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  • Turnaround of Asia’s Largest Refiner

    By Sarfaraz Khan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, SNP, XOM, PTR, RDSA, RDS-A

    Asia’s refining giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (NYSE: SNP), more commonly known as Sinopec, has recently released its quarterly results in which its profits increased by 24% due to a significant and much awaited turnaround of its refining business. The Chinese authorities have been keeping a lid on oil prices to curtail inflation, but they have been moving towards more market friendly fuel pricing policies, which will change more »

  • One Reason to Be Excited About Exxon

    By Daniel Murray - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, COP, XOM, RDSA

    In the world of investing, many have advocated the straightforward and often boring strategy of regular investments in large companies providing a valuable product and a healthy dividend. There is perhaps no company that fits this style more than ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM).

    Lackluster news

    While there has been some news about the company recently, it offers very little to engage the interest of potential shareholders. On April 10 Morgan Stanley more »

  • Alaskan Offshore Provides ConocoPhillips Opportunity

    By Peter Pham - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: COP, NE, RDSA, RDS-A, STO

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is going ahead with its Arctic drilling plans despite the series of setbacks reported by Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A)in the region. At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Arctic Open Water meeting recently, ConocoPhillips revealed that it is eyeing the Devils Paw area of Chukchi Sea, 80 miles off the shore of Alaska. Although Shell is a much bigger firm, ConocoPhillips is more »

  • Is It the Right Time to Buy ExxonMobil?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BP, XOM, RDSA

    The energy sector has some of the best-performing and most stable stocks. The participants in this sector have been under some pressure of late due to the slowdown in the global economy and financial crisis. However, the time looks just about right to buy energy stocks as the global economy starts its recovery. There are many companies in the sector with attractive growth opportunities and healthy income potential; however, I more »

  • Is It The Right Time To Buy Exxon Mobil?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: BP, XOM, RDSA

    Energy sector has some of the best performing and stable stocks. The participants in this sector have been under some pressure due to the slowdown in the global economy and financial crisis. However, the time looks just about right to buy energy stocks as the global economy starts its recovery. There are a lot of companies in the sector with attractive growth opportunities and healthy income potential; however, I like more »

  • BP, Deepwater Horizon and Accountability, Should You Fret?

    By Nate Wooley - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: BP, HAL, RDSA, RDS-A, RIG

    Among all the other silly stuff going on these days – the Oscars, the Sequester and so forth – is the fact that the Federal Government's case against BP (NYSE: BP) is finally moving forward. It's been about three years since the gulf oil spill that cost 11 people their lives and did a god-awful amount of damage to natural resources along the gulf.

    The real issue here for investors more »

  • Chesapeake will continue its rise

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, CHK, CVX, RDSA, RDS-A

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has shown an impressive rise in stock price over the past three weeks. The stock has gained almost 20%, and the rise in price is expected to continue on the back of an increase in the demand for natural gas. I have always been a believer, and my view is that in the long-term Chesapeake will prove to be a good investment. At the time of more »

  • Expanding Production in Vietnam

    By Peter Pham - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: COP, THD, VNM, RDSA, RDS-A

    Thailand’s leading oil and gas firm, PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) is gearing up for a massive $3.1 billion equity sale to finance the $1.9 billion acquisition of Cove Energy for which the company had successfully outbid Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A). PTT’s equity sale will be the biggest ever in Thailand in which shares will be priced at 142 baht/share ($4.63/share) which more »

  • Investment Potential for the Politically Savvy

    By Deborah Corey - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: SPA, CVX, XOM, RDSA

    An interesting country to consider especially when it comes to energy companies and markets is Ukraine. There are countless and innumerable possibilities to consider when it comes to energy. Ukraine has asked the west to help them develop their domestic energy supplies. In fact some of the nation’s political drama relates to Ukraine’s need to get away from the hulking, controlling bear: Russia. The EU is interested in more »

  • This Oil Giant is Ready to Move Forward

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: BP, E, RDSA, RDS-A

    Based in Rome, Eni SpA (NYSE: E) is a leading diversified oil company and the sixth-largest international oil group in the world, with a relatively cheap, yet profitable, stock. The company operates in 43 countries and produces 1.8 million barrels of oil per day. In addition, Eni is a gas and power marketer, as well as a gas pipeline operator, exploiting 53%-owned Snam Rete Gas. Eni provides a more »

  • China Expects Bernanke to Weaken Dollar, so Buy Oil Stocks

    By Jonathan Yates - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, OXY, UUP, RDSA, RDS-A

    China has recently taken action to lower the value of its currency, the yuan, in preparation for a weaker United States Dollar that will result from any economic stimulus measures initiated by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake.  As economic growth in the United States is declining, the markets are expecting Ben Bernanke to introduce measures like Quantitative Easing 2, which resulted in the United States Dollar falling in value with more »

  • Digging Through Last Weeks Oil News

    By Michael Mistaleski - April 25, 2012 | Tickers: DVN, XOM, RDSA

    When it comes to oil there is always something to talk about. In the past week Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) was told by the deputy of Iraq Oil Ministry Sabah Abdul Kadhim it would not be able to participate in its May auction on twelve promising exploration blocks because of its contracts with Kurdistan. The Environmental Protection Agency last week said that within two years (January 2015) oil and gas more »

  • A Refined Oil Play in Royal Dutch Shell?

    By Michael Mistaleski - April 15, 2012 | Tickers: XOM, RDSA, SUN

    Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) was not what I was searching for when I stumbled upon it. I was trying to find out why gasoline was so expensive and if refineries aren't making any money, why are they still in business? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. has gone from more than 300 operating refineries in the early 1980's to 149 today more »

  • Why Can’t Congress Pass GAS?

    By Matthew DiLallo - February 27, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, CLNE, RDSA, RDS-A, WPRT | Editor's Choice

    Congress might be full of hot air, but that’s not what I am talking about.  For years now there has been a grassroots effort underway to get what is now known as the NAT GAS Act through congress.  The NAT GAS Act, which is short for New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act, would provide tax incentives to encourage the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel more »

  • BP’s Legal Problems Won’t Impact Investors

    By Tim Brugger - December 29, 2011 | Tickers: BP, CVX, XOM, RDSA

    It may not be politically correct (which of course makes it all the better), but the recent announcement that U.S. federal prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against BP (NYSE: BP) will be less than a hiccup to the $134 billion behemoth.

    Apparently there were several BP engineers that reportedly gave false information to regulators regarding the safety of the drilling going on in the Gulf of Mexico. The more »