Chevron Issues Its Interim Update for the Fourth Quarter of 2006
SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 9, 2007 -- Chevron Corp. today issued its interim update for the fourth quarter of 2006. Relative to record third quarter earnings, the company expects results in the fourth quarter to be adversely affected by lower commodity prices, lower Downstream margins and lower refinery utilization attributable to planned maintenance and construction activities worldwide.
The interim update contains certain industry and company operating data for the fourth quarter. The production volumes, realizations, margins, and other identified items in the report are based on a portion of the quarter and are not necessarily indicative of Chevron's quarterly results to be reported on February 2, 2007 in the Fourth Quarter 2006 Earnings Press Release. The reader should not place undue reliance on this data.
Unless noted otherwise, all commentary is based on two months of the fourth quarter 2006 versus full third quarter 2006 results.
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This Interim Performance Update contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. These statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "schedules," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the effects on the company's earnings from changes in prices of and demand for crude oil and natural gas; timing of exploration expenses; potential failure to achieve expected production from existing and future oil and gas development projects; potential disruption or interruption of the company's production or manufacturing facilities due to war, accidents, political events, civil unrest and severe weather; gains or losses from asset dispositions or impairments; and foreign currency movements compared with the U.S. dollar, and the factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" on pages 31 and 32 of the company's 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Unless legally required, Chevron undertakes no obligation to update publicly the information contained in this Interim Performance summary.
Published: January 2007