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Energy giant BP says 3Q earnings more than double

The bump was attributed to higher oil prices and streamlined operations.

October 30, 2018   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON—Energy giant BP says third-quarter earnings more than doubled as it reaped the benefits of higher oil prices and streamlined operations.

Underlying replacement cost profit jumped to US$3.84 billion, the highest quarterly figure in five years, from $1.87 billion in the same quarter last year. The figure, which excludes one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories, is the industry’s preferred gauge of earnings.

Net income rose 89 per cent to $3.35 billion.

Oil companies are profiting after they cut costs and sold assets to adjust to an era of lower oil prices when crude dropped below $30 a barrel in January 2016. Brent crude averaged $75.16 a barrel for the most recent quarter—44 per cent higher than a year earlier.

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