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Marathon Oil Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

October 30, 2008

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.

Segment Results

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

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.

Corporate

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.

Special Items

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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