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RE: Update – Marathon post $41MM loss, Delays some OS projects; Abandons Upstream/Downstream split

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Charles Randall
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Here is MAP update – 4Q08 loss was $41 MM and, as reported earlier, will defer start-up Detroit Hvy Crude Expansion, & slashed spending by 24% for 2009.
 
And MAP has abandoned plans to split its refining & exploration to separate companies that analysts were pushing it to do & unlock value in exploration business. 
 
Analysts always have their head up their butt pushing integrated refineries on E&P and dumping on Refining their assets – stupid desk jockies never understand upstream becomes useless without a downstream to give floor value for crude (all difference doing paper hedge & one with physical barrels attached……one is just wild gambling the other is calculated insurance play) – so looks like MAP dogged the bullet on this one.
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