This excerpt taken from the MRO 10-Q filed May 9, 2005.
. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Marathon Oil Corporation is engaged in worldwide exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; domestic refining, marketing and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products primarily through our 62 percent owned subsidiary, Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC; and integrated gas. Managements Discussion and Analysis should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. The discussion of the Consolidated Statement of Income should be read in conjunction with the Supplemental Statistics provided on page 26.
Certain sections of Managements Discussion and Analysis include forward-looking statements concerning trends or events potentially affecting Marathon. These statements typically contain words such as anticipates, believes, estimates, expects, targets, plans, projects, could, may, should, would or similar words indicating that future outcomes are uncertain. In accordance with safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, these statements are accompanied by cautionary language identifying important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. For additional risk factors affecting our businesses, see the information preceding Part I in our 2004 Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
Unless specifically noted, amounts for MAP include the 38 percent interest held by Ashland, and amounts for EGHoldings include the 25 percent interest held by GEPetrol.