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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-Q
þ    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2017
or
o    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission file number 001-00368
Chevron Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
94-0890210
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road,
San Ramon, California
 
94583-2324
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (925) 842-1000
NONE
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  þ        No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  þ        No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer þ
 
Accelerated filer o
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer o (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
Emerging growth company o
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o      
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  o       No  þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:
Class
 
Outstanding as of September 30, 2017
Common stock, $.75 par value
 
1,899,373,928
 



TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
Page No.
 
PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
 
 
Consolidated Statement of Income for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017, and 2016
 
Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017, and 2016
 
Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016
 
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017, and 2016
 
7-23
Item 2.
24-36
Item 3.
Item 4.
PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 5.
Other Information
Item 6.


1


CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS RELEVANT TO FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
FOR THE PURPOSE OF “SAFE HARBOR” PROVISIONS OF THE
PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Chevron Corporation contains forward-looking statements relating to Chevron’s operations that are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about the petroleum, chemicals and other energy-related industries. Words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “targets,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “believes,” “seeks,” “schedules,” “estimates,” “positions,” “pursues,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “budgets,” “outlook,” “trends,” “guidance,” “focus,” “on schedule,” “on track,” “goals,” “objectives,” “strategies,” “opportunities” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the company’s control and are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. Unless legally required, Chevron undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are: changing crude oil and natural gas prices; changing refining, marketing and chemicals margins; the company's ability to realize anticipated cost savings and expenditure reductions; actions of competitors or regulators; timing of exploration expenses; timing of crude oil liftings; the competitiveness of alternate-energy sources or product substitutes; technological developments; the results of operations and financial condition of the company's suppliers, vendors, partners and equity affiliates, particularly during extended periods of low prices for crude oil and natural gas; the inability or failure of the company’s joint-venture partners to fund their share of operations and development activities; the potential failure to achieve expected net production from existing and future crude oil and natural gas development projects; potential delays in the development, construction or start-up of planned projects; the potential disruption or interruption of the company’s operations due to war, accidents, political events, civil unrest, severe weather, cyber threats and terrorist acts, crude oil production quotas or other actions that might be imposed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or other natural or human causes beyond its control; changing economic, regulatory and political environments in the various countries in which the company operates; general domestic and international economic and political conditions; the potential liability for remedial actions or assessments under existing or future environmental regulations and litigation; significant operational, investment or product changes required by existing or future environmental statutes and regulations, including international agreements and national or regional legislation and regulatory measures to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the potential liability resulting from other pending or future litigation; the company’s future acquisition or disposition of assets or shares or the delay or failure of such transactions to close based on required closing conditions; the potential for gains and losses from asset dispositions or impairments; government-mandated sales, divestitures, recapitalizations, industry-specific taxes, changes in fiscal terms or restrictions on scope of company operations; foreign currency movements compared with the U.S. dollar; material reductions in corporate liquidity and access to debt markets; the effects of changed accounting rules under generally accepted accounting principles promulgated by rule-setting bodies; the company's ability to identify and mitigate the risks and hazards inherent in operating in the global energy industry; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” on pages 20 through 22 of the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Other unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this report could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.



2


PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Consolidated Financial Statements
CHEVRON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars, except per-share amounts)
Revenues and Other Income
 
 
 
 
 
Sales and other operating revenues*
$
33,892

 
$
29,159

 
$
98,293

 
$
80,073

Income from equity affiliates
1,036

 
555

 
3,502

 
1,883

Other income
1,277

 
426

 
2,311

 
1,019

Total Revenues and Other Income
36,205

 
30,140

 
104,106

 
82,975

Costs and Other Deductions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased crude oil and products
18,776

 
15,842

 
54,607

 
42,345

Operating expenses
4,937

 
4,666

 
14,255

 
15,124

Selling, general and administrative expenses
1,238

 
1,109

 
3,099

 
3,140

Exploration expenses
239

 
258

 
508

 
842

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
5,109

 
4,130

 
14,614

 
15,254

Taxes other than on income*
3,213

 
2,962

 
9,149

 
8,799

Interest and debt expense
35

 
64

 
134

 
143

Total Costs and Other Deductions
33,547

 
29,031

 
96,366

 
85,647

Income (Loss) Before Income Tax Expense
2,658

 
1,109

 
7,740

 
(2,672
)
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
672

 
(192
)
 
1,589

 
(1,803
)
Net Income (Loss)
1,986

 
1,301

 
6,151

 
(869
)
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
34

 
18

 
67

 
43

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation
$
1,952

 
$
1,283

 
$
6,084

 
$
(912
)
Per Share of Common Stock:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
— Basic
$
1.03

 
$
0.68

 
$
3.23

 
$
(0.49
)
— Diluted
$
1.03

 
$
0.68

 
$
3.21

 
$
(0.49
)
Dividends
$
1.08

 
$
1.07

 
$
3.24

 
$
3.21

Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding (000s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
— Basic
1,882,650

 
1,873,649

 
1,881,026

 
1,871,813

— Diluted
1,895,879

 
1,883,342

 
1,894,764

 
1,871,813

____________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Includes excise, value-added and similar taxes:
$
1,867

 
$
1,772

 
$
5,315

 
$
5,208




See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


3


CHEVRON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Net Income (Loss)
$
1,986

 
$
1,301

 
$
6,151

 
$
(869
)
Currency translation adjustment
13

 
7

 
37

 
9

Unrealized holding (loss) gain on securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) gain arising during period
(2
)
 
21

 
(7
)
 
31

Defined benefit plans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actuarial gain (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization to net income of net actuarial and settlement losses
264

 
265

 
609

 
644

Actuarial gain (loss) arising during period
3

 
(9
)
 
(11
)
 
(23
)
Prior service cost:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization to net income of net prior service costs
(5
)
 
2

 
(15
)
 
15

Defined benefit plans sponsored by equity affiliates
5

 
5

 
15

 
19

Income tax expense on defined benefit plans
(96
)
 
(102
)
 
(207
)
 
(247
)
Total
171

 
161

 
391

 
408

Other Comprehensive Gain, Net of Tax
182

 
189

 
421

 
448

Comprehensive Income (Loss)
2,168

 
1,490

 
6,572

 
(421
)
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(34
)
 
(18
)
 
(67
)
 
(43
)
Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation
$
2,134

 
$
1,472

 
$
6,505

 
$
(464
)








See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


4


CHEVRON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Unaudited)
 
 
At September 30
2017
 
At December 31
2016
 
 
(Millions of dollars, except per-share amounts)
ASSETS
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
6,641

 
$
6,988

Marketable securities
 
13

 
13

Accounts and notes receivable, net
 
14,124

 
14,092

Inventories
 
 
 
 
Crude oil and petroleum products
 
3,156

 
2,720

Chemicals
 
516

 
455

Materials, supplies and other
 
2,089

 
2,244

Total inventories
 
5,761

 
5,419

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 
 
2,859

 
3,107

Total Current Assets
 
29,398

 
29,619

Long-term receivables, net
 
3,016

 
2,485

Investments and advances
 
32,402

 
30,250

Properties, plant and equipment, at cost
 
343,066

 
336,077

Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization
 
164,630

 
153,891

Properties, plant and equipment, net
 
178,436

 
182,186

Deferred charges and other assets 
 
6,793

 
6,838

Goodwill
 
4,531

 
4,581

Assets held for sale
 
584

 
4,119

Total Assets
 
$
255,160

 
$
260,078

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
Short-term debt 
 
$
7,897

 
$
10,840

Accounts payable
 
13,084

 
13,986

Accrued liabilities
 
5,085

 
4,882

Federal and other taxes on income 
 
1,123

 
1,050

Other taxes payable
 
1,034

 
1,027

Total Current Liabilities
 
28,223

 
31,785

Long-term debt 
 
33,983

 
35,193

Capital lease obligations
 
92

 
93

Deferred credits and other noncurrent obligations
 
20,830

 
21,553

Noncurrent deferred income taxes 
 
17,438

 
17,516

Noncurrent employee benefit plans
 
6,683

 
7,216

Total Liabilities*
 
107,249

 
113,356

Preferred stock (authorized 100,000,000 shares, $1.00 par value, none issued)
 

 

Common stock (authorized 6,000,000,000 shares; $0.75 par value; 2,442,676,580 shares issued at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016)
 
1,832

 
1,832

Capital in excess of par value
 
16,745

 
16,595

Retained earnings
 
173,035

 
173,046

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(3,422
)
 
(3,843
)
Deferred compensation and benefit plan trust
 
(240
)
 
(240
)
Treasury stock, at cost (543,302,652 and 551,170,158 shares at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively)
 
(41,237
)
 
(41,834
)
Total Chevron Corporation Stockholders’ Equity
 
146,713

 
145,556

Noncontrolling interests
 
1,198

 
1,166

Total Equity
 
147,911

 
146,722

Total Liabilities and Equity
 
$
255,160

 
$
260,078

____________________
 
 
 
 
* Refer to Note 14, "Other Contingencies and Commitments" beginning on page 20.

