They don't need the Fed Nationalizers to move in and "save" them. Big Oil has been perfectly happy passing along locally mandated 'boutique' gasoline prices to the consumers, and keeping the profits to plow back into leases, and rigs, and non-union people.
You might also notice how many of the Big Oil Companies can move headquarters overseas in a heartbeat. They are perfectly willing, and can afford, to sit out The President of Crazyville's self induced financial disaster. Amazing how spending 100 years bribing Third World dictators prepares Big Oil for dealing with this White House...
Oil exploration and production has always been a cash on the barrelhead business. Oil men don't like playing financial games. Our Chicago Shyster-in-Chief may find it hard to grift and blackmail people who aren't stupid and greedy.
Doesn't need to. Cap & Trade anyone? When Brrack gets done with his green initiatives (read OVERTAXATION) the oil companies will be crying uncle. Brrack will be looking out for the children, the environment and the world.
Oil companies don't need the money for a bailout? The mob has ways of MAKING you need the money, then they own you.
Sorry to say it.