October 31, 2018 / 11:44 AM / 18 days ago

CORRECTED-Hess Corp posts first quarterly profit in about 4 years

(Drops reference to $280 million gain in paragraph 1)

Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp posted its first quarterly profit since 2014 on Wednesday, benefiting from a recovery in crude prices.

Net income attributable to Hess was $52 million, or 14 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to a loss of $624 million, or $2.02 per share, a year earlier.

Total production, excluding Libya, came in at 279,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). (Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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