October 30, 2008
Marathon Oil Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation today reported third quarter 2008 net income of $2.064 billion, or $2.90 per diluted share. Net income in the third quarter 2007 was $1.021 billion or $1.49 per diluted share. For the third quarter 2008, net income adjusted for special items was $1.963 billion, or $2.76 per diluted share, compared to net income adjusted for special items of $1.016 billion, or $1.48 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2007.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 (In millions, except per diluted 2008 2007 share data) Net income adjusted for special items(a) $1,963 $1,016 Adjustments for special items (net of income taxes): Gain (loss) on U.K. natural gas contracts 101 (62) Gain on foreign currency derivative instruments - 74 Loss on early extinguishment of debt - (7) Net income $2,064 $1,021 Net income adjusted for special items(a) - per diluted share $2.76 $1.48 Net income - per diluted share $2.90 $1.49 Revenues and other income $23,446 $16,954 Weighted average shares - diluted 711 685
(a) Net income adjusted for special items is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered a substitute for net income as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. See below for further discussion of net income adjusted for special items.
"Despite volatility in the marketplace, Marathon delivered outstanding operational and financial results across all our business segments in the third quarter 2008. Marathon's net income for the quarter more than doubled year-over-year," said Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., president and CEO of Marathon.
"Our upstream business achieved strong production performance and our downstream segment realized strong profitability, in spite of impacts from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Marathon's LNG operations in Equatorial Guinea continued reliable performance at near-peak capacity, while bitumen production from the Canadian oil sands mining project increased during the quarter," Cazalot said.
"As a prudent approach to the current business environment, and as part of our ongoing capital discipline, we expect our 2009 capital program to be more than 15 percent lower than 2008 expenditures," Cazalot said. "We also are continuing the process of evaluating a potential separation of Marathon's businesses, and we're on course for a decision by the end of this year.
"Importantly, Marathon continues to maintain a strong balance sheet, with substantial cash balances and significant unused credit facility capacity. Furthermore, our liquidity has been further enhanced since September 30 with the proceeds from the sale of our ownership interests in Pilot Travel Centers, which closed in early October, and will additionally benefit from the sale of our non-core Norwegian assets, which is expected to close October 31. Marathon is on track to achieve our goal of $2 - $4 billion in gross proceeds from the ongoing portfolio review by mid-year 2009," he said.
Total segment income was $2.063 billion in the third quarter of 2008, compared to $1.013 billion in the third quarter of 2007.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 (In millions) 2008 2007 Segment Income (Loss) Exploration & Production (E&P) United States $285 $147 International 654 332 Total E&P 939 479 Oil Sands Mining (OSM) 288 - Refining, Marketing & Transportation (RM&T) 771 482 Integrated Gas (IG) 65 52 Segment Income(a) $2,063 $1,013
a) See Preliminary Supplemental Statistics below for a reconciliation of segment income to net income as reported under generally accepted accounting principles.
Exploration and Production
Exploration and Production segment income totaled $939 million in the third quarter of 2008, almost double the $479 million reported in the third quarter of 2007. The increase was primarily a result of the average liquid hydrocarbon price realization reaching $111.33 per barrel, as well as higher sales volumes. This liquid hydrocarbon price realization was 63 percent higher, compared to the third quarter of 2007.
Sales volumes during the quarter averaged 379,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), compared to 371,000 boepd for the same period last year, despite shutting-in the Gulf of Mexico operations for hurricanes. Production from the Alvheim/Vilje development offshore Norway and from the new Neptune development in the Gulf of Mexico more than compensated for those weather-related declines.
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted Gulf of Mexico production for the latter part of the third quarter, resulting in approximately 9,500 net boepd being shut-in during the quarter. The Neptune development, in which Marathon holds a 30 percent outside-operated working interest, was shut down during the hurricanes but resumed production on Sept. 25, and the Marathon-operated Ewing Bank development resumed production on Oct. 27. However, the non-operated Troika and Ursa fields remain shut-in for repairs. Marathon holds an approximate 65 percent operated interest in Ewing Bank, a 50 percent working interest in Troika and a 3.5 percent overriding royalty interest in Ursa.