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


5


CHEVRON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net Income (Loss)
$
6,151

 
$
(869
)
Adjustments
 
 
 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
14,614

 
15,254

Dry hole expense
140

 
472

Distributions less than income from equity affiliates
(2,122
)
 
(708
)
Net before-tax gains on asset retirements and sales
(2,139
)
 
(872
)
Net foreign currency effects
145

 
321

Deferred income tax provision
(464
)
 
(3,139
)
Net increase in operating working capital
(695
)
 
(1,266
)
Increase in long-term receivables
(537
)
 
(81
)
Net (increase) decrease in other deferred charges
(57
)
 
30

Cash contributions to employee pension plans
(825
)
 
(697
)
Other
74

 
538

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
14,285

 
8,983

Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(9,763
)
 
(14,100
)
Proceeds and deposits related to asset sales
4,856

 
2,209

Net sales of marketable securities

 
2

Net borrowing of loans by equity affiliates
(36
)
 
(2,195
)
Net (purchases) sales of other short-term investments
(19
)
 
155

Net Cash Used for Investing Activities
(4,962
)
 
(13,929
)
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Net (repayments) borrowings of short-term obligations
(7,185
)
 
869

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
3,991

 
6,924

Repayments of long-term debt and other financing obligations
(1,028
)
 
(812
)
Cash dividends — common stock
(6,093
)
 
(6,007
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(66
)
 
(57
)
Net sales of treasury shares
649

 
359

Net Cash (Used for) Provided by Financing Activities
(9,732
)
 
1,276

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents
62

 
(1
)
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents
(347
)
 
(3,671
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents at January 1
6,988

 
11,022

Cash and Cash Equivalents at September 30
$
6,641

 
$
7,351








See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


6


NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1. Interim Financial Statements
The accompanying consolidated financial statements of Chevron Corporation and its subsidiaries (the company) have not been audited by an independent registered public accounting firm. In the opinion of the company’s management, the interim data includes all adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods. These adjustments were of a normal recurring nature. The results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, are not necessarily indicative of future financial results. The term “earnings” is defined as net income (loss) attributable to Chevron Corporation.
Certain notes and other information have been condensed or omitted from the interim financial statements presented in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Note 2. Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Losses
The change in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Losses (AOCL) presented on the Consolidated Balance Sheet and the impact of significant amounts reclassified from AOCL on information presented in the Consolidated Statement of Income for the nine months ending September 30, 2017, are reflected in the table below.
Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) by Component (1) 
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
 
 
Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Unrealized Holding Gains (Losses) on Securities
 
Derivatives
 
Defined Benefit Plans
 
Total
 
 
(Millions of dollars)
Balance at January 1
 
$
(162
)
 
$
(2
)
 
$
(2
)
 
$
(3,677
)
 
$
(3,843
)
Components of Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before Reclassifications
 
37

 
(7
)
 

 
10

 
40

Reclassifications (2)
 

 

 

 
381

 
381

Net Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
37

 
(7
)
 

 
391

 
421

Balance at September 30
 
$
(125
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$
(2
)
 
$
(3,286
)
 
$
(3,422
)
________________________________
(1) All amounts are net of tax.
(2) Refer to Note 10, Employee Benefits for reclassified components totaling $594 million that are included in employee benefit costs for the nine months ending September 30, 2017. Related income taxes for the same period, totaling $213 million, are reflected in "Income Tax Expense" on the Consolidated Statement of Income. All other reclassified amounts were insignificant.
Note 3. Noncontrolling Interests
Ownership interests in the company’s subsidiaries held by parties other than the parent are presented separately from the parent’s equity on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The amount of consolidated net income attributable to the parent and the noncontrolling interests are both presented on the face of the Consolidated Statement of Income.
Activity for the equity attributable to noncontrolling interests for the first nine months of 2017 and 2016 is as follows:
 
2017
 
2016
 
Chevron
Corporation
Stockholders’ Equity
 
Non-controlling
Interest
 
Total
Equity
 
Chevron
Corporation
Stockholders’ Equity
 
Non-controlling
Interest
 
Total
Equity
 
(Millions of dollars)
Balance at January 1
$
145,556

 
$
1,166

 
$
146,722

 
$
152,716

 
$
1,170

 
$
153,886

Net income (loss)
6,084

 
67

 
6,151

 
(912
)
 
43

 
(869
)
Dividends
(6,095
)
 

 
(6,095
)
 
(6,009
)
 

 
(6,009
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 
(66
)
 
(66
)
 

 
(57
)
 
(57
)
Treasury shares, net
597

 

 
597

 
375

 

 
375

Other changes, net*
571

 
31

 
602

 
630

 
(4
)
 
626

Balance at September 30
$
146,713

 
$
1,198

 
$
147,911

 
$
146,800

 
$
1,152

 
$
147,952

 __________________________________________
* Includes components of comprehensive income, which are disclosed separately in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.


7

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)


Note 4. Information Relating to the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
The “Net increase in operating working capital” was composed of the following operating changes:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Decrease (increase) in accounts and notes receivable
$
265

 
$
(455
)
(Increase) decrease in inventories
(436
)
 
232

Decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets
196

 
844

Decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(729
)
 
(1,783
)
Increase (decrease) in income and other taxes payable
9

 
(104
)
Net increase in operating working capital
$
(695
)
 
$
(1,266
)
“Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities” included the following cash payments for interest on debt and for income taxes:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Interest on debt (net of capitalized interest)
$
30

 
$
28

Income taxes
2,203

 
1,492

"Other" includes changes in postretirement benefits obligations and other long-term liabilities.
Information related to "Restricted Cash" is included on page 22 in Note 15 under the heading "Restricted Cash."
The “Net sales of marketable securities” consisted of the following gross amounts:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Marketable securities purchased
$
(3
)
 
$
(9
)
Marketable securities sold
3

 
11

Net sales of marketable securities
$

 
$
2

The “Net borrowing of loans by equity affiliates” consisted of the following gross amounts:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Borrowing of loans by equity affiliates
$
(142
)
 
$
(2,271
)
Repayment of loans by equity affiliates
106

 
76

Net borrowing of loans by equity affiliates
$
(36
)
 
$
(2,195
)
The “Net (purchases) sales of other short-term investments” consisted of the following gross amounts:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Purchases of other short-term investments
$
(26
)
 
$

Sales of other short-term investments
7

 
155

Net (purchases) sales of other short-term investments
$
(19
)
 
$
155



8

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)


The “Net (repayments) borrowings of short-term obligations" consisted of the following gross and net amounts:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Repayments of short-term obligations
$
(8,403
)
 
$
(8,415
)
Proceeds from issuances of short-term obligations
3,415

 
11,695

Net borrowings of short-term obligations with three months or less maturity
(2,197
)
 
(2,411
)
Net (repayments) borrowings of short-term obligations
$
(7,185
)
 
$
869

The “Net sales of treasury shares” represents the cost of common shares acquired less the cost of shares issued for share-based compensation plans. Purchases totaled $1 million for the first nine months in 2017 and $2 million for the first nine months in 2016. No purchases were made under the company's share repurchase program in the first nine months of 2017 or 2016.
The major components of “Capital expenditures” and the reconciliation of this amount to the capital and exploratory expenditures, including equity affiliates, are as follows:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Additions to properties, plant and equipment
$
9,615

 
$
13,757

Additions to investments
16

 
38

Current year dry hole expenditures
131

 
305

Payments for other liabilities and assets, net
1

 

