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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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noumi
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:07:18 PM

we are filling coroprate belly
CheapDiesel
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 7:07:03 PM

Natural gas is only cheap for the utility providers, the discount doesn't make it down to the consumer.
danreino
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:57:53 PM

Sure they are. I have some prime swampland in Northern Minnesota that I'd like to show you too ;/
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:55:00 PM

I do not shed tears for those that don't deserve them and this is not a tear shedding case.
Skyeja
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:54:25 PM

As we all know, what crude is a barrel and what they're sticking it to us for /$ had never added up. Guess they need more vacation homes and party boats.
spmaudio
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:53:48 PM

They're talking about a percentage here...the actual dollar amount will be a very different story!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:49:03 PM

what's a few hundred million $$$ to the elite?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:48:00 PM

they'll make it up with their tax returns
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:46:38 PM

Dumb
grammamNV
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:43:35 PM

poor babies!! yeah right. they'll just stick it to us again.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:43:25 PM

I find this hard to believe.
paulydel
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:42:12 PM

I have no sympathy for the oil companies. They have been gouging us for a long time now.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:41:06 PM

ok
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Join the club.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:40:35 PM

Cheap natural gas does one thing. The low prices will stop drilling for it.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:39:23 PM

Boo hoo hoo! I think gas prices should be raised to $5/gallon so Exxon's revenue and profits can get back to "normal". Those execs must be suffering so much. I don't think they can afford their Ferraris and ultra mega mansions any longer.
032946
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:36:03 PM

Who are they trying to fool? The oil companies have been shipping more distilled product to other countries at a permium price well over what they can make it on it here. They are liquifing natural gas and shipping that out of the country also because of over supply here and lack of demand the mild winter in the midwest. They are gouging us to death at the pump and killing the economy.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:35:21 PM

Oh, my heart goes out to them---NOT
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:35:10 PM

Oh Boo Hoo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:34:05 PM

7% lower profit -- against an annual $150 billion profit doesn't sound like they are hurting (source is http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=xom).
Romey08
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:30:02 PM

making it up from higher oil prices
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:25:57 PM

Falling? Doubtful.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:22:54 PM

lies..
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:22:28 PM

There is a difference between "sales" and "profits".
southrob
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:19:04 PM

well the record profits they made the last 2 years should help out when they are crying in their beer
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:18:43 PM

I also feel very sorry for them too!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:18:21 PM

Don't believe it. The oil companies are laughing their way to the bank.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:16:34 PM

I'm really crying for those poor Energy Companies... Trust me!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:15:56 PM

I find this hard to believe.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:11:45 PM

Should make a lot of environmentalist whackos and other far lefters very happy.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:11:20 PM

oh well, there go all our 401k and profit sharing plans, again.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:09:47 PM

oh oh
Topshopper2011
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:06:19 PM

More lies! Greedy oil barons!
CarolinaDragon
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:06:17 PM

Oil profits have increased sharply thanks to higher gas prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:04:52 PM

OK
MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:04:27 PM

So how much of the price increases are a DIRECT
BobbyVA
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:03:31 PM

Let the T. Boone Pickens' natural gas theory rise, rise, rise so prices will go down, down, down. His theory was correct even before fracking became mainline.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:58:18 PM

Awwww. We aren't posting record profits quarter after quarter? Time for prices to plummet back to earth where they rightfully belong.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:58:16 PM

I hope all gas prices fall!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:58:14 PM

I don't know how when the prices keep rising!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:56:33 PM

They'll figure out a way to make it up!
gasaholicMO
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:52:38 PM

Like "really". Who do they think they are kidding.
eaglev
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:52:26 PM

And people think the oil companies are the bad guys.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:50:30 PM

Aww-think they'll be okay.
dynamouse
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:41:54 PM

this is BS they are exporting great lets drill drill the high cost of fuel that clown obama made sure this would happen he wants all of us in the little green clown cars tell him to stick it and still sticking it to us
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:41:10 PM

"Oil Profits Falling ..." -ROFLMAO
PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:41:01 PM

That doesn't help us out here in CA.
sjl08203
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:38:55 PM

Boo Hoo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:38:34 PM

OK
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:33:43 PM

Maybe they won't make record profits this year.
autohio
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:32:28 PM

Oh, I'm sure it's hard times for the oil companies
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