NYSE: CVX) today reported earnings of $5.4 billion ($2.77 per share – diluted) for the second quarter 2013, compared with $7.2 billion ($3.66 per share – diluted) in the 2012 second quarter. Sales and other operating revenues in the second quarter 2013 were $55 billion, compared to $60 billion in the year ago period.
"Our second quarter earnings were down from the very strong level of a year ago,” said Chairman and CEO John Watson. “The decrease was largely due to softer market conditions for crude oil and refined products. Earnings were also reduced as a result of repair and maintenance activities in our U.S. refineries.”
“We continue to advance our major capital projects. An important milestone was achieved in the second quarter with the loading of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas at the Angola LNG project, one of the largest energy projects on the African continent.” Watson continued,“ This marks an important step in the development of our LNG business. Additional LNG growth is expected in the coming years from our Gorgon and Wheatstone projects in Australia.
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