Friday, July 31, 2009

Chevron Profits Tumble 71 pct Because of Cheap Oil

Chevron Corp. says its second quarter profit fell 71 percent as demand for crude oil and gasoline plunged. Chevron, the second largest U.S. oil company, said Friday its net income amounted to $1.75 billion, or 87 cents per share, for the three-month period that ended June 30. That compared with $5.98 billion, or $2.90 per share, in the same period last year. The company said its net income suffered from a weak U.S. dollar, amounting to $453 million in reduced earnings. That compares with an income benefit of $126 million in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of 95 cents per share. Those estimates typically exclude one time items.....Your keyword

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