Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Numbers Are In

Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, reported Thursday that fourth-quarter profit rose 60 percent because of the sale of some assets and higher oil prices.

Net income was $8.47 billion, up from $5.28 billion in the period a year ago.

Sales rose to $107 billion from $75.5 billion despite a fall in oil production.

For the year, profit was a record $31.3 billion, while sales rose 12 percent, to $356 billion.

The numbers are in.
I was waiting for them.

You know, you know you know what's coming. You don't need to know the world anymore than you do. And still when it comes, there is heartbreak. The heart breaks in the truth; in the way things are.

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