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Chevron sticks with oil. And it pays off.

Anchorage Daily News online -- CHRIS KAHN
The Associated Press

Published: April 27th, 2012 02:06 PM
Last Modified: April 27th, 2012 02:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Chevron never bought into North America's natural gas boom the way Big Oil peers like Exxon did.

That decision appears to be paying off.

The San Ramon, Calif. energy giant reported Friday that profits increased 4.2 percent from January to March as oil sold for higher prices. Meanwhile a plunge in U.S. natural gas prices contributed to an 11 percent profit decline at Exxon. ConocoPhillips, another major U.S. natural gas producer, saw profits fall 3 percent.

Chevron's reliance on oil "turned out to be a really good decision," Argus Research analyst Phil Weiss said. "And it could serve them well. They have a lot of cash on hand."

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gas is gas...
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:05:41 PM

What plunge in natural gas prices??? Residential prices for natural gas are still going up and up and up!
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I'm not crying for Exxon...they still make way too much money at the consumers' expense.
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Profits are in Oil right now.
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since chevron is an oil and gas company...i would stick with it too
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:00:23 PM

In the short run that may be a good strategy, but not for the long haul.
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The big oil companies will make 3 or 5 Billion rather than 10s of Billions.
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The other big oil companies will be crying all the way to the bank.
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Interesting - Thanks for posting.
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Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
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Other than the second half of 2008 and 2009, it's not like there's really been hard times in the oil business.
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I will stick with the consumers.
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Congress will help out the oil companies that lost profits.
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So when are consumers going to get the benefit?
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Naturaly prices are going through the roof thanks to the teapartiers/GOBPers.
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good for them
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The price at the pumps didn't change much
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Profits increase again. Imagine that
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Exxon will survive
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Gee, I really feel sorry for Exxon, was their billion dollar profits off a couple of million?
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their all stickin' it to us anyway, Chevron maybe more than others...
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It's paid off in the short term. We don't know yet if it will pay off over time.
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Natural gas will go up when we are tired of paying high price for oil
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And who's paying for their success?
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Chevron has overpriced fuel.
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mmmmmm lets see how this pays off
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They are all still making a profit, just not as much as their greedy butts would like.
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...and their Techron is still the best.
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Solar will save us all ... lol
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