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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Merrill Lynch Changes Ratings on Key Oil Giants

Bank of America Merrill Lynch made some key changes to its oil ratings on Tuesday. The move consists of a downgrade for Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and upgrades for ConocoPhillips ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Altria, Gap, Qualcomm, Shell, P&G and More

Stocks were trying to stage a small recovery on Friday morning, after what has been a difficult week for the stock market after the prior week's all-time highs. Investors are ...
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Ten Oldest Company Logos in the World

Even before global marketing campaigns, television commercials, and social media, a company’s logo has been important. Over time, as businesses and consumers have changed, most major companies have also changed ...
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U.S. Oil Companies With the Most Exposure to Iraq

Whether or not you believe that the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 to preserve access to the country's oil, the fact is Iraq sits on a lot of crude. ...
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The Argument for $75 Oil Should Be $95 Oil

The oil industry may feel picked on by Barron's of late. Master limited partnerships (MLPs) were not exactly given the biggest welcome mat in a piece about Kinder Morgan Inc. ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Reinstated BP at Buy and Raised Exxon Mobil to Buy

Good news for BP PLC (NYSE: BP) -- it has been reinstated with a Buy rating by the U.K. and oil and gas team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The ...
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BP Returns to Gulf Leasing With a Bang

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed its restrictions on BP PLC (NYSE: BP), allowing the company once again to conduct business with the federal government and giving ...
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