 Capital expenditures
9,763

 
14,100

Expensed exploration expenditures
368

 
370

Assets acquired through capital lease obligations
3

 
4

 Capital and exploratory expenditures, excluding equity affiliates
10,134

 
14,474

Company’s share of expenditures by equity affiliates
3,252

 
2,693

 Capital and exploratory expenditures, including equity affiliates
$
13,386

 
$
17,167



9

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)


Note 5. New Accounting Standards
Revenue Recognition (Topic 606): Revenue from Contracts with Customers. In July 2015, the FASB approved a one-year deferral of the effective date of ASU 2014-09, which becomes effective for the company January 1, 2018. The standard provides a single comprehensive revenue recognition model for contracts with customers, eliminates most industry-specific revenue recognition guidance, and expands disclosure requirements. The company has elected to adopt the standard using the modified retrospective transition method. "Sales and Other Operating Revenues” on the Consolidated Statement of Income includes excise, value-added and similar taxes on sales transactions. Upon adoption of the standard, revenue will exclude sales-based taxes collected on behalf of third parties, which will have no impact to earnings. The company's implementation efforts are focused on accounting policy and disclosure updates and system enhancements necessary to meet the standard's requirements. The company does not expect the implementation of the standard to have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.
Leases (Topic 842) In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 which becomes effective for the company January 1, 2019. The standard requires that lessees present right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet. The company is evaluating the effect of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.
Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326) In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, which becomes effective for the company beginning January 1, 2020. The standard requires companies to use forward-looking information to calculate credit loss estimates.  The company is evaluating the effect of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.
Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04. The standard simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment, and the company has chosen to early adopt beginning January 1, 2017. Early adoption has no effect on the company's consolidated financial statements.
Other Income - Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets (Subtopic 610-20) In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-05 which becomes effective for the company January 1, 2018. The standard provides clarification regarding the guidance on accounting for the derecognition of nonfinancial assets. The company is evaluating the effect of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.
Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715) In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07 which becomes effective for the company January 1, 2018. The standard requires the disaggregation of the service cost component from the other components of net periodic benefit cost and allows only the service cost component of net benefit cost to be eligible for capitalization. The company is evaluating the effect of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.
Note 6. Operating Segments and Geographic Data
Although each subsidiary of Chevron is responsible for its own affairs, Chevron Corporation manages its investments in these subsidiaries and their affiliates. The investments are grouped into two business segments, Upstream and Downstream, representing the company’s “reportable segments” and “operating segments.” Upstream operations consist primarily of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas (LNG); transporting crude oil by major international oil export pipelines; processing, transporting, storage and marketing of natural gas; and a gas-to-liquids plant. Downstream operations consist primarily of refining of crude oil into petroleum products; marketing of crude oil and refined products; transporting of crude oil and refined products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses, and fuel and lubricant additives. All Other activities of the company include worldwide cash management and debt financing activities, corporate administrative functions, insurance operations, real estate activities and technology companies.
The company’s segments are managed by “segment managers” who report to the “chief operating decision maker” (CODM). The segments represent components of the company that engage in activities (a) from which revenues are earned and expenses are incurred; (b) whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the CODM, which makes decisions about resources to be allocated to the segments and assesses their performance; and (c) for which discrete financial information is available.
The company’s primary country of operation is the United States of America, its country of domicile. Other components of the company’s operations are reported as “International” (outside the United States).


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Segment Earnings The company evaluates the performance of its operating segments on an after-tax basis, without considering the effects of debt financing interest expense or investment interest income, both of which are managed by the company on a worldwide basis. Corporate administrative costs and assets are not allocated to the operating segments. However, operating segments are billed for the direct use of corporate services. Nonbillable costs remain at the corporate level in “All Other.” Earnings by major operating area for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, are presented in the following table:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
Segment Earnings
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Upstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
$
(26
)
 
$
(212
)
 
$
(48
)
 
$
(2,175
)
International
515

 
666

 
2,907

 
(1,292
)
Total Upstream
489

 
454

 
2,859

 
(3,467
)
Downstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
640

 
523

 
1,743

 
1,307

International
1,174

 
542

 
2,192

 
1,771

Total Downstream
1,814

 
1,065

 
3,935

 
3,078

Total Segment Earnings
2,303

 
1,519

 
6,794

 
(389
)
All Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(30
)
 
(53
)
 
(115
)
 
(120
)
Interest income
13

 
15

 
42

 
47

Other
(334
)
 
(198
)
 
(637
)
 
(450
)
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation
$
1,952

 
$
1,283

 
$
6,084

 
$
(912
)
Segment Assets Segment assets do not include intercompany investments or intercompany receivables. “All Other” assets consist primarily of worldwide cash, cash equivalents, time deposits and marketable securities; real estate; information systems; technology companies; and assets of the corporate administrative functions. Segment assets at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, are as follows: 
Segment Assets
At September 30
2017
 
At December 31
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Upstream
 
 
 
United States
$
40,318

 
$
42,596

International
161,058

 
164,068

Goodwill
4,531

 
4,581

Total Upstream
205,907

 
211,245

Downstream
 
 
 
United States 
22,635

 
22,264

International
16,619

 
15,816

Total Downstream
39,254

 
38,080

Total Segment Assets
245,161

 
249,325

All Other
 
 
 
United States
4,169

 
4,852

International
5,830

 
5,901

Total All Other
9,999

 
10,753

Total Assets — United States
67,122

 
69,712

Total Assets — International
183,507

 
185,785

Goodwill
4,531

 
4,581

Total Assets
$
255,160

 
$
260,078



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Segment Sales and Other Operating Revenues Segment sales and other operating revenues, including internal transfers, for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, are presented in the following table. Products are transferred between operating segments at internal product values that approximate market prices. Revenues for the upstream segment are derived primarily from the production and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the sale of third-party production of natural gas. Revenues for the downstream segment are derived from the refining and marketing of petroleum products such as gasoline, jet fuel, gas oils, lubricants, residual fuel oils and other products derived from crude oil. This segment also generates revenues from the manufacture and sale of fuel and lubricant additives and the transportation and trading of refined products and crude oil. “All Other” activities include revenues from insurance operations, real estate activities and technology companies.
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 Sales and Other Operating Revenues
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Upstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
$
3,245

 
$
2,847

 
$
9,620

 
$
7,386

International
7,191

 
5,927

 
20,624

 
16,325

Subtotal
10,436

 
8,774

 
30,244

 
23,711

Intersegment Elimination — United States
(2,298
)
 
(1,979
)
 
(6,737
)
 
(5,120
)
Intersegment Elimination — International
(2,828
)
 
(2,742
)
 
(8,256
)
 
(6,949
)
Total Upstream
5,310

 
4,053

 
15,251

 
11,642

Downstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
13,452

 
11,958

 
39,206

 
32,841

International
15,298

 
13,415

 
44,512

 
36,262

Subtotal
28,750

 
25,373

 
83,718

 
69,103

Intersegment Elimination — United States
(5
)
 
(4
)
 
(11
)
 
(12
)
Intersegment Elimination — International
(216
)
 
(303
)
 
(818
)
 
(762
)
Total Downstream
28,529

 
25,066

 
82,889

 
68,329

All Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
260

 
280

 
773

 
825

International
6

 
10

 
19

 
29

Subtotal
266

 
290

 
792

 
854

Intersegment Elimination — United States
(207
)
 
(240
)
 
(621
)
 
(724
)
Intersegment Elimination — International
(6
)
 
(10
)
 
(18
)
 
(28
)
Total All Other
53

 
40

 
153

 
102

Sales and Other Operating Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
16,957

 
15,085

 
49,599

 
41,052

International
22,495

 
19,352

 
65,155

 
52,616

Subtotal
39,452

 
34,437

 
114,754

 
93,668

Intersegment Elimination — United States
(2,510
)
 
(2,223
)
 
(7,369
)
 
(5,856
)
Intersegment Elimination — International
(3,050
)
 
(3,055
)
 
(9,092
)
 
(7,739
)
Total Sales and Other Operating Revenues
$
33,892

 
$
29,159

 
$
98,293

 
$
80,073

Note 7. Summarized Financial Data — Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (CUSA) is a major subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. CUSA and its subsidiaries manage and operate most of Chevron’s U.S. businesses. Assets include those related to the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids and those associated with refining, marketing, and supply and distribution of products derived from petroleum, excluding most of the regulated pipeline operations of Chevron. CUSA also holds the company’s investment in the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC joint venture, which is accounted for using the equity method.


