Oil and gas stars for BHP

BHP Billiton's petroleum division increased its underlying earnings before interest and tax by 38% in the first half of 2012 financial year, the biggest gain of any of the company's businesses apart from energy coal.

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Underlying EBIT for the first half reached $US3.9 billion compared to $US2.8 billion in the corresponding first half while revenue jumped almost 38% to $US6.7 billion.

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