Joined by Chris Hill, Ron Gross, and Joe Magyer, Motley Fool advisor James Early weighs in on the weak quarters at two oil juggernauts: ExxonMobil and Chevron.

Both companies reported a sharp drop in profit, and James sheds some light on the reasons.

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