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The summarized financial information for CUSA and its consolidated subsidiaries is as follows:

Nine Months Ended
September 30

2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Sales and other operating revenues
$
75,759

 
$
60,882

Costs and other deductions
75,403

 
63,596

Net income (loss) attributable to CUSA
1,315

 
(917
)
 
At September 30
2017
 
At December 31
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Current assets
$
11,566

 
$
11,266

Other assets
53,826

 
55,722

Current liabilities
15,777

 
16,660

Other liabilities
15,337

 
21,701

Total CUSA net equity
$
34,278

 
$
28,627

Memo: Total debt
$
3,057

 
$
9,418

Note 8. Summarized Financial Data — Tengizchevroil LLP
Chevron has a 50 percent equity ownership interest in Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO). Summarized financial information for 100 percent of TCO is presented in the following table:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Sales and other operating revenues
$
9,619

 
$
7,355

Costs and other deductions
4,806

 
5,172

Net income attributable to TCO
3,402

 
1,534

Note 9. Summarized Financial Data — Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Chevron has a 50 percent equity ownership interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem). Summarized financial information for 100 percent of CPChem is presented in the table below:
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Sales and other operating revenues
$
6,816

 
$
6,302

Costs and other deductions
5,732

 
5,127

Net income attributable to CPChem
1,424

 
1,343

Note 10. Employee Benefits
Chevron has defined benefit pension plans for many employees. The company typically prefunds defined benefit plans as required by local regulations or in certain situations where prefunding provides economic advantages. In the United States, all qualified plans are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act minimum funding standard. The company does not typically fund U.S. nonqualified pension plans that are not subject to funding requirements under laws and regulations because contributions to these pension plans may be less economic and investment returns may be less attractive than the company’s other investment alternatives.
The company also sponsors other postretirement employee benefit (OPEB) plans that provide medical and dental benefits, as well as life insurance for some active and qualifying retired employees. The plans are unfunded, and the company and the retirees share the costs. Beginning in 2017, medical coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees in the company's main U.S. medical plan is provided through a third-party private exchange. The increase to the pre-Medicare company contribution for retiree medical coverage is limited to no more than 4 percent each year. Certain life insurance benefits are paid by the company.


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The components of net periodic benefit costs for 2017 and 2016 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Pension Benefits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$
122

 
$
123

 
$
366

 
$
370

Interest cost
91

 
95

 
274

 
283

Expected return on plan assets
(149
)
 
(181
)
 
(447
)
 
(542
)
Amortization of prior service credits
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
(6
)
Amortization of actuarial losses
85

 
84

 
255

 
251

Settlement losses
169

 
162

 
325

 
324

Total United States
317

 
281

 
770

 
680

International
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
38

 
37

 
114

 
120

Interest cost
54

 
68

 
164

 
198

Expected return on plan assets
(61
)
 
(61
)
 
(178
)
 
(184
)
Amortization of prior service costs
3

 
1

 
9

 
11

Amortization of actuarial losses
11

 
14

 
33

 
37

Settlement losses

 
1

 

 
18

Total International
45

 
60

 
142

 
200

Net Periodic Pension Benefit Costs
$
362

 
$
341

 
$
912

 
$
880

Other Benefits*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$
8

 
$
15

 
$
24

 
$
45

Interest cost
23

 
32

 
71

 
96

Amortization of prior service costs
(7
)
 
3

 
(21
)
 
10

Amortization of actuarial losses
(1
)
 
5

 
(4
)
 
15

Net Periodic Other Benefit Costs
$
23

 
$
55

 
$
70

 
$
166

___________________________________
* Includes costs for U.S. and international OPEB plans. Obligations for plans outside the United States are not significant relative to the company’s total OPEB obligation.
Through September 30, 2017, a total of $825 million was contributed to employee pension plans (including $681 million to the U.S. plans). Total contributions for the full year are currently estimated to be $950 million ($700 million for the U.S. plans and $250 million for the international plans). Actual contribution amounts are dependent upon plan investment returns, changes in pension obligations, regulatory requirements and other economic factors. Additional funding may ultimately be required if investment returns are insufficient to offset increases in plan obligations.
During the first nine months of 2017, the company contributed $115 million to its OPEB plans. The company anticipates contributing approximately $48 million during the remainder of 2017.
Note 11. Income Taxes
The 2017 increase in income tax expense between quarterly periods of $864 million, from a benefit of $192 million in 2016 to a charge of $672 million in 2017, is a result of the year-over-year increase in total income before income tax expense, which is primarily due to effects of higher crude oil prices. The company’s effective tax rate changed between periods from (17) percent in 2016 to 25 percent in 2017. The change in effective tax rate is primarily a consequence of the mix effect resulting from the absolute level of earnings or losses and whether they arose in higher or lower tax rate jurisdictions. The reduction in statutory tax rates in the United Kingdom in the 2016 quarter also impacted the 2016 effective tax rate.
The 2017 increase in income tax expense for the nine months of $3.4 billion, from a benefit of $1.8 billion in 2016 to a charge of $1.6 billion in 2017, is a result of the year-over-year increase in total income before income tax expense, which is primarily due to effects of higher crude oil prices and gains on asset sales primarily in Indonesia and Canada. The company’s effective tax rate changed between periods from 67 percent in 2016 to


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21 percent in 2017. The change in effective tax rate is primarily a consequence of the mix effect resulting from the absolute level of earnings or losses and whether they arose in higher or lower tax rate jurisdictions.
Tax positions for Chevron and its subsidiaries and affiliates are subject to income tax audits by many tax jurisdictions throughout the world. For the company’s major tax jurisdictions, examinations of tax returns for certain prior tax years had not been completed as of September 30, 2017. For these jurisdictions, the latest years for which income tax examinations had been finalized were as follows: United States — 2011, Nigeria — 2000, Angola — 2015, Australia — 2006 and Kazakhstan — 2007.
The company engages in ongoing discussions with tax authorities regarding the resolution of tax matters in the various jurisdictions. Both the outcomes for these tax matters and the timing of resolution and/or closure of the tax audits are highly uncertain. However, it is reasonably possible that developments regarding tax matters in certain tax jurisdictions may result in significant increases or decreases in the company’s total unrecognized tax benefits within the next 12 months. Given the number of years that still remain subject to examination and the number of matters being examined in the various tax jurisdictions, the company is unable to estimate the range of possible adjustments to the balance of unrecognized tax benefits.
On April 21, 2017, an adverse decision was issued by the full Federal Court of Australia regarding the interest rate to be applied on certain Chevron intercompany loans. On August 14, 2017, an agreement was reached with the Australian Taxation Office to settle this dispute. Management believes the agreed terms to be a reasonable resolution of the dispute, which did not have a material impact on the year-to-date results of the company.
Note 12. Assets Held For Sale
At September 30, 2017, the company classified $584 million of net properties, plant and equipment as “Assets held for sale” on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. These assets are primarily associated with downstream operations that are anticipated to be sold in the next 12 months. The revenues and earnings contributions of these assets in 2016 and the first nine months of 2017 were not material.
The company's Bangladesh operations previously classified as "held for sale" were deemed to be "held and used" in the third quarter 2017 and reclassified to "Properties, plant and equipment" on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Note 13. Litigation
MTBE Chevron and many other companies in the petroleum industry have used methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as a gasoline additive. Chevron is a party to seven pending lawsuits and claims, the majority of which involve numerous other petroleum marketers and refiners. Resolution of these lawsuits and claims may ultimately require the company to correct or ameliorate the alleged effects on the environment of prior release of MTBE by the company or other parties. Additional lawsuits and claims related to the use of MTBE, including personal-injury claims, may be filed in the future. The company’s ultimate exposure related to pending lawsuits and claims is not determinable. The company no longer uses MTBE in the manufacture of gasoline in the United States.
Ecuador
Background Chevron is a defendant in a civil lawsuit initiated in the Superior Court of Nueva Loja in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, in May 2003 by plaintiffs who claim to be representatives of certain residents of an area where an oil production consortium formerly had operations. The lawsuit alleges damage to the environment from the oil exploration and production operations and seeks unspecified damages to fund environmental remediation and restoration of the alleged environmental harm, plus a health monitoring program. Until 1992, Texaco Petroleum Company (Texpet), a subsidiary of Texaco Inc., was a minority member of this consortium with Petroecuador, the Ecuadorian state-owned oil company, as the majority partner; since 1990, the operations have been conducted solely by Petroecuador. At the conclusion of the consortium and following an independent third-party environmental audit of the concession area, Texpet entered into a formal agreement with the Republic of Ecuador and Petroecuador for Texpet to remediate specific sites assigned by the government in proportion to Texpet’s ownership share of the consortium. Pursuant to that agreement, Texpet conducted a three-year remediation program at a cost of $40 million. After certifying that the sites were properly remediated, the government granted Texpet and all related corporate entities a full release from any and all environmental liability arising from the consortium operations.


