By Dave Sebastian

 

Exxon Mobil Corp. said oil-equivalent production in the second quarter fell 2% from the year-ago period to 3.6 million barrels a day, driven by increased maintenance activity.

The oil major said planned maintenance rose across all of its businesses.

 

On upstream operations:

"Excluding entitlement effects, divestments, and government mandates, oil-equivalent production increased 3%, including growth in the Permian and Guyana."

"Average realizations for crude oil increased 13% from the first quarter. Natural gas realizations increased 1% from the prior quarter."

"Liquid volumes decreased 3% from the first quarter, driven by increased planned maintenance activity. Natural gas volumes decreased 10%, driven by lower seasonal demand."

"During the quarter, production volumes in the Permian averaged 400,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day, an increase of 34% from the second quarter of 2020."

 

On downstream operations:

"Industry fuels margins improved from the first quarter, but remain on the low end of the historical range, due to ongoing impacts from market oversupply."

"Lubricants delivered strong performance, underpinned by lower operating expenses and improved margins."

"Overall refining throughput was up 3% from the first quarter, when a winter storm in Texas disrupted operations."

 

Write to Dave Sebastian at dave.sebastian@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 30, 2021 08:23 ET (12:23 GMT)

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