Chevron shares rose just over 1 percent to $116.50 Friday.

Chevron's refining segment returned to profit from a loss a year earlier as rising supplies from U.S. shale formations lowered crude input costs and processing margins climbed 46 percent. Chevron also benefited as crude prices rose in international energy markets. About 75 percent of the company's crude is pumped from non-U.S. wells.



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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:51:06 PM

Gouging and scheming pays big!
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:42:23 AM

Great, now fix the refinery.
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underbird10
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:18:51 PM

Billions and billions in profit every quarter and all we hear about is how hard it is to make a profit in the oil business. Meanwhile average, everyday people are starving or are simply scraping by by the skin of their teeth and seeing their taxes shoot up to pay for the rest of the poor. I wonder how much of this profit will be going to pay for Obamacare and to fund the Social Security shortfall.

Answer is: approximately none.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:09:28 PM

Love those dividends and the increase in stock price!! Keep it going!!
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 1:52:30 PM

I am not at all surprised Chevron made a record profit. After all the oil industry has been gouging us at the pump for many years.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 1:19:38 PM

More to come this year...
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:09:54 PM

Imagine that!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:24:14 AM

When does Apple report it's earnings?
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:57:07 AM

Fat cats got some huge bonuses...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:46:13 AM

Buy stock in Chevron.
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scu227
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:24:08 AM

And they continue to raise prices !!!! WHY ???????
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:16:11 AM

more job security
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:08:09 AM

Good. An American company which employs American people in American jobs.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 8:04:46 AM

They are taking advantage of the general public. Wrong in every way.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:50:53 AM

And this is not a sign of gouging the consumer.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:50:27 AM

good time for oil companies.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:38:07 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:38:03 AM

SOP
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:37:51 AM

No surprise but since our government don't do anything against speculators, oil will increase and their pockets will be full of our money.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:34:25 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:34:18 AM

Good for Chevron, at least someone is making some money.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:33:25 AM

wasnt that a surprise
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:33:08 AM

Not surprining with past & current fuel cost.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:30:26 AM

Should come as no surprise based on pump prices
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:30:23 AM

whew! that's a load on my back! I was afraid they were going broke....
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:30:09 AM

And with higher gas they will do even better....
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:29:39 AM

Good story along with current price gouge
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:29:12 AM

I miss standard oil.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:27:18 AM

good for them their stock holders will like that
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:25:31 AM

Shocking....not.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:25:20 AM

Not surprised!!! They are sucking us dry!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:24:36 AM

These ridiculously high fuel prices have to have a result somewhere. No matter if the is on the behalf of the little people.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:24:16 AM

“…reported stronger refining results and a gain from an Australian natural gas field swap.”

“About 75 percent of the company's crude is pumped from non-U.S. wells.


”Makes ya wonder...

[Edited by: DblChek at 2/2/2013 6:25:14 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:23:26 AM

Really ? I can't imagine why.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:22:21 AM

As if we couldn't suspect !..ech, greed!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:21:02 AM

these companies get fined up the #(%&(#@ to the tune of millions and billions in the case of bp. They just tack fines on to the price of oil and continue with record profits.

I pray for the day that our politicians get smart and start regulating this monopolistic industry.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:20:28 AM

They really need tax supports and high retail.

More than a billion a month not bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:18:30 AM

Gee what a surprise an oil company making record profits.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:18:17 AM

Imagine that!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:17:05 AM

Should anyone be surprised at this?
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bsmerl
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Did anybody doubt they would have record profits?

Up up and away!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:15:29 AM

no surprise.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:15:13 AM

Yes, so the fine they paid (Millions) for the San Francisco refinery fire did not hurt them a bit..make um bleed for cripes sakes!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:13:42 AM

par for the oil company
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:10:56 AM

Lower prices
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:10:05 AM

The way they just increased the prices, now wonder there were record profits!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:07:56 AM

Everybody hates a company when they make a profit but they also hate them when they lose money, go broke and close for business because that causes unemployment to rise and deprives “me” of products.
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Where does it all go???
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:07:04 AM

Greed
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:00:41 AM

Good for them, at least someone is making money
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:00:28 AM

We have ourselves to thank for this record! This insanity must stop - before it bankrupts us!!!
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