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Based on the history described above, Chevron believes that this lawsuit lacks legal or factual merit. As to matters of law, the company believes first, that the court lacks jurisdiction over Chevron; second, that the law under which plaintiffs bring the action, enacted in 1999, cannot be applied retroactively; third, that the claims are barred by the statute of limitations in Ecuador; and, fourth, that the lawsuit is also barred by the releases from liability previously given to Texpet by the Republic of Ecuador and Petroecuador and by the pertinent provincial and municipal governments. With regard to the facts, the company believes that the evidence confirms that Texpet’s remediation was properly conducted and that the remaining environmental damage reflects Petroecuador’s failure to timely fulfill its legal obligations and Petroecuador’s further conduct since assuming full control over the operations.
Lago Agrio Judgment In 2008, a mining engineer appointed by the court to identify and determine the cause of environmental damage, and to specify steps needed to remediate it, issued a report recommending that the court assess $18.9 billion, which would, according to the engineer, provide financial compensation for purported damages, including wrongful death claims, and pay for, among other items, environmental remediation, health care systems and additional infrastructure for Petroecuador. The engineer’s report also asserted that an additional $8.4 billion could be assessed against Chevron for unjust enrichment. In 2009, following the disclosure by Chevron of evidence that the judge participated in meetings in which businesspeople and individuals holding themselves out as government officials discussed the case and its likely outcome, the judge presiding over the case was recused. In 2010, Chevron moved to strike the mining engineer’s report and to dismiss the case based on evidence obtained through discovery in the United States indicating that the report was prepared by consultants for the plaintiffs before being presented as the mining engineer’s independent and impartial work and showing further evidence of misconduct. In August 2010, the judge issued an order stating that he was not bound by the mining engineer’s report and requiring the parties to provide their positions on damages within 45 days. Chevron subsequently petitioned for recusal of the judge, claiming that he had disregarded evidence of fraud and misconduct and that he had failed to rule on a number of motions within the statutory time requirement.
In September 2010, Chevron submitted its position on damages, asserting that no amount should be assessed against it. The plaintiffs’ submission, which relied in part on the mining engineer’s report, took the position that damages are between approximately $16 billion and $76 billion and that unjust enrichment should be assessed in an amount between approximately $5 billion and $38 billion. The next day, the judge issued an order closing the evidentiary phase of the case and notifying the parties that he had requested the case file so that he could prepare a judgment. Chevron petitioned to have that order declared a nullity in light of Chevron’s prior recusal petition, and because procedural and evidentiary matters remained unresolved. In October 2010, Chevron’s motion to recuse the judge was granted. A new judge took charge of the case and revoked the prior judge’s order closing the evidentiary phase of the case. On December 17, 2010, the judge issued an order closing the evidentiary phase of the case and notifying the parties that he had requested the case file so that he could prepare a judgment.
On February 14, 2011, the provincial court in Lago Agrio rendered an adverse judgment in the case. The court rejected Chevron’s defenses to the extent the court addressed them in its opinion. The judgment assessed approximately $8.6 billion in damages and approximately $900 million as an award for the plaintiffs’ representatives. It also assessed an additional amount of approximately $8.6 billion in punitive damages unless the company issued a public apology within 15 days of the judgment, which Chevron did not do. On February 17, 2011, the plaintiffs appealed the judgment, seeking increased damages, and on March 11, 2011, Chevron appealed the judgment seeking to have the judgment nullified. On January 3, 2012, an appellate panel in the provincial court affirmed the February 14, 2011 decision and ordered that Chevron pay additional attorneys’ fees in the amount of “0.10% of the values that are derived from the decisional act of this judgment.” The plaintiffs filed a petition to clarify and amplify the appellate decision on January 6, 2012, and the court issued a ruling in response on January 13, 2012, purporting to clarify and amplify its January 3, 2012 ruling, which included clarification that the deadline for the company to issue a public apology to avoid the additional amount of approximately $8.6 billion in punitive damages was within 15 days of the clarification ruling, or February 3, 2012. Chevron did not issue an apology because doing so might be mischaracterized as an admission of liability and would be contrary to facts and evidence submitted at trial. On January 20, 2012, Chevron appealed (called a petition for cassation) the appellate panel’s decision to Ecuador’s National Court of Justice. As part of the appeal, Chevron requested the suspension of any requirement that Chevron post a bond to prevent enforcement


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under Ecuadorian law of the judgment during the cassation appeal. On February 17, 2012, the appellate panel of the provincial court admitted Chevron’s cassation appeal in a procedural step necessary for the National Court of Justice to hear the appeal. The provincial court appellate panel denied Chevron’s request for suspension of the requirement that Chevron post a bond and stated that it would not comply with the First and Second Interim Awards of the international arbitration tribunal discussed below. On March 29, 2012, the matter was transferred from the provincial court to the National Court of Justice, and on November 22, 2012, the National Court agreed to hear Chevron's cassation appeal. On August 3, 2012, the provincial court in Lago Agrio approved a court-appointed liquidator’s report on damages that calculated the total judgment in the case to be $19.1 billion. On November 13, 2013, the National Court ratified the judgment but nullified the $8.6 billion punitive damage assessment, resulting in a judgment of $9.5 billion. On December 23, 2013, Chevron appealed the decision to the Ecuador Constitutional Court, Ecuador's highest court. The reporting justice of the Constitutional Court heard oral arguments on the appeal on July 16, 2015.
On July 2, 2013, the provincial court in Lago Agrio issued an embargo order in Ecuador ordering that any funds to be paid by the Government of Ecuador to Chevron to satisfy a $96 million award issued in an unrelated action by an arbitral tribunal presiding in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague under the Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law must be paid to the Lago Agrio plaintiffs. The award was issued by the tribunal under the United States-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty in an action filed in 2006 in connection with seven breach of contract cases that Texpet filed against the Government of Ecuador between 1991 and 1993. The Government of Ecuador has moved to set aside the tribunal's award. On September 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands issued an opinion denying Ecuador’s set aside request. A Federal District Court for the District of Columbia confirmed the tribunal's award, and, on August 4, 2015, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision. On September 28, 2015, the Court of Appeals denied the Government of Ecuador’s request for full appellate court review of the Federal District Court’s decision. On June 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court denied the Government of Ecuador's petition for Writ of Certiorari. On July 22, 2016, the Government of Ecuador paid the $96 million award, plus interest, resulting in a payment to Chevron of approximately $113 million.
Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Enforcement Actions Chevron has no assets in Ecuador and the Lago Agrio plaintiffs’ lawyers have stated in press releases and through other media that they will seek to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment in various countries and otherwise disrupt Chevron’s operations. On May 30, 2012, the Lago Agrio plaintiffs filed an action against Chevron Corporation, Chevron Canada Limited, and Chevron Canada Finance Limited in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Canada, seeking to recognize and enforce the Ecuadorian judgment. On May 1, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the Court has jurisdiction over Chevron and Chevron Canada Limited for purposes of the action, but stayed the action due to the absence of evidence that Chevron Corporation has assets in Ontario. The Lago Agrio plaintiffs appealed that decision and, on December 17, 2013, the Court of Appeals for Ontario affirmed the lower court’s decision on jurisdiction and set aside the stay, allowing the recognition and enforcement action to be heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Chevron appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada and, on September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and affirmed that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has jurisdiction over Chevron and Chevron Canada Limited for purposes of the action. The recognition and enforcement proceeding and related preliminary motions are proceeding in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. On January 20, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted Chevron Canada Limited’s and Chevron Corporation’s motions for summary judgment, concluding that the two companies are separate legal entities with separate rights and obligations. As a result, the Superior Court dismissed the recognition and enforcement claim against Chevron Canada Limited.  Chevron Corporation still remains as a defendant in the action. On February 3, 2017, the Lago Agrio plaintiffs appealed the Superior Court's January 20, 2017 decision.
On June 27, 2012, the Lago Agrio plaintiffs filed a complaint against Chevron Corporation in the Superior Court of Justice in Brasilia, Brazil, seeking to recognize and enforce the Ecuadorian judgment. Chevron has answered the complaint. In accordance with Brazilian procedure, the matter was referred to the public prosecutor for a nonbinding opinion of the issues raised in the complaint. On May 13, 2015, the public prosecutor issued its



