Murphy USA profit soars in 4Q; tax law's help noted

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 2:02 a.m.

Graphs showing Murphy USA Inc. fourth quarter information.

Graphs showing Murphy USA Inc. fourth quarter information.

Murphy USA Inc. earned $124.8 million in the fourth quarter -- aided by a deferred tax benefit of $89 million -- making a profit almost three times the $43.8 million it earned in the same period of 2016, the El Dorado-based company said Wednesday.

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