Income from discontinued operations amounted to $4 million, net of taxes, in the second quarter of 2012 compared to a loss of $142 million, net of taxes, in the second quarter of 2011. The loss in 2011 relates primarily to asset write-downs at the Frankford and Haverhill chemicals facilities prior to their divestment.
Sunoco is a leading logistics and retail company. The Company owns the general partner interest of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), which consists of a 2-percent ownership interest and incentive distribution rights, and owns a 32-percent interest in the Partnership’s limited partner units. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is an owner and operator of complementary pipeline, terminal and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. Sunoco also has a network of approximately 4,900 retail locations in 23 states.
Anyone interested in obtaining further insights into the second quarter’s results can monitor the Company’s quarterly teleconference call, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET on August 2, 2012. It can be accessed through Sunoco’s website - www.SunocoInc.com. It is suggested that you visit the site prior to the teleconference to ensure that you have downloaded any necessary software.Those statements made in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions by the Company concerning future conditions, any or all of which ultimately may prove to be inaccurate, and upon the current knowledge, beliefs and expectations of Company management. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.