First saw this on Drudge, it is linked to a national story.. incredible profits, we all are paying for this at the pump and in our homes.. wonder if it is worthwhile for Exxon et al to continue to go against the global warming arguments as the Tobacco Companies went against the link to cancer as they did in the 60's & 70's. Guess capitalism is working well in Irving, Texas. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/01/D8N0VRD80.html HOUSTON (AP) -- Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company _ $39.5 billion _ even as earnings for the last quarter of 2006 declined 4 percent. The 2006 profit topped Exxon Mobil's own previous record of $36.13 billion set in 2005. Revenue at the world's largest publicly traded oil company rose to $377.64 billion for the year, surpassing the record $370.68 billion Exxon posted in 2005. "Exxon Mobil continued to leverage its globally diverse resource base to bring additional crude oil and natural gas to market," Rex W. Tillerson, chairman of the Irvin, Texas-based company, said in a statement.