Chevron Quarter Profit Up to $4.14B

Monday, January 30, 2006
Chevron Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit rose to $4.14 billion from $3.44 billion as oil and fuel prices jumped. Per-share profit climbed to $1.86 from $1.63 a year earlier, according to Bloomberg.

Shares of Chevron yesterday fell $1.04 to $60.22 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The stock, which has climbed 6 percent this month, has 16 buy ratings, eight hold recommendations and one sell rating from analysts.

U.S. crude-oil futures traded at a record fourth-quarter average of $60.05 a barrel, up 24 percent from a year earlier, as damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita crimped production in the Gulf of Mexico, the biggest domestic source of oil and natural gas. Growing demand, fed by economic expansion in North America, China and India, has pushed oil producers and refiners close to capacity.

Oil futures surged 40 percent in 2005, the fourth straight yearly gain and the longest streak of increases since the contracts began trading in New York in 1983. Chevron gets about 85 percent of its profit from oil and gas sales. The rest comes from gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, chemicals, pipelines and coal.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Young Taken on PESA Advisory Board

Hoover Container Solutions’ chairman and CEO, Donald Young, has been nominated and elected to the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) Advisory Board for a three-year term.

US Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon System

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21.

Antwerp Port CEO Scoops Baron Title

After 25 years as CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, Eddy Bruyninckx has been raised to the nobility by H.M. the king of Belgium with the rank of baron. In Belgium

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0665 sec (15 req/sec)