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nonbinding opinion and recommended that the Superior Court of Justice reject the plaintiffs’ recognition and enforcement request, finding, among other things, that the Lago Agrio judgment was procured through fraud and corruption and cannot be recognized in Brazil because it violates Brazilian and international public order.
On October 15, 2012, the provincial court in Lago Agrio issued an ex parte embargo order that purports to order the seizure of assets belonging to separate Chevron subsidiaries in Ecuador, Argentina and Colombia. On November 6, 2012, at the request of the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, a court in Argentina issued a Freeze Order against Chevron Argentina S.R.L. and another Chevron subsidiary, Ingeniero Norberto Priu, requiring shares of both companies to be "embargoed," requiring third parties to withhold 40 percent of any payments due to Chevron Argentina S.R.L. and ordering banks to withhold 40 percent of the funds in Chevron Argentina S.R.L. bank accounts. On December 14, 2012, the Argentinean court rejected a motion to revoke the Freeze Order but modified it by ordering that third parties are not required to withhold funds but must report their payments. The court also clarified that the Freeze Order relating to bank accounts excludes taxes. On January 30, 2013, an appellate court upheld the Freeze Order, but on June 4, 2013, the Supreme Court of Argentina revoked the Freeze Order in its entirety. On December 12, 2013, the Lago Agrio plaintiffs served Chevron with notice of their filing of an enforcement proceeding in the National Court, First Instance, of Argentina. Chevron filed its answer on February 27, 2014 to which the Lago Agrio plaintiffs responded on December 29, 2015. On April 19, 2016, the public prosecutor in Argentina issued a non-binding opinion recommending to the National Court, First Instance, of Argentina that it reject the Lago Agrio plaintiffs' request to recognize the Ecuadorian judgment in Argentina. On February 24, 2017, the public prosecutor in Argentina issued a supplemental opinion reaffirming its previous recommendations. On November 1, 2017, the National Court, First Instance, of Argentina issued a decision dismissing the Lago Agrio plaintiffs' enforcement proceeding based on jurisdictional grounds.
Chevron continues to believe the provincial court’s judgment is illegitimate and unenforceable in Ecuador, the United States and other countries. The company also believes the judgment is the product of fraud, and contrary to the legitimate scientific evidence. Chevron cannot predict the timing or ultimate outcome of the appeals process in Ecuador or any enforcement action. Chevron expects to continue a vigorous defense of any imposition of liability in the Ecuadorian courts and to contest and defend any and all enforcement actions.
Company's Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims Chevron and Texpet filed an arbitration claim in September 2009 against the Republic of Ecuador before an arbitral tribunal presiding in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague under the Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. The claim alleges violations of the Republic of Ecuador’s obligations under the United States–Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and breaches of the settlement and release agreements between the Republic of Ecuador and Texpet (described above), which are investment agreements protected by the BIT. Through the arbitration, Chevron and Texpet are seeking relief against the Republic of Ecuador, including a declaration that any judgment against Chevron in the Lago Agrio litigation constitutes a violation of Ecuador’s obligations under the BIT. On February 9, 2011, the Tribunal issued an Order for Interim Measures requiring the Republic of Ecuador to take all measures at its disposal to suspend or cause to be suspended the enforcement or recognition within and without Ecuador of any judgment against Chevron in the Lago Agrio case pending further order of the Tribunal. On January 25, 2012, the Tribunal converted the Order for Interim Measures into an Interim Award. Chevron filed a renewed application for further interim measures on January 4, 2012, and the Republic of Ecuador opposed Chevron’s application and requested that the existing Order for Interim Measures be vacated on January 9, 2012. On February 16, 2012, the Tribunal issued a Second Interim Award mandating that the Republic of Ecuador take all measures necessary (whether by its judicial, legislative or executive branches) to suspend or cause to be suspended the enforcement and recognition within and without Ecuador of the judgment against Chevron and, in particular, to preclude any certification by the Republic of Ecuador that would cause the judgment to be enforceable against Chevron. On February 27, 2012, the Tribunal issued a Third Interim Award confirming its jurisdiction to hear Chevron's arbitration claims. On February 7, 2013, the Tribunal issued its Fourth Interim Award in which it declared that the Republic of Ecuador “has violated the First and Second Interim Awards under the [BIT], the UNCITRAL Rules and international law in regard to the finalization and enforcement subject
to execution of the Lago Agrio Judgment within and outside Ecuador, including (but not limited to) Canada, Brazil and Argentina.”


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The Republic of Ecuador subsequently filed in the District Court of the Hague a request to set aside the Tribunal’s Interim Awards and the First Partial Award (described below), and on January 20, 2016, the District Court denied the Republic's request. On April 13, 2016, the Republic of Ecuador appealed the decision. On July 18, 2017, the Appeals Court of the Hague denied the Republic's appeal.
The Tribunal has divided the merits phase of the proceeding into three phases. On September 17, 2013, the Tribunal issued its First Partial Award from Phase One, finding that the settlement agreements between the Republic of Ecuador and Texpet applied to Texpet and Chevron, released Texpet and Chevron from claims based on "collective" or "diffuse" rights arising from Texpet's operations in the former concession area and precluded third parties from asserting collective/diffuse rights environmental claims relating to Texpet's operations in the former concession area but did not preclude individual claims for personal harm. The Tribunal held a hearing on April 29-30, 2014, to address remaining issues relating to Phase One, and on March 12, 2015, it issued a nonbinding decision that the Lago Agrio plaintiffs' complaint, on its face, includes claims not barred by the settlement agreement between the Republic of Ecuador and Texpet. In the same decision, the Tribunal deferred to Phase Two remaining issues from Phase One, including whether the Republic of Ecuador breached the 1995 settlement agreement and the remedies that are available to Chevron and Texpet as a result of that breach. Phase Two issues were addressed at a hearing held in April and May 2015. The Tribunal has not set a date for Phase Three, the damages phase of the arbitration.
Company's RICO Action Through a series of U.S. court proceedings initiated by Chevron to obtain discovery relating to the Lago Agrio litigation and the BIT arbitration, Chevron obtained evidence that it believes shows a pattern of fraud, collusion, corruption, and other misconduct on the part of several lawyers, consultants and others acting for the Lago Agrio plaintiffs. In February 2011, Chevron filed a civil lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York against the Lago Agrio plaintiffs and several of their lawyers, consultants and supporters, alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other state laws. Through the civil lawsuit, Chevron is seeking relief that includes a declaration that any judgment against Chevron in the Lago Agrio litigation is the result of fraud and other unlawful conduct and is therefore unenforceable. On March 7, 2011, the Federal District Court issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Lago Agrio plaintiffs and persons acting in concert with them from taking any action in furtherance of recognition or enforcement of any judgment against Chevron in the Lago Agrio case pending resolution of Chevron’s civil lawsuit by the Federal District Court. On May 31, 2011, the Federal District Court severed claims one through eight of Chevron’s complaint from the ninth claim for declaratory relief and imposed a discovery stay on claims one through eight pending a trial on the ninth claim for declaratory relief. On September 19, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the preliminary injunction, stayed the trial on Chevron’s ninth claim, a claim for declaratory relief, that had been set for November 14, 2011, and denied the defendants’ mandamus petition to recuse the judge hearing the lawsuit. The Second Circuit issued its opinion on January 26, 2012 ordering the dismissal of Chevron’s ninth claim for declaratory relief. On February 16, 2012, the Federal District Court lifted the stay on claims one through eight, and on October 18, 2012, the Federal District Court set a trial date of October 15, 2013. On March 22, 2013, Chevron settled its claims against Stratus Consulting, and on April 12, 2013 sworn declarations by representatives of Stratus Consulting were filed with the Court admitting their role and that of the plaintiffs' attorneys in drafting the environmental report of the mining engineer appointed by the provincial court in Lago Agrio. On September 26, 2013, the Second Circuit denied the defendants' Petition for Writ of Mandamus to recuse the judge hearing the case and to collaterally estop Chevron from seeking a declaration that the Lago Agrio judgment was obtained through fraud and other unlawful conduct.
The trial commenced on October 15, 2013 and concluded on November 22, 2013. On March 4, 2014, the Federal District Court entered a judgment in favor of Chevron, prohibiting the defendants from seeking to enforce the Lago Agrio judgment in the United States and further prohibiting them from profiting from their illegal acts. The defendants appealed the Federal District Court's decision, and, on April 20, 2015, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments. On August 8, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a unanimous opinion affirming in full the judgment of the Federal District Court in favor of Chevron. On October 27, 2016, the Second Circuit denied the defendants' petitions for en banc rehearing of the opinion on their appeal. On March 27, 2017, two of the defendants filed a petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied the defendants' petition for a Writ of Certiorari.


