April 27, 2006

Exxon is reporting a $8.4 billion profit in the first quarter of this year alone.

Exxon Mobil, in January, posted the highest quarterly and annual profits of any US company in history: $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter of 2005 and $36.13 billion for the full year.

ConocoPhillips announced record profits yesterday.

On Friday Chevron is expected to announce close to eleventy brazillion dollars in profits.

Fun fact: The American Petroleum Institute is spending millions of dollars in newspaper and television ads to convince Americans that their profits have nothing to do with higher gas prices.

Fun fact 2: Senate rethugs are now calling for a $100/person gas rebate - paid for by taxpayers, not the oil companies. So... how many fill-ups will that buy you? I'll get 4. That's like, what -- 2, net?

Fun fact 3: The rebate is only good if they're allowed to drill in ANWR.

Fun fact 4: The proposal is sponsored by brainless twat Rick Santorum.

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