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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."

New technologies set off a rush


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time will tell.
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For now it's paying off.
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Today's heros, tomorrow's zeros
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Good when oil companies diversify into other energy sources.
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Ill start driving my forklift
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ok.
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Hmm.
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Oil is a beast.
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If the resource is available, and is widely used (which may be under question), the go for it.
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ok
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Lets get natural gas cars
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:53:22 AM

I guess Chevron knows how to make a profit. You can't say that with Solyndra.
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Time to convert to nat gas...
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Chevron is very proud of their product...look at the price of it.
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As they say, do not put all your eggs in one container!
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okay....interesting
thanks for posting
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Seems like a good bet so far but perhaps they should be hedging their bets for the future.
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Maybe short term ok...but I think diversification will pay off in the long run.
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Do it chevron!!!
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Obama again?
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The Shale reservoirs can be used to pump Shale oil in lieu of the NG.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:37:00 AM

they would be upset if they were in Nat Gas and prices went down--smaller (still billions) bonuses for the brass.
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Good for Chevron.
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What about long term?
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May come back to bite them. We need more energy to drive the economy once Obama is sent back home to Chicago.
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I'm going to stick with "no oil"
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:28:53 AM

Thank God Chevron is doing well. I am so proud of them.

As for Exxon-Mobil and Phillips 66, I am worried for them. Hope they recover okay. OMG..I know I will have bad dreams tonight. All I can do is remember them in my prayers.

Maybe when my Phillips credit card statement comes this month I can slip them a few extra bucks to help out.

[Edited by: THZebra at 4/30/2012 12:30:32 AM EST]
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"Peak oil", anyone, to go with your "climate change"...???
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A drop in the bucket for Exxon Mobile.
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Does an Oil company ever come up on the short end of the stick?
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if you're profits are 25 billion and they drop by 11% does that mean we have to have a tag sale for exxon ?
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Natural Gas will be slow to catch on since the big semi trucks last soooo many years and are very expensive to replace.
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Too much thought for the profit side. Thought should be given to aid our country in its attempt to grt most everyone working with decent jobs.
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until natural gas prices go up.
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That may be ok for this quarter but what about long term?
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Yeah Buddy and I have plenty of natural gas...
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Now the opposite will be true when the price of natural gas rises substantially.
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Okay for now but, natural gas is here to stay.
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