I like watching the normies and leftists react to the oil industry because it not only shows how completely clueless and deluded they are about the oil industry, but it belies just how fantastically stupid they are. Usually, once every 5 years or so, some journalist will crack open Exxon's annual report and decry that it made "$40 billion" in EEEEVIL profits while kids in Durkadurkastan live off of a nickle every five years and eat flies for nourishment. Naturally the leftists and normies are incensed, and demand something be done about it. But if we're really lucky, once every 10 years they'll parade their stupidity for all to see and float around that deader-than-a-door-nail idea to "boybott big oil" on "one" day.
However, that's usually when oil prices are high and thus, naturally, when profits are also at all time highs. But what about when oil goes to all time lows? Does the left report on the losses or drops in revenue of "Big Oil?"
No, of course not, because that doesn't fit the narrative. And so to keep the sheeple in line, the media will never report how "Big Oil" is doing today, now that oil is about a 1/3rd of what it used to be. But I will.
In short it doesn't look good.
Exxon came out "the best" out of the Big Oil companies I looked at. Their revenues are down about 40% from last year and their profit has been cut in half since 2014.
British Petroleum experienced a similar drop in revenue, but actually posted a loss of $6 billion.
And "hated Halliburton" (which recognized your hate and has since moved their HQ to Dubai, don't worry, you won't be able to tax them soon) also experienced a loss:
Even Baker Hughes (the fracking half brother of "Big Oil") posted a loss for 2015.
I could go on about how this is another example of leftist bias in the media and how Americans are idiotic lemmings sopping up whatever propaganda is put in front of them, but we all know that is pointless. I merely want you to book mark this post, or perhaps share it with people on the facebook or teh interwebz so the next time oil prices go sky high and "Big Oil" has those hated at vilified "record profits" you can pull up this ole post, shove it in the sheeple's faces and tell them to have a cup of STFU.