Production available for sale in the third quarter 2008 averaged 389,000 boepd, compared to 373,000 boepd in the same period last year, an increase of more than 4 percent. Excluding hurricane impacts, the year-on-year increase would have been nearly 7 percent. The difference between production volumes available for sale and the recorded sales volumes is due to the timing of international oil liftings and natural gas held in storage. The Company has narrowed its expectation for 2008 production available for sale to be between 385,000 and 395,000 boepd, excluding the effects of any dispositions.
United States upstream income was $285 million in the third quarter of 2008, compared to $147 million in the third quarter of 2007, primarily as a result of higher liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas price realizations partially offset by increased costs, operating expense and depletion, depreciation and amortization, primarily related to new production and higher income taxes.
International upstream income was $654 million in the third quarter of 2008, compared to $332 million in the third quarter of 2007. The increase was primarily a result of higher liquid hydrocarbon prices, sales volumes and natural gas price realizations, partially offset by increased costs related to new production and higher income taxes.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 2008 2007 Key Production Statistics Net Sales United States - Liquids (mbpd) 63 63 United States - Natural gas (mmcfpd) 426 464 International - Liquids (mbpd) 161 136 International - Natural gas (mmcfpd) 502 567 Total Net Sales (mboepd) 379 371
The Vilje field offshore Norway began production in late July 2008. Commissioning of the Alvheim/Vilje project is continuing with a total of 10 wells currently available for production, out of a total of 12 producing wells planned for Phase 1. Marathon has seen extended periods of production at facility capacity of 125,000 gross boepd (75,000 net boepd) and expects stabilization at these rates during November. Marathon has a 65 percent operated interest in the Alvheim fields and a 47 percent outside-operated working interest in the Vilje field.
In the Gulf of Mexico, Marathon announced a deepwater discovery on the Freedom/Gunflint prospect on Oct. 14. The discovery well, located on Mississippi Canyon Block 948, encountered more than 550 feet of net hydrocarbon-bearing sands in the Middle and Lower Miocene reservoirs. Marathon holds a 12.5 percent working interest in the block.
Marathon made its 28th deepwater discovery offshore Angola with the Dione discovery well on Block 31, announced on Oct. 15. Marathon holds a 10 percent outside-operated interest in Block 31 and a 30 percent outside-operated interest in Block 32.
In October, the Company was awarded a 49 percent interest and operatorship in the Bone Bay Block offshore Indonesia. This high potential, under-explored area has water depths ranging between 165 to 6,500 feet. The Bone Bay Block is about 200 miles southeast of Marathon's Pasangkayu Block, which was awarded in 2006.
Oil Sands Mining
The Oil Sands Mining segment reported income of $288 million for the third quarter of 2008. This reflects a net after-tax gain of $190 million on crude oil derivative instruments, which includes a realized after-tax loss of $24 million and an unrealized after-tax mark-to-market gain of $214 million. These derivative instruments were put in place by Western Oil Sands Inc. prior to its acquisition by Marathon in October 2007 to mitigate price risk related to future sales of synthetic crude oil. The last of these derivative instruments is set to expire in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Marathon's third quarter 2008 net bitumen production before royalties from the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) mining operation was approximately 28,000 bpd. Third quarter production increased 15 percent over the second quarter 2008 due to greater reliability of delivery of mined ore to the processing plant. Also, during the third quarter, the royalty calculation rate applicable to bitumen production from the Muskeg River Mine increased from 1 percent of gross revenue to 25 percent of net revenue, as per applicable regulations, following the achievement of the project's payout.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 2008 2007 Key Oil Sands Mining Statistics Net Bitumen Production (mbpd)(a) 28 - Net Synthetic Crude Oil Sales (mbpd) 32 - Synthetic Crude Oil Average Realization (per bbl)(b) $113.42 $- (a) Before royalties. (b) Excludes gains/losses on derivative instruments.
The AOSP Phase 1 expansion is on track and is anticipated to begin operations in the 2010/2011 timeframe. The Phase 1 expansion includes construction of mining and extraction facilities at the Jackpine mine, expansion of treatment facilities at the existing Muskeg River mine, expansion of the Scotford upgrader and development of related infrastructure.
Refining, Marketing and Transportation
The Refining, Marketing and Transportation (RM&T) segment income was $771 million in the third quarter of 2008 compared to $482 million in the third quarter of 2007. The increase was primarily a result of a higher refining and wholesale marketing gross margin, in part attributable to a substantial drop in crude oil prices. The third quarter margin also benefited from an increase in the average sweet/sour differentials compared to the same quarter last year.
