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ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) is eyeing a capital expenditures budget of $37 billion this year, down from $42.5 billion in 2013. While still a tremendous amount of capital to allocate, Exxon appears to be scaling back its offshore exploration. With oil production again picking up in North America, both in the Canadian oil sands and United States oil shale plays, Exxon continues to exercising strict financial discipline and targeting higher return on investment wells. 

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