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    Senate votes down bill to end oil company subsidies, see how they voted and who gets oil money

    As expected, a Democratic bill that would have put an end to the multi-billion-dollar annual tax subsidies for oil companies Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil failed to overcome a Republican filibuster on Tuesday evening. The heavily partisan 52-in-favor, 48-against vote fell ...

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    Chevron GR8 ready for first round of new Challenge Series

    Chevron GR8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fast. It's what every sportscar and racing car manufacturer has in its sights, but Chevron – as deep as its history runs – has found speed in another regard. It's been barely six months since the British firm announced the GR8 ...

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    Chevron staging a comeback with new GR8

    The history of the British automobile is littered with dozens upon dozens of small, independent cottage-industry automakers. Names like Lotus, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Land Rover have stood the test of time. And in recent years companies like Ascari, McLaren Automotive and ...

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    Gassed Up: Exxon Mobil posts record $45.2 billion profit in 2008

    Another year, another record profit statement from Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company. The specific mind-numbingly large figure is $45.2 billion, which translates to $8.69 per share. While this figure handily beats the previous record of $40.6 billion that had been set by ...

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    Gas buyers favor brand, not price

    Oil company advertising is apparently much more effective than we had originally thought. As gasoline prices creep up towards $4.00 per gallon (already there in Southern California), consumers are still more likely to purchase fuel based on brand over price. According to NPD Group analyst David ...

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    Gas station owner jacks up prices to prove a point

    Perhaps it's not just gasoline users that oil companies are squeezing -- station owners might be locked in the vice as well. Bob Oyster, a Shell station owner in San Francisco, is making a statement to Shell and to his customers to let them know what he thinks of it. To hear Bob tell it, Shell has ...

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    We can't all make $39.4 billion: Chevron earns only $3.77 billion last quarter

    The nation's No. 2 oil producer Chevron had a "disappointing" 4th quarter, earning only $3.77 billion dollars in the closing months of 2006. You may be thinking that $3.77 billion can't be all that bad, but No. 1 oil producer ExxonMobil ended the same quarter with $10.25 billion in profits, nearly ...

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    Chevron realizes 49 percent profit increase in first quarter

    High gasoline prices have to be good for someone, and in news that will shock few, those fortunate men and women appear to work for Big Oil. Chevron, America's second largest oil company announced Friday that its first-quarter profits hit four billion dollars, a dramatic 49 percent increase over ...


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