The refining and wholesale marketing gross margin per gallon was 25.19 cents in the third quarter of 2008, compared to 17.17 cents in the third quarter of 2007. Marathon's refining and wholesale marketing gross margin included pre-tax derivative gains of $156 million for the third quarter of 2008 compared to losses of $360 million for the third quarter of 2007. The variance primarily reflects falling crude futures prices, as well as the fact that the Company no longer uses derivatives to mitigate its domestic crude oil acquisition price risk. Most of these derivatives have an underlying physical commodity transaction; however, the income effect related to the derivatives and the income effect related to the underlying physical transactions may not necessarily be recognized in net income in the same period. Marathon expects to selectively continue its practice of using derivatives to protect the carrying value of seasonal RM&T inventories and long-haul foreign crude oil spot purchases.
Crude oil refined during the third quarter of 2008 averaged 955,000 bpd, an 87,000 bpd decrease from the third quarter of 2007, and total refinery throughputs were 1,144,000 bpd, approximately 8 percent lower than the 1,241,000 bpd in the third quarter of 2007, attributable primarily to weather-related impacts.
Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (SSA) gasoline and distillates gross margin per gallon averaged 16.9 cents in the third quarter of 2008, compared to 11.03 cents in the third quarter of 2007. SSA same store gasoline sales volume declined by approximately 12 percent during the third quarter of 2008 while same store merchandise sales increased by approximately 2 percent during the same period. During the third quarter 2007, SSA completed a special sales promotion that was estimated to increase SSA's 2007 third quarter same store gasoline volume by approximately 6 percent. Excluding this special sales promotion, the Company estimates that SSA's third quarter same store gasoline volume decline would have been approximately 6 percent.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 2008 2007 Key Refining, Marketing & Transportation Statistics Crude Oil Refined (mbpd) 955 1,042 Other Charge and Blend Stocks (mbpd) 189 199 Total Refinery Inputs (mbpd) 1,144 1,241 Refined Product Sales Volumes (mbpd) 1,357 1,440 Refining and Wholesale Marketing Gross Margin ($/gallon) $0.2519 $0.1717
In the third quarter, Marathon announced an agreement to sell its 50 percent ownership interest in Pilot Travel Centers LLC (PTC) to Pilot Corporation. The transaction, valued at approximately $700 million before tax, was completed in October 2008.
The Garyville Major Expansion (GME) project is approximately 70 percent complete with an on-schedule startup expected in the fourth quarter 2009. The Company has identified minor increases for additional quantities of materials required, material and labor escalation and some additional costs associated with the recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast region. Marathon now projects the project will cost about $3.35 billion, or approximately 5 percent more than the original estimate.
All the permits have been received for the Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrading Project (DHOUP) and construction started at the end of the second quarter of 2008. Due to the current market conditions, Marathon is in the process of reevaluating the project construction schedule and expects to defer the project completion. The Company is currently compiling the new project schedule and cost, and expects to complete this analysis by year-end 2008.
Integrated Gas segment income was $65 million in the third quarter of 2008 compared to $52 million in the third quarter of 2007.
3rd Quarter Ended September 30 2008 2007 Key Integrated Gas Statistics Net Sales (mtpd) LNG 6,048 6,137 Methanol 757 1,421
Net LNG sales for the third quarter of 2008 exceeded original estimates as the 60 percent Marathon-owned Equatorial Guinea LNG facility has delivered increased reliability at the facility and the ability to produce LNG in excess of the plant's nameplate capacity of 3.7 million metric tonnes per annum. EGLNG production was curtailed for 16 days in July while scheduled repairs and modifications were completed on the facility to improve the overall efficiency of the plant. The operational availability of the facility has been superior, operating at 97.8 percent year-to-date with 13 cargoes delivered during the third quarter of 2008.
Pre-tax earnings from Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC (AMPCO) methanol sales were approximately $5 million in the third quarter. Profitability was impacted by a series of planned and unplanned maintenance events, but the facility was returned to full production status in October and is presently operating at full capacity, or 1,064,000 gross tons per annum. Marathon holds a 45 percent interest in AMPCO.
