ExxonMobil revenues, profit are down

(The Associated Press)

ExxonMobil earned $69 billion in revenue in the second quarter, down from last year’s $73.5 billion.

Some of the benefits of rising crude prices, up 22% this year, were offset by natural gas prices, which have fallen almost 24% during the same period.

The nation’s largest oil company said last week its profit fell 21% to $3.1 billion, or 73 cents per share, compared with last year’s $4 billion. Nonetheless, that’s still better than the per-share earnings of 66 cents that analysts were looking for, according to a survey by FactSet.

“We continue to make significant progress toward delivering our long-term growth plans,” CEO Darren Woods said in a prepared statement.

Oil production was 3.9 million barrels per day, up 7% from the same time last year. Exxon made key investments in the Permian Basin, spending $8.1 billion on capital and exploration overall, which was up 22% from last year. Permian production was up nearly 90% from the second quarter of last year.

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