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ChevronTexaco Reports Third Quarter Net Income of $3.2 Billion, Up From $2 Billion in the 2003 Period

  • Higher oil and gas prices and gains on nonstrategic asset sales contribute to $2.6 billion of upstream earnings
  • Downstream earnings of $0.5 billion reflect increased demand and improved refined-product margins outside the United States
  • Milestones achieved during the quarter in areas of longer-term strategic focus

SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 29, 2004 -- ChevronTexaco Corp. today reported net income of $3.2 billion ($1.51 per share — diluted) for the third quarter 2004, compared with net income of $2 billion ($1.01 per share — diluted) in last year's third quarter. The amount in 2004 included special-item gains of $486 million ($0.23 per share — diluted) related to the sale of nonstrategic assets.

For the nine months of 2004, net income was $9.9 billion ($4.65 per share — diluted), compared with $5.5 billion ($2.66 per share — diluted) in the corresponding 2003 period.

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Updated: October 2004