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A new Ernst & Young report is adding some context to 2008's wildly fluctuating oil prices and misperceptions about oil company earnings. The report, called "U.S. E&P Benchmark Study," is the consulting firm's annual snapshot of the oil and natural gas industry's exploration and production activities.