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Crude Price Falls on Huge Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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5 Dividend Stocks to Buy as European Index Crushes S&P 500

After years of underperformance, the STOXX Europe 600 is mauling the S&P 500 this year, and it is a trend that could continue for a while. The large European index ...
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US Refinery Strike Widens to 15 Plants

The strike by the United Steelworkers Union (USW) against U.S. refiners widened at midnight Sunday morning to include three Motiva refineries and a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) chemical ...
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Refiners Post New 52-Week Highs

Two of the country’s largest oil refiners posted new 52-week highs Tuesday, even as both saw picket lines outside their plant gates. Tesoro Corp. (NYSE: TSO) has picketers outside three ...
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Refinery Strike Not Likely to Boost Crude Oil Prices

Contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers union and oil companies fell apart on Saturday and workers went out on strike Sunday. About 3,800 workers are affected at seven refineries and ...
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What to Look for in Chevron Earnings

Before markets open Friday morning, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. More important perhaps is an expected outlook for capital spending in 2015 ...
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Analyst’s 5 Large-Cap Dividend Energy Stocks to Buy With Oil Plunging

With oil down over 50% from the highs posted last summer, and firms around Wall Street cutting estimates for the next three years, energy investors are decidedly at a loss ...
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The World’s Top 10 Oil Companies

The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has fallen from more than $100 a barrel in late June to less than $60 a barrel. While ...
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What Oil Companies Should Have Learned From Mining Companies

Since the beginning of 2011, some of the world’s largest mining companies have lost a third to nearly 90% of their market value as global demand for their products declined. ...
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How Analysts Rate Shell Midstream Partners

The quiet period for Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) has been lifted and analysts are beginning to weigh in on the company and its post-IPO performance. While oil prices ...
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J.P. Morgan’s 5 Top International Stock Picks

While the U.S. markets have absolutely been on fire, the terminally slow-growth European bourses have been miserable this year for the most part, lagging domestic markets by 22% in U.S. ...
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Shell Midstream IPO Out With a Bang

Shell Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) had its initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning. The company is a master limited partnership (MLP) formed by an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell ...
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IPO Week Ahead: Shell MLP Leads the Way

Could the hot market for initial public offerings (IPO) finally be cooling off? Of last week’s potential eight IPOs, one was delayed, four were postponed and just three made it ...
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Chevron Takes a Partner in Canada Shale Play

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) announced Monday morning that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chevron Canada Ltd., has sold a 30% stake in the company’s 330,000 net acres of the Duvernay shale ...
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What Happens When Oil Drops Below $90 a Barrel?

Since late June, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is down more than $10 a barrel and Brent crude is down about $8 a barrel. And nearly every oil industry ...
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