Exxon Mobil quarterly profit drops by $1.59 billion

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The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, U.S. December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said on Friday its quarterly profit fell by $1.59 billion due to declining crude prices and refining margins.

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The company reported third-quarter net income of $2.65 billion, or 63 cents per share, compared with $4.24 billion, or $1.01 per share, a year earlier.

Production fell about 3 percent to 3.8 million barrels of oil equivalent production per day.

(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)