Marathon continues to invest in the development of new technologies to create value and supply new energy sources. The Company expended approximately $21 million on a pretax basis during the third quarter of 2008 on gas commercialization technologies, including completing the construction and beginning the commissioning of the demonstration plant to further develop its proprietary Gas-To-Fuels(TM) technology. Expenses in the third quarter of 2007 for comparable items amounted to $12 million on a pre-tax basis.
At Sept. 30, 2008, Marathon's main sources of short-term liquidity amounted to approximately $3.2 billion, comprised of approximately $1.5 billion of cash equivalents and $1.7 billion of unused capacity under its $3 billion committed revolving credit facility. At Oct. 29, 2008, Marathon's cash balance remained at approximately the same level of $1.5 billion while it had nearly the full $3 billion of capacity under the previously mentioned committed revolving credit facility bring total liquidity to approximately $4.5 billion. At Sept. 30, 2008, the Company had a 23 percent cash-adjusted debt-to-capital ratio.
Marathon continued its share repurchase program during the third quarter, repurchasing approximately 2.3 million shares at a cost of approximately $107 million. Since January 2006, Marathon's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $5 billion of Marathon's common stock. As of the end of the third quarter, approximately $2.9 billion in Marathon shares had been repurchased, bringing total shares repurchased so far to 65.9 million.
Marathon has two natural gas sales contracts in the United Kingdom that are accounted for as derivative instruments. Mark-to-market changes in the valuation of these contracts must be recognized in current period income. In the third quarter of 2008, the non-cash after-tax mark-to-market gain on these contracts related to sales of natural gas from the Brae field complex totaled $101 million. Due to the volatility in the fair value of these contracts, Marathon consistently excludes these non-cash gains and losses from net income adjusted for special items.
During the third quarter of 2007, Marathon entered foreign currency derivative instruments to limit the Company's exposure to changes in the Canadian dollar exchange rate related to the acquisition of Western Oil Sands, Inc. The non-cash after-tax unrealized gains on these derivative instruments of $74 million were excluded from net income adjusted for special items for third quarter 2007.
The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast today, Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. EDT during which it will discuss third quarter results. The webcast will include synchronized slides. To listen to the webcast of the conference call and view the slides, visit the Marathon website at http://www.marathon.com/. Replays of the webcast will be available through Nov. 13, 2008. Quarterly financial and operational information is also provided on Marathon's Web site at http://ir.marathon.com/ in the Quarterly Investor Packet.
In addition to net income determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, Marathon has provided supplementally "net income adjusted for special items," a non-GAAP financial measure which facilitates comparisons to earnings forecasts prepared by stock analysts and other third parties. Such forecasts generally exclude the effects of items that are considered non-recurring, are difficult to predict or to measure in advance or that are not directly related to Marathon's ongoing operations. A reconciliation between GAAP net income and "net income adjusted for special items" is provided in a table on page 1 of this release. "Net income adjusted for special items" should not be considered a substitute for net income as reported in accordance with GAAP. Management, as well as certain investors, uses "net income adjusted for special items" to evaluate Marathon's financial performance between periods. Management also uses "net income adjusted for special items" to compare Marathon's performance to certain competitors.
Unlike capital expenditures reported under generally accepted accounting principles, the projected costs for the Garyville refinery expansion project discussed in this release do not include capitalized interest. Capitalized interest is budgeted at the corporate level.
