Largest oil and gas producers made close to $100bn in first quarter of 2022

Shell made $9.1bn in profit, almost three times what it made in the same period last year, while Exxon raked in $8.8bn

The tumult of war and climate breakdown has proved lucrative for the world’s leading oil and gas companies, with financial records showing 28 of the largest producers made close to $100bn in combined profits in just the first three months of 2022.

Buoyed by oil commodity prices that soared following the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, major fossil fuel businesses enjoyed a bonanza in the first quarter of the year, making $93.3bn in total profits.

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