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Management's Assessment The ultimate outcome of the foregoing matters, including any financial effect on Chevron, remains uncertain. Management does not believe an estimate of a reasonably possible loss (or a range of loss) can be made in this case. Due to the defects associated with the Ecuadorian judgment, the 2008 engineer’s report on alleged damages and the September 2010 plaintiffs’ submission on alleged damages, management does not believe these documents have any utility in calculating a reasonably possible loss (or a range of loss). Moreover, the highly uncertain legal environment surrounding the case provides no basis for management to estimate a reasonably possible loss (or a range of loss).
Note 14. Other Contingencies and Commitments
Income Taxes The company calculates its income tax expense and liabilities quarterly. These liabilities generally are subject to audit and are not finalized with the individual taxing authorities until several years after the end of the annual period for which income taxes have been calculated. Refer to Note 11 on page 14 and 15 for a discussion of the periods for which tax returns have been audited for the company’s major tax jurisdictions.
As discussed in Note 11, on page 15, the company received an adverse decision on April 21, 2017, regarding the interest rate to be applied on certain Chevron intercompany loans. On August 14, 2017, an agreement was reached with the Australian Taxation Office to settle this dispute. Management believes the agreed terms to be a reasonable resolution of the dispute, which did not have a material impact on the year-to-date results of the company. The company does not expect settlement of income tax liabilities associated with uncertain tax positions to have a material effect on its consolidated financial position or liquidity.
Guarantees The company and its subsidiaries have certain contingent liabilities with respect to guarantees, direct or indirect, of debt of affiliated companies or third parties. Under the terms of the guarantee arrangements, the company would generally be required to perform should the affiliated company or third party fail to fulfill its obligations under the arrangements. In some cases, the guarantee arrangements may have recourse provisions that would enable the company to recover any payments made under the terms of the guarantees from assets provided as collateral.
Indemnifications In the acquisition of Unocal, the company assumed certain indemnities relating to contingent environmental liabilities associated with assets that were sold in 1997. The acquirer of those assets shared in certain environmental remediation costs up to a maximum obligation of $200 million, which had been reached at December 31, 2009. Under the indemnification agreement, after reaching the $200 million obligation, Chevron is solely responsible until April 2022, when the indemnification expires. The environmental conditions or events that are subject to these indemnities must have arisen prior to the sale of the assets in 1997.
Although the company has provided for known obligations under this indemnity that are probable and reasonably estimable, the amount of additional future costs may be material to results of operations in the period in which they are recognized. The company does not expect these costs will have a material effect on its consolidated financial position or liquidity.
Off-Balance-Sheet Obligations The company and its subsidiaries have certain contingent liabilities with respect to long-term unconditional purchase obligations and commitments, including throughput and take-or-pay agreements, some of which relate to suppliers’ financing arrangements. The agreements typically provide goods and services, such as pipeline and storage capacity, drilling rigs, utilities, and petroleum products, to be used or sold in the ordinary course of the company’s business.
Environmental The company is subject to loss contingencies pursuant to laws, regulations, private claims and legal proceedings related to environmental matters that are subject to legal settlements or that in the future may require the company to take action to correct or ameliorate the effects on the environment of prior release of chemicals or petroleum substances, including MTBE, by the company or other parties. Such contingencies may exist for various sites, including, but not limited to, federal Superfund sites and analogous sites under state laws, refineries, crude oil fields, service stations, terminals, land development areas, and mining activities, whether operating, closed or divested. These future costs are not fully determinable due to such factors as the unknown magnitude of possible contamination, the unknown timing and extent of the corrective actions that may be required, the determination of the company’s liability in proportion to other responsible parties, and the extent to which such costs are recoverable from third parties.


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Although the company has provided for known environmental obligations that are probable and reasonably estimable, the amount of additional future costs may be material to results of operations in the period in which they are recognized. The company does not expect these costs will have a material effect on its consolidated financial position or liquidity. Also, the company does not believe its obligations to make such expenditures have had, or will have, any significant impact on the company’s competitive position relative to other U.S. or international petroleum or chemical companies.
Other Contingencies Chevron receives claims from and submits claims to customers; trading partners; joint venture partners; U.S. federal, state and local regulatory bodies; governments; contractors; insurers; suppliers; and individuals. The amounts of these claims, individually and in the aggregate, may be significant and take lengthy periods to resolve, and may result in gains or losses in future periods.
The company and its affiliates also continue to review and analyze their operations and may close, abandon, sell, exchange, acquire or restructure assets to achieve operational or strategic benefits and to improve competitiveness and profitability. These activities, individually or together, may result in significant gains or losses in future periods.

Note 15. Fair Value Measurements
The three levels of the fair value hierarchy of inputs the company uses to measure the fair value of an asset or liability are described as follows:
Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets and liabilities. For the company, Level 1 inputs include exchange-traded futures contracts for which the parties are willing to transact at the exchange-quoted price and marketable securities that are actively traded.
Level 2: Inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly. For the company, Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, prices obtained through third-party broker quotes and prices that can be corroborated with other observable inputs for substantially the complete term of a contract.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs. The company does not use Level 3 inputs for any of its recurring fair value measurements. Level 3 inputs may be required for the determination of fair value associated with certain nonrecurring measurements of nonfinancial assets and liabilities.
The fair value hierarchy for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, is as follows:
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
(Millions of dollars)
 
At September 30, 2017
 
At December 31, 2016
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Marketable Securities
$
13

 
$
13

 
$

 
$

 
$
13

 
$
13

 
$

 
$

Derivatives
10

 
1

 
9

 

 
32

 
15

 
17

 

Total Assets at Fair Value
$
23

 
$
14

 
$
9

 
$

 
$
45

 
$
28

 
$
17

 
$

Derivatives
147

 
130

 
17

 

 
109

 
78

 
31

 

Total Liabilities at Fair Value
$
147

 
$
130

 
$
17

 
$

 
$
109

 
$
78

 
$
31

 
$

Marketable Securities The company calculates fair value for its marketable securities based on quoted market prices for identical assets. The fair values reflect the cash that would have been received if the instruments were sold at September 30, 2017.
Derivatives The company records its derivative instruments — other than any commodity derivative contracts that are designated as normal purchase and normal sale — on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at fair value, with the offsetting amount to the Consolidated Statement of Income. Derivatives classified as Level 1 include futures, swaps and options contracts traded in active markets such as the New York Mercantile Exchange. Derivatives classified as Level 2 include swaps, options and forward contracts principally with financial institutions and other oil and gas companies, the fair values of which are obtained from third-party broker quotes, industry pricing