This release contains forward-looking statements with respect to 2008 worldwide net liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas production available for sale, the AOSP expansion, projected 2009 capital spending, the goal of achieving $2 - $4 billion in gross proceeds from asset dispositions by mid-year 2009, timing and levels of production from the Alvheim/Vilje development, the potential separation of Marathon's businesses, anticipated future exploratory and development drilling activity, the Garyville refinery expansion project, the Detroit refinery heavy oil upgrading and expansion project, and the common stock repurchase program. The projected 2009 capital spending budget is based on current expectations, estimates and projections and is not a guarantee of future performance. Some factors that could potentially affect the projected asset dispositions include changes in prices of and demand for crude oil, natural gas and refined products, actions of competitors, future financial condition and operating results, and economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the Company's businesses. Some factors that could potentially affect 2008 worldwide net liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas production available for sale, the timing and levels of production from the Alvheim/Vilje development, and anticipated future exploratory and development drilling activity include pricing, supply and demand for petroleum products, the amount of capital available for exploration and development, regulatory constraints, timing of commencing production from new wells, drilling rig availability, unforeseen hazards such as weather conditions, acts of war or terrorist acts and the governmental or military response thereto, and other geological, operating and economic considerations. Worldwide net liquid hydrocarbon and natural gas production available for sale could also be affected by the occurrence of acquisitions or dispositions of oil and gas properties. Factors that could affect the potential separation of Marathon include board approval, future financial condition and operating results, and economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting our businesses. Factors that could affect the AOSP expansion, the Garyville refinery expansion and the Detroit refinery heavy oil upgrading and expansion projects include transportation logistics, availability of materials and labor, unforeseen hazards such as weather conditions, delays in obtaining or conditions imposed by necessary government and third-party approvals, and other risks customarily associated with construction projects. The common stock repurchase program could be affected by changes in prices of and demand for crude oil, natural gas and refined products, actions of competitors, disruptions or interruptions of the Company's production or refining operations due to unforeseen hazards such as weather conditions or acts of war or terrorist acts, a decision to separate Marathon's businesses, and other operating and economic considerations. The foregoing factors (among others) could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. In accordance with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Marathon Oil Corporation has included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent Forms 10-Q and 8-K, cautionary language identifying other important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, that could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
Media Relations Contacts: Lee Warren 713-296-4103 Paul Weeditz 713-296-3910 Investor Relations Contacts: Howard Thill 713-296-4140 Chris Phillips 713-296-3213 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) 3rd Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 (In millions, except per 2008 2007 2008 2007 share data) Revenues and other income: Sales and other operating revenues (including consumer excise taxes) $22,477 16,347 60,983 45,221 Sales to related parties 637 415 1,865 1,146 Income from equity method investments 270 170 735 394 Net gain on disposal of assets 15 2 37 20 Other income 47 20 151 62 Total revenues and other income 23,446 16,954 63,771 46,843 Costs and expenses: Cost of revenues (excludes items below) 16,992 12,951 49,432 34,358 Purchases from related parties 244 104 609 240 Consumer excise taxes 1,273 1,352 3,784 3,856 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 597 409 1,552 1,198 Selling, general and administrative expenses 351 336 1,012 950 Other taxes 126 95 376 286 Exploration expenses 109 88 368 264 Total costs and expenses 19,692 15,335 57,133 41,152 Income from operations 3,754 1,619 6,638 5,691 Net interest and other financing income (costs) (53) 19 (54) 58 Gain on foreign currency derivative instruments - 120 - 120 Loss on early extinguishment of debt - (11) - (14) Minority interests in loss of Equatorial Guinea LNG Holdings Limited - - - 3 Income before income taxes 3,701 1,747 6,584 5,858 Provision for income taxes 1,637 726 3,015 2,578 Income from continuing operations 2,064 1,021 3,569 3,280 Discontinued operations - - - 8 Net income $2,064 $1,021 $3,569 $3,288 Income from continuing operations Per share - basic $2.92 $1.50 $5.03 $4.80 Per share - diluted $2.90 $1.49 $5.00 $4.76 Net income Per share - basic $2.92 $1.50 $5.03 $4.81 Per share - diluted $2.90 $1.49 $5.00 $4.77 Dividends paid per share $0.24 $0.24 $0.72 $0.68 Weighted Average Shares: Basic 707 680 710 684 Diluted 711 685 714 689 Preliminary Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited) 3rd Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 (Dollars in millions, except as 2008 2007 2008 2007 noted) Segment Income (Loss) Exploration and Production United States $285 $147 $888 $470 International 654 332 1,563 794 E&P segment 939 479 2,451 1,264 Oil Sands Mining 288 - 158 - Refining, Marketing and Transportation 771 482 854 2,073 Integrated Gas 65 52 266 83 Segment income 2,063 1,013 3,729 3,420 Items not allocated to segments, net of income taxes: Corporate and other unallocated items (100) 3 (141) (149) Gain on foreign currency derivative instruments - 74 - 74 Gain (loss) on U.K. natural gas contracts 101 (62) (19) (56) Loss on early extinguishment of debt - (7) - (9) Discontinued operations - - - 8 Net income $2,064 $1,021 $3,569 $3,288 Capital Expenditures Exploration and Production $738 $582 $2,387 $1,623 Oil Sands Mining 271 - 781 - Refining, Marketing and Transportation 765 430 1,978 981 Integrated Gas(a) 3 2 4 93 Corporate 9 12 18 28 Total $1,786 $1,026 $5,168 $2,725 Exploration Expenses United States $68 $53 $173 $137 International 41 35 195 127 Total $109 $88 $368 $264 E&P Operating Statistics Net Liquid Hydrocarbon Sales (mbpd)(b) United States 63 63 63 66 Europe 66 33 43 33 Africa 95 103 93 100 Total International 161 136 136 133 Worldwide 224 199 199 199 Net Natural Gas Sales (mmcfd)(b)(c) United States 426 464 446 478 Europe 156 195 195 206 Africa 346 372 379 221 Total International 502 567 574 427 Worldwide 928 1,031 1,020 905 Total Worldwide Sales (mboepd) 379 371 369 350
(a) Through April 2007, includes EGHoldings at 100 percent. Effective May 1, 2007, Marathon no longer consolidates EGHoldings and its investment in EGHoldings is accounted for prospectively using the equity method of accounting; therefore, EGHoldings' capital expenditures subsequent to April 2007 are not included in Marathon's capital expenditures.
