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Chevron Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $3.7 Billion

  • Upstream earnings of $2.8 billion benefit from a continuation of strong prices for crude oil and natural gas
  • Downstream profits of $1.0 billion decline 7 percent from year earlier
  • Progress continues in several areas of longer-term strategic focus

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 29, 2005 -- Chevron Corp. today reported net income of $3.7 billion ($1.76 per share – diluted) for the second quarter 2005, compared with $4.1 billion ($1.94 per share – diluted) in the year-ago period. The amount in 2004 included a special-item gain of $0.6 billion ($0.28 per share) from asset sales and a benefit of $0.2 billion ($0.12 per share) from a tax-law change for certain international operations.

For the first six months of 2005, net income was $6.4 billion ($3.04 per share – diluted), vs. $6.7 billion ($3.14 per share – diluted) in the 2004 first half, which included $0.8 billion ($0.37 per share) of benefits for the effect of special items and the tax-law change.

Sales and other operating revenues in the second quarter 2005 were $47 billion, up $11 billion from the 2004 period. Six-month sales and other operating revenues were $88 billion, up $18 billion. The increase in both periods was mainly attributable to higher prices for crude oil, natural gas and refined products.

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Updated: July 2005