BP reports 4th quarter profit of $4.3 billion, up from year-ago...

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BP PLC, Europe's second-largest oil company, on Tuesday reported a net profit of $4.3 billion for the fourth quarter, up from a year-ago loss but short of analysts' estimates, due to weak earnings on refining. Full Story
towncar07

United States

#1 Feb 2, 2010
Pretty good news. That means their nice dividend is safe for now. $$$
Cornholio

Irving, TX

#2 Feb 2, 2010
British Petroleum SuCKS!
towncar07

Chesterfield, MO

#3 Feb 3, 2010
OK, you're from Irving...I have a lot of EXXON-MOBIL also. I also have some O & G wells in McMullen & Live Oak counties. Sorry U think BP sucks, so what !
Cornholio

Irving, TX

#4 Feb 3, 2010
Don't buy from the British is the message being conveyed here.....ok I'll say it again for the slow people from St.Louis....Don't buy from the British they are greedy bastardssss
towncar07

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Feb 3, 2010
Sorry, that's not reason enough. I would agree if BP made record profits and then cut their dividend by 80%. And your post-name...sounds like something I used to hear about as an early teen...nah, I won't go there.
Cornholio

Irving, TX

#6 Feb 4, 2010
towncar07 wrote:
Sorry, that's not reason enough. I would agree if BP made record profits and then cut their dividend by 80%. And your post-name...sounds like something I used to hear about as an early teen...nah, I won't go there.
Your statement makes absolutely no sense. They are making record profits, and at a time when the U.S. had a high oil demand due to increase demands from China, BP shut their pipeline down for repairs to drive up the price. As far as dividends that is money that is payed back on an investment. To cut money payed back to yourself would defintely not be beneficial ....I am the Great Cornholio!
towncar07

United States

#7 Feb 4, 2010
Oh Irving, why such ignorance in an oil state? BP shut their pipeline down so as to insure that MORE oil could flow without interruption, such as a huge leak. And BP's profits are not record...that was last year. I am betting that you hate ALL oil companies. No profit, no dividend...no company...that's the end result of that thing we call capitalism...PROFITS are good...unless you don't get any. The market will dictate the terms. Invest and enjoy, or cry, depending on your point of view. Some of those TX wildcatters would love a conversation with you.
Cornholio

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2010
towncar07 wrote:
Oh Irving, why such ignorance in an oil state? BP shut their pipeline down so as to insure that MORE oil could flow without interruption, such as a huge leak. And BP's profits are not record...that was last year. I am betting that you hate ALL oil companies. No profit, no dividend...no company...that's the end result of that thing we call capitalism...PROFITS are good...unless you don't get any. The market will dictate the terms. Invest and enjoy, or cry, depending on your point of view. Some of those TX wildcatters would love a conversation with you.
You probaly don't even own a town car, I'll bet you drive a ford escort or a comi rice burner! Ha Ha Loser!
towncar07

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Feb 5, 2010
I am caught. I actually drive a 1955 King Midget. It gets 95 mpg and the upkeep is zilch...but I can't go anywhere when it's ice or snow. I have a big 'Fridge. My tent overfloweth, my wine is Concord Grapejuice. I am not worthy. Forgive me.
TIM

Granite City, IL

#11 Feb 5, 2010
THESE PRACTICES SHOULD BE ILLEGAL IF OBUMMER WANTED TO DO SOMTHING ABOUT THE COSTS OF THINGS AND THE ECONOMY HE WOULD GO AFTER BIG OIL AND MAKE THEM LOWER PRICES TO HELP OUT.
Cornholio

United States

#12 Feb 5, 2010
55 King Midget huh.. Is that a real car like an MG Midget or are you just screwin with me again? Either way if if gets that good of gas mileage, hell I would drive one!
hmmm

Rock Hill, SC

#13 May 2, 2010
I don't hear the BP supporters bragging right now since the Gulf disaster...

cat got your tongues?

BP has a spotty record of safty at best

jobs, money, fish, environment lost

where are those supporters again?
itoldyouso

Saint Louis, MO

#14 May 2, 2010
BP like all the oil companies hold the patents on quite a few solar and wind technologies. This would be a good time to start building this stuff.

Are profits like this really more important than clean water, healthy fish and an unspoiled habitat? We have to eat and the fish have to reproduce. Oil spills like this don't seem conducive to either.

What a shame companies like this don't realize the long term profits in renewable energy. They could be hero's instead they continue to be villians.
agenda21

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 May 2, 2010
towncar07 wrote:
Oh Irving, why such ignorance in an oil state? BP shut their pipeline down so as to insure that MORE oil could flow without interruption, such as a huge leak. And BP's profits are not record...that was last year. I am betting that you hate ALL oil companies. No profit, no dividend...no company...that's the end result of that thing we call capitalism...PROFITS are good...unless you don't get any. The market will dictate the terms. Invest and enjoy, or cry, depending on your point of view. Some of those TX wildcatters would love a conversation with you.
Wipe your ass with your money and then make a sandwich with it!
agenda21

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 May 2, 2010
TIM wrote:
THESE PRACTICES SHOULD BE ILLEGAL IF OBUMMER WANTED TO DO SOMTHING ABOUT THE COSTS OF THINGS AND THE ECONOMY HE WOULD GO AFTER BIG OIL AND MAKE THEM LOWER PRICES TO HELP OUT.
Obummer had a better plan he deployed S.W.A.T. teams to cover the oil spill, there going to beat the oil into submission.

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