The average sales price for crude oil and natural gas liquids in the 2012 fourth quarter was $100 per barrel, compared with $101 a year earlier. The average price of natural gas was $5.97 per thousand cubic feet, up from $5.55 in last year’s fourth quarter.

Net oil-equivalent production of 1.99 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter 2012 increased 14,000 barrels per day from a year ago. Production increases from project ramp-ups in Nigeria and Thailand and higher cost recovery volumes in Bangladesh were partially offset by the continued shut-in of the Frade Field in Brazil. The net liquids component of oil-equivalent production decreased 3 percent to 1.33 million barrels per day, while net natural gas production increased 8 percent to 3.96 billion cubic feet per day.


U.S. Downstream
  Fourth Quarter   Year
Millions of Dollars   2012   2011   2012   2011
Earnings   $ 331   $ (204 )   $ 2,048   $ 1,506

U.S. downstream operations earned $331 million in the fourth quarter 2012, compared with a loss of $204 million a year earlier. The increase was due to improved margins on refined products and higher earnings from the 50 percent-owned Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC.

If you liked this article you might like

Total Reaches Agreement with Chevron for Gulf of Mexico Exploration

Stocks In Negative Territory as Chances for December Hike Surge

Energy Stocks Lead a Neutral Market Even After Oil Inventories Spike

Energy Takes a Backseat as Crude Oil Stabilizes Under $50

Energy M&A Weekly: More Midstream IPOs Expected in 2017