Chevron Cuts Spending, Expenses

In a move similar to those of its peers, Chevron Corp. announcedit would cut expenses by $500 million next year, including someunspecified staff reductions, and spend about $5.1 billion, 8% lessthan was spent in 1998. Cuts in 1999 capital spending will beaccomplished primarily in the company’s mature North AmericanE&ampP business, as well as in refining and marketing and inchemicals.

December 21, 1998

Price Rally Resembles Smaller Version of Last Week’s

The cash market started out this week looking remarkably similarto the way it did last week, but on a reduced scale. Because pricesweren’t digging out from nearly as deep a weekend hole as the oneof Dec. 5-7, Monday’s increases weren’t quite as spectacular asthose from the previous week but were still significantnonetheless.

December 15, 1998
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