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Oil Profits Falling Fastest Since Lehman From Exxon to Chesapeake: Energy

Bloomberg -- Profits for the biggest U.S. energy producers including Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) are poised to decline the most since the financial meltdown of 2008-09 as the drilling technique known as fracking collapses natural gas prices.

Exxon and Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), which today reports 2011 earnings, will see net income in 2012 slide 7 percent and 10 percent, respectively, according to the mean of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. That would be the biggest drop since 2009 for the companies, the largest U.S. gas producers.

While higher global demand for transportation fuels drove up crude prices about 30 percent since 2009, the domestic gas glut is pinching earnings for producers even as it pushes the U.S. toward energy independence. Especially hurt are Chesapeake and ConocoPhilli


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 5:15:31 AM

I am sooooooo distraught over the loss of a few MILLION in their BILLION dollar profits. A few million will send Pig Oil to the poor house, right? (sarcasm and cynicism off)
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:11:23 AM

Oil Profits Falling Fastest Since Lehman From Exxon to Chesapeake and oil companies are refining oil into fuel and exporting it to other countries for additional profits. Fuel prices at the pump will be at its all time high. Canadian pipeline oil will be refined into fuel and will also be exported, no price relief at the pump for the US. Oil companies are complaining, when their profits have been the most ever.
If there is such as over supply of natural gas, make it available for more vehicles, just like it is for trucks and buses. Will that take away from the oil needed for gasoline and diesel fuel?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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RBob
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:15:03 PM


Oh sure. And coming from Bloomberg too, what's to believe?

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ssect8
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:04:00 PM

Isn't that just too bad?
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JesseJack52
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:57:09 PM

well, well
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jimbo1867
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:56:21 PM

okay
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PnnyPnchr
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:54:41 PM

Should start using more CNG as auto fuel.
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wwardyota
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:52:14 PM

so they say... when would oil even admit to falling profits?
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monieet
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:51:26 PM

Ok
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Thomtec
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:49:45 PM

This is a good thing for consumers. Dont feel sorry for the producers because the will make plenty of profits. Ebb and flow
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:48:14 PM


"Well aid" must be a new tax break for oil companies in Texas!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:46:00 PM


Don't we all feel so sorry for Big Oil. How many tax write offs will be taken for the refineries that are being closed to raise retail prices?
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:45:49 PM

THE OIL COMPANIES NEED TO COME DOWN TO OUR LEVEL AND HELP THE POOR WORKING PEOPLE.
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gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:45:32 PM

alllllllllll.
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fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:44:53 PM

"THAT'S GOOD FOR US AMERICANS"....NOW WILL THE PRICE COME DOWN AMIDS'T ALL THE PROBLEMS IN OUR WORLD.
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regout
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:44:21 PM

No fracking.
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TKDBlackBelt
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:44:02 PM

Hey carman11, don't forget the specuTRAITORS who drove the prices up in the first place!
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KY_Homeboy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:43:47 PM

Maybe for the common man working the rigs -
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:43:39 PM

My car does not burn natural gas. We have propane trucked in. The boom will not help us unless the infrastructure is there.

It will probably come since the resource is so plentiful. Hurry up!

Pray BHO & Co. don't shoot down domestic production. They are inclined to destroy, not create.
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confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:43:16 PM

carman11 has it right: "THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ONE THAT MAKES THE PROFIT ON ENERGY BY WAY OF TAXES!!!"

Articles have been posted here on gasbuddy setting out the facts about how the government rakes in 50 - 73% of the cash from oil leases. Please don't ignore the facts and make businesses into the scapegoats! Instead, demand lower taxes!
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carman11
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:38:04 PM

THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ONE THAT MAKES THE PROFIT ON ENERGY BY WAY OF TAXES!!!
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:34:43 PM

Please, everyone, buy more Exxon Mobil products.
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craigsfrank
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:34:40 PM

I feel sorry for my credit card bill every month when I fill up a few times. Someone is making $$.
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chrisg55
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:33:31 PM

Poor oil companies, maybe they need more tax breaks..Bush
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goalie1950
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:27:42 PM

Are we suppose to feel sorry for these energy companies? I think not.
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min_fuel
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:27:29 PM

Gas prices are low because demand is low due to the unusually warm Winter. But as the economy gets going after Obama is kicked out of office, the demand for Natural Gas will skyrocket.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:27:04 PM

Well aid humblepie.
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DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:26:13 PM

I am finding it very hard to feel sorry for Exxon.
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cheap59
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:25:02 PM

Now if gas prices will fall too.
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kmaesad
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:25:01 PM

AAhhhhh..
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:23:28 PM

Hey Senrac I though that was in Arizona! LOL
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NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:23:18 PM

Finally, a good thing about fracking.
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Senrac
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:19:59 PM

and if you believe that I got ocean front property in Nebraska to sell ya cheap
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:19:12 PM

Suppy and demand - with more natural gas being found, prices come down. . . Which is why It upsets me to see the government throw roadblocks up to recovering oil. . . Blocking companies from recovering oil just means prices will be higher than they should be.
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pgerassi
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:18:46 PM

Because storage is a problem for NG, CIFs haven't pushed the prices through the roof. Ban CIFs and most oil product prices would be the same as NG.
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:18:11 PM

I just heard that company profits were up. But even a 7% slide is not a lot since they made BILLIONS off the consumers of the US!
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HYEgasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:16:38 PM

Exxon isn't even around in CA.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:11:56 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:07:19 PM

Exxon is cheap ???
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:05:27 PM

they employ so many americans
i hope this is only temporary.
obama's job creation plans are
woeful at best and we certainly
need all the jobs we can get..
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ScottTee
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:05:07 PM

so let's get the Natural Gas Act passed, what are we waiting for?
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tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:04:39 PM

poor investors but we're still losing at the pumps with higher prices
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mikaye
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:00:58 PM

suuure profits are falling. just slanting statistics to increase prices without too much stink
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bl626
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:00:31 PM

oh.. poor investors... profit in decline, but our price at the pump rising!
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Blue48
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:59:14 PM

BAD NEWS FOR SOME!
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mazda03
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:57:06 PM

bs
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:56:39 PM

whatever
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:55:25 PM

BS
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:53:22 PM

I doubt their profit will be hurt much..
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:50:35 PM

Interesting
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