Statistic of the Day

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Executives from the big five oil companies will appear before Congress today to answer questions about how they’re raking in big profits while consumers are being hammered at the pump.

Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP America, Chevron and Conoco-Phillips earned a combined $123 billion last year.  To put that in perspective, they’re making the equivalent of about 20 bucks in annual profit for every human being on the planet.

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