Chevron Fourth-Quarter Profit Hits Record as Refining Surges

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The silhouette of a customer is seen filling a vehicle with gasoline... News PhotoCalifornia,Chevron Corporation,Customer,Filling,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Gasoline,Horizontal,Making Money,Mode of Transport,North America,Oil Industry,Refueling,San Francisco - California,Setting,Station,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergThe silhouette of a customer is seen filling a vehicle with gasoline at a Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Chevron Corp., the second-largest U.S. energy company, said fourth-quarter profit increased 41 percent to a record $7.25 billion as it reported stronger refining results and a gain from an Australian natural gas field swap. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images