(b) Amounts are net after royalties, except for Ireland where amounts are before royalties.
(c) Includes natural gas acquired for injection and subsequent resale of 2 mmcfd and 51 mmcfd in the third quarters of 2008 and 2007 and 21 mmcfd and 49 mmcfd in the first nine months of 2008 and 2007.
Preliminary Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited) (continued) 3rd Quarter Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 (Dollars in millions, except as noted) 2008 2007 2008 2007 E&P Operating Statistics (continued) Average Realizations(d) Liquid Hydrocarbons (per bbl) United States $106.81 $63.53 $100.27 $55.83 Europe $118.52 $73.19 $115.15 $63.80 Africa $109.36 $69.48 $102.11 $60.57 Total International $113.10 $70.37 $106.21 $61.37 Worldwide $111.33 $68.21 $104.33 $59.54 Natural Gas (per mcf) United States $7.70 $5.14 $7.70 $5.74 Europe $8.85 $6.47 $8.10 $5.95 Africa $0.25 $0.25 $0.25 $0.25 Total International $2.92 $2.38 $2.91 $3.01 Worldwide $5.11 $3.63 $5.00 $4.45 OSM Operating Statistics Net Bitumen Production (mbpd)(e) 28 - 25 - Net Synthetic Crude Sales (mbpd)(e) 32 - 31 - Synthetic Crude Average Realization (per bbl)(d) $113.42 $- $106.37 $- RM&T Operating Statistics Refinery Runs (mbpd) Crude oil refined 955 1,042 941 1,028 Other charge and blend stocks 189 199 201 211 Total 1,144 1,241 1,142 1,239 Refined Product Yields (mbpd) Gasoline 586 646 598 649 Distillates 358 358 336 352 Propane 21 24 22 24 Feedstocks and special products 95 111 104 118 Heavy fuel oil 20 27 24 25 Asphalt 79 93 75 87 Total 1,159 1,259 1,159 1,255 Refined Product Sales Volumes (mbpd)(f) 1,357 1,440 1,335 1,403 Refining and Wholesale Marketing Gross Margin (per gallon)(g) $0.2519 $0.1717 $0.1137 $0.2317 Speedway SuperAmerica Retail outlets 1,620 1,637 - - Gasoline & distillates sales (millions of gallons) 796 892 2,376 2,520 Gasoline & distillates gross margin (per gallon) $0.1690 $0.1103 $0.1235 $0.1115 Merchandise sales $764 $752 $2,133 $2,110 Merchandise gross margin $197 $191 $541 $533 IG Operating Statistics Sales Volumes (mtpd)(h) LNG 6,048 6,137 6,453 3,117 Methanol 757 1,421 1,024 1,285
(d) Excludes gains and losses on derivative instruments (including the unrealized effects of U.K. natural gas sales contracts that are accounted for as derivatives).
(e) Amount is before royalties.
(f) Total average daily volumes of all refined product sales to wholesale, branded and retail customers.
(g) Sales revenue less cost of refinery inputs, purchased products and manufacturing expenses, including depreciation.
(h) LNG sales volumes include both consolidated sales (Alaska) and our share of the sales of an equity method investee (Equatorial Guinea). Methanol sales volumes represent our share of sales of an equity method investee in Equatorial Guinea.
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