Russia's oil companies plead for bailout; our oilmen, of course, are flush with cash
Lost in the beatdown of investment bankers is news from the oil patch, and yet another reason to be glad you're not living in big, bad ol' Russia: You'd spit up your morning vodka in outrage if you read the news that Russia's big oil companies are begging their government for bailouts. (See Kommersant's "Russia’s Oil and Gas Giants Seek Govt Support.")
Hey, we've got it all over those ex-Commies. Our oil companies are sitting on piles of cash.
See the Wall Street Journal's "Market Slide Puts a Spotlight on Big Oil's Cash Hoard," which notes:
Russell Gold's story points out that, yes, crude-oil prices have dropped and oil goliaths' share prices have dropped but that, yes, the industry has posted record profits the past couple of years.
We're not hearing much about Big Awl these days, which is all the more reason to step back from kicking those investment bankers in the ribs and read Gold's piece, which concludes:
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