With a market cap of $217 billion, Chevron competes with the likes of Exxon (XOM), Shell, BP and Total. CVX consistently ranks among the lowest cost producers in its nine-company peer group. Strong production growth is anticipated in 2018 and 2019.
Shareholder activists focused on climate issues are gaining traction in their push to have large energy companies and utilities take account of the impact rising global temperatures could have on their businesses.
U.S. futures are pointing to a slightly higher open on Friday as we await economic data and earnings for the first quarter. It’s already been a lively start to trading in Europe where we got some surprising numbers from the UK and the euro area.
The volatility in the crude oil market is at a 28-month low but that complacency in the market may be short lived as the International Energy Agency warns of looming oil supply shortages during the next three years. This comes as Exxon Mobil makes a big investment in the coming U.S. oil boom as it plans to invest $20 billion in the Gulf Coast creating 35,000 construction jobs and 12,000 permanent jobs as it seeks to position itself as the U.S. becomes a major oil and gas exporter.
Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, sought to reassure anxious investors on Wednesday about its growth potential, highlighting both short- and long-term projects that executives said should continue to help fund the 106-year-old dividend.