In all the furor over gas prices, a popular punching bag is ExxonMobil, which made something along the lines of $90,000 per minute, the highest corporate profit ever. It's interesting to note that this is actually less than what the market predicted the company to make and that the company's stock is dipping. The energy reporters at the Houston Chronicle, some of the best in the business, pointed out that all of this talk of profits ignores the more serious issue: Exxon's production slipped 10%, continuing the downward trend in production into a fifth quarter. This means the energy giant could be relying on high prices, not new discoveries or an increase in product, to pad its coffers. This is bad for everyone. Thankfully, WheatKing proposed a way to make lots of money in today's QOTD by providing electric power.
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