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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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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:53:22 PM

I doubt their profit will be hurt much..
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kcboy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:50:35 PM

Interesting
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naiiawah
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:48:51 PM

Let me guess... now we'll have "bail out" the oil industry too.
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skyking19
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:47:38 PM

What goes up must come down.
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LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:47:16 PM

poor babies i feel so bad for them,, but don't worry they will find a way to raise profits yet
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:43:20 PM

WHAT!! How are they going to live on only about $25 billion a year.
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:42:53 PM

interesting how things change
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TelsaOR
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:42:46 PM

Guess we better change over to CNG to help keep them in business.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:42:14 PM

Huh?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:40:58 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:37:06 PM

Fascinating.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:36:44 PM

ouch
less profits less jobs
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lyons_coop
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:32:22 PM

If true it breaks my heart... not.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:30:58 PM

Anyone want a shovel?

Not even 2 months into 2012 and it's piling up fast.
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HDFXR1991
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:25:41 PM

What a lie!!!!!!!
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AcuraTSX
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:24:54 PM

Cynical public having forgot what accounting, if any, they had will find this report hard to believe.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:24:29 PM

Profits falling my ass
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Asbury09
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:23:36 PM

then what is happening to all the money from increased pump prices
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:22:40 PM

yep 8-10 % OF 8B...THEY ARE REALLY HURTING. jes like we are?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:22:21 PM

yeah... right
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ericbcire
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:20:31 PM

Oil prices are too high due to unwarranted speculation.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:18:01 PM

we can now refer to them as the "fracking oil companies"
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:16:06 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:12:53 PM

Although I don't like greed etc, don't forget that they pay a tremendous amount in taxes.
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hank1326
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:12:25 PM

Meanwhile the pump prices are climbing at an alarming rate here.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:11:11 PM

What a shame.
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EricSorenW
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:11:02 PM

Lots of profits I'm not getting!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:09:17 PM

You mean instead of 3 billion per quarter, it might be 2.99 bil?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:03:03 PM

Their profits are falling? They are not going to be the biggest ever this year? That's a shame!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:02:16 PM

whatever
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:01:39 PM

maybe the government could bail them out!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:01:33 PM

They won't stay low for long. Eventually they will go up as well.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:00:49 PM

If there is a glut of gas why has the price of it risen from 10 to 15% in the last 4 weeks??????????
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 9:00:21 PM

You said it ChuckGVT! Wait till November when unemployment is below 5%. So obama will get re-elected.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:56:17 PM

I believe that the oil profits are actually rising with the rising prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:52:22 PM

I'd rather talk about the 1.2 million Americans that stopped looking for work last month and caused the unemployment rate to drop. Too bad they don't mention that when they release the reports.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:50:40 PM

Might this be why we are being charged so much for gasoline at the pumps instead?
Prices are much too high for mid-February -- $3.49 a gallon.....
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:49:56 PM

IF THIS IS A ARTICLE FROM A ULTRA LIBERAL NEWSPAPER, I PERSONALLY TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:49:25 PM

Oh well
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:49:17 PM

mmmm
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raj_fl
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:48:27 PM

what a shame that big oil will loose fat
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:47:38 PM

OK, So Exxon only makes $7.8 billion instead of $8 billion....Cry me a river!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:47:05 PM

Sunoco is getting ready to sell or close several Penna. refineries if they can't find a buyer.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:45:13 PM

Oh boo hoo. I have no doubt they're still making money.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:44:49 PM

Ah.... But pump prices just keep climbing
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:42:21 PM

oh no, I have Chesapeake stock
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:40:57 PM

Just remember folks, the government makes several times the profit per gallon of gas than oil companies. Keep your eye on the ball.
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silverghost2000
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:38:46 PM

Sure, wait for the financial reports.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:30:07 PM

Tell by wallet that. It doesn't believe reports either.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:28:40 PM

I will believe that when I see the quaterly profit reports
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:28:17 PM

Note, they will still make a profit, just not as much.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:28:15 PM

Give me a break! After making outrageous profit for the past 4 years. You can't expect to make it 5 years in a roll.
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