When I read the earnings report I saw several references to millions of dollars lost due to derivatives. I have noticed this same thing on other oil and gas earning reports. Are the management of derivatives always at a loss. I don't ever remember seeing "we gained x million on derivatives". When I saw it I immediately thought what a sorry job of managing financial transactions. But maybe that's just part of the oil and gas business. I saw the same thing with LINE. Can't derivatives be managed where it doesn't result in millions of losses?
So let me see if I understand -- you say you buy options but you don't know the month or the price. You don't understand mark-to-market accounting. It seems to me you are either an extremely uninformed investor who should really be in mutual funds or, more likely, a paid poster who is trying to push the discussion into certain areas. If it is the former, there are many articles on the net discussing M-T-M. Go do your homework -- that's how you will learn.