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services and exchanges. The company obtains multiple sources of pricing information for the Level 2 instruments. Since this pricing information is generated from observable market data, it has historically been very consistent. The company does not materially adjust this information.
Assets carried at fair value at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, are as follows:
Cash and Cash Equivalents The company holds cash equivalents in U.S. and non-U.S. portfolios. The instruments classified as cash equivalents are primarily bank time deposits with maturities of 90 days or less, and money market funds. “Cash and cash equivalents” had carrying/fair values of $6.6 billion and $7.0 billion at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively. The fair values of cash and cash equivalents are classified as Level 1 and reflect the cash that would have been received if the instruments were settled at September 30, 2017.
Restricted Cash had a carrying/fair value of $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively. At September 30, 2017, restricted cash is classified as Level 1 and includes restricted funds related to certain upstream abandonment activities, tax payments, refundable deposits related to pending asset sales and funds held in escrow pending tax deferred exchanges, which are reported in "Prepaid expenses and other current assets" and “Deferred charges and other assets” on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Long-Term Debt had a net carrying value, excluding amounts reclassified from short-term, of $25.0 billion and $26.2 billion at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, respectively. The fair value of long-term debt at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016 was $25.7 billion and $26.6 billion, respectively. Long-term debt primarily includes corporate issued bonds. The fair value of corporate bonds classified as Level 1 is $25.0 billion. The fair value of other long-term debt classified as Level 2 is $0.7 billion.
The carrying values of other short-term financial assets and liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet approximate their fair values. Fair value remeasurements of other financial instruments at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, were not material.
The fair value hierarchy for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis at September 30, 2017, is as follows:
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
(Millions of dollars)
 
At September 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before-Tax Loss
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Three
Months
Ended
 
Nine
Months
Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Properties, plant and equipment, net (held and used)
$
106

 
$

 
$

 
$
106

 
$
36

 
$
654

 Properties, plant and equipment, net (held for sale)
115

 

 
115

 

 
11

 
290

 Investments and advances
12

 

 

 
12

 
8

 
14

 Total Assets at Fair Value
$
233

 
$

 
$
115

 
$
118

 
$
55

 
$
958

Properties, plant and equipment The company did not have any individually material impairments of long-lived assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis to report in third quarter 2017.
Investments and advances The company did not have any material impairments of investments and advances measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis to report in third quarter 2017.
Note 16. Financial and Derivative Instruments
The company’s derivative instruments principally include crude oil, natural gas and refined product futures, swaps, options, and forward contracts. None of the company’s derivative instruments are designated as hedging instruments, although certain of the company’s affiliates make such a designation. The company’s derivatives are not material to the company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity. The company believes it has no material market or credit risks to its operations, financial position or liquidity as a result of its commodities and other derivatives activities.


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The company uses derivative commodity instruments traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange and on electronic platforms of the Inter-Continental Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In addition, the company enters into swap contracts and option contracts principally with major financial institutions and other oil and gas companies in the “over-the-counter” markets, which are governed by International Swaps and Derivatives Association agreements and other master netting arrangements.
Derivative instruments measured at fair value at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016, and their classification on the Consolidated Balance Sheet and Consolidated Statement of Income are as follows:
Consolidated Balance Sheet: Fair Value of Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
(Millions of dollars)
Type of
Contract
 
Balance Sheet Classification
 
At September 30
2017
 
At December 31
2016
Commodity
 
Accounts and notes receivable, net
 
$
10

 
$
30

Commodity
 
Long-term receivables, net
 

 
2

Total Assets at Fair Value
 
$
10

 
$
32

Commodity
 
Accounts payable
 
$
145

 
$
99

Commodity
 
Deferred credits and other noncurrent obligations
 
2

 
10

Total Liabilities at Fair Value
 
$
147

 
$
109


Consolidated Statement of Income: The Effect of Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
(Millions of dollars)
 
 
 
Gain / (Loss)
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Gain / (Loss)
Nine Months Ended
September 30
Type of
Contract
 
Statement of Income Classification
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Commodity
 
Sales and other operating revenues
$
(196
)
 
$
(23
)
 
$
82

 
$
(194
)
Commodity
 
Purchased crude oil and products
(7
)
 
4

 
3

 
(17
)
Commodity
 
Other income
1

 
(3
)
 
(2
)
 
(1
)
 
 
 
$
(202
)
 
$
(22
)
 
$
83

 
$
(212
)
The table below represents gross and net derivative assets and liabilities subject to netting agreements on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2017, and December 31, 2016.
Consolidated Balance Sheet: The Effect of Netting Derivative Assets and Liabilities
(Millions of dollars)
 
 
Gross Amount Recognized
 
Gross Amounts Offset
 
Net Amounts Presented
 
 Gross Amounts Not Offset
 
Net Amount
At September 30, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative Assets
 
$
1,732

 
$
1,722

 
$
10

 
$

 
$
10

Derivative Liabilities
 
$
1,869

 
$
1,722

 
$
147

 
$

 
$
147

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At December 31, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative Assets
 
$
1,052

 
$
1,020

 
$
32

 
$

 
$
32

Derivative Liabilities
 
$
1,129

 
$
1,020

 
$
109

 
$

 
$
109

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivative assets and liabilities are classified on the Consolidated Balance Sheet as accounts and notes receivable, long-term receivables, accounts payable, and deferred credits and other noncurrent obligations. Amounts not offset on the Consolidated Balance Sheet represent positions that do not meet all the conditions for "a right of offset."



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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Third Quarter 2017 Compared with Third Quarter 2016
And Nine Months 2017 Compared with Nine Months 2016

Key Financial Results
Earnings by Business Segment
 
Three Months Ended
September 30
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
(Millions of dollars)
Upstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
$
(26
)
 
$
(212
)
 
$
(48
)
 
$
(2,175
)
International
515

 
666

 
2,907

 
(1,292
)
Total Upstream
489

 
454

 
2,859

 
(3,467
)
Downstream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States
640

 
523

 
1,743

 
1,307

International
1,174

 
542

 
2,192

 
1,771

Total Downstream
1,814

 
1,065

 
3,935

 
3,078

Total Segment Earnings
2,303

 
1,519

 
6,794

 
(389
)
All Other
(351
)
 
(236
)
 
(710
)
 
(523
)
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation (1) (2)
$
1,952

 
$
1,283

 
$
6,084

 
$
(912
)
__________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Includes foreign currency effects
$
(112
)
 
$
72

 
$
(351
)
 
$
32

(2) Income net of tax; also referred to as “earnings” in the discussions that follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Chevron Corporation for third quarter 2017 was $1.95 billion ($1.03 per share — diluted), compared with earnings of $1.28 billion ($0.68 per share — diluted) in the corresponding 2016 period. Net income attributable to Chevron Corporation for the first nine months of 2017 was $6.08 billion ($3.21 per share — diluted), compared with a loss of $912 million ($0.49 per share — diluted) in the first nine months of 2016.
Upstream earnings in third quarter 2017 were $489 million compared with $454 million a year earlier. The increase was mainly due to higher crude oil realizations, and higher natural gas and crude production, partially offset by higher depreciation expenses and higher tax items. Earnings for the first nine months of 2017 were $2.86 billion compared with a loss of $3.47 billion a year earlier. The increase was due to higher crude oil realizations, increased natural gas sales volumes, higher gains on asset sales, lower depreciation expense primarily due to lower impairments, and lower operating expenses.
Downstream earnings in third quarter 2017 were $1.81 billion compared with $1.07 billion in the corresponding 2016 period. The increase was due to gains on asset sales and higher margins on refined product sales, partially offset by higher operating expenses. Earnings for the first nine months of 2017 were $3.94 billion compared with $3.08 billion in the corresponding 2016 period. The increase was due to higher margins on refined product sales, gains on asset sales, and the absence of a 2016 asset impairment. Partially offsetting the increase was lower shipping results.
Refer to pages 28 through 31 for additional discussion of results by business segment and “All Other” activities for third quarter and first nine months of 2017 versus the same periods in 2016.



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Business Environment and Outlook
Chevron Corporation* is a global energy company with substantial business activities in the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Partitioned Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.
Earnings of the company depend mostly on the profitability of its upstream business segment. The biggest factor affecting the results of operations for the upstream segment is the price of crude oil. The price of crude oil has fallen significantly since mid-year 2014. The downturn in the price of crude oil has impacted the company's results of operations, cash flows, leverage, capital and exploratory investment program and production outlook. A sustained lower price environment could result in the impairment or write-off of specific assets in future periods. The company is responding with reductions in operating expenses, pacing and re-focusing of capital and exploratory expenditures, and increased asset sales. The company anticipates that crude oil prices will increase in the future, as continued growth in demand and a slowing in supply growth should bring global markets into balance; however, the timing of any such increase is unknown. In the company's downstream business, crude oil is the largest co