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Restructuring and Reorganization Costs
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Restructuring and Reorganization Costs [Abstract]  
Restructuring and Reorganization Costs
Note 14.  Restructuring and Reorganization Costs
In the first quarter 2010, the company announced employee reduction programs related to the restructuring and reorganization of its downstream businesses and corporate staffs. Total employee terminations under the programs are currently expected to be approximately 3,100 employees. About 1,500 of the affected employees are located in the United States. About 2,100 employees have been terminated through June 30, 2011, and the programs are expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2011.
A before-tax charge of $244 million was recorded in first quarter 2010 associated with these programs, of which $138 million remained outstanding at December 31, 2010. During the first six months of 2011, the company made payments of $51 million associated with these liabilities. The majority of the payments were in Downstream. The balance at June 30, 2011 was classified as a current liability on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.
    Amounts Before Tax
    (Millions of dollars)
Balance at December 31, 2010
    (5 )
    (51 )
Balance at June 30, 2011
    $  82