Chevron issues interim update for second quarter 2012 with earnings expected to be higher than in the first quarter
Upstream results are projected to be lower between sequential quarters, due to lower average crude oil prices, partially offset by foreign exchange gains.
Downstream earnings in the second quarter are expected to be significantly higher, reflecting improved refining margins and gains on asset sales.
This interim update contains certain industry and company operating data for the second quarter 2012. The production volumes, realizations, margins and certain other items in the report are based on a portion of the quarter and are not necessarily indicative of Chevron's full quarterly results to be reported on July 27, 2012.