Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO)

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How Long Can Valero, Phillips 66 Turn Cheaper Crude Into Profits?

Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before markets opened Thursday. Quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $1.83, compared with EPS a ...
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Plunging Gasoline Prices Help Top Refiners: 6 Stocks to Buy

While falling spot oil prices have hammered the major energy companies, the tumble in price at the gas pump has been a godsend to consumers -- and to some of ...
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Biofuel Cans

Will Rising Ethanol Prices Wipe Out Consumer Savings on Gasoline?

At the close of trading on Monday, reformulated (RBOB) gasoline for February delivery had a wholesale price of $1.38 a gallon. Ethanol on the Chicago Board of Trade was selling ...
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Biofuel Cans

Merger Creates Huge US Ethanol Maker

Late Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) announced that it had entered a definitive merger agreement with a Midwest-based producer of ethanol, Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, in an all-stock ...
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Commerce Department Essentially OKs Crude Oil Exports

Without actual saying the words, the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday made clear that the U.S. ban on crude oil exports has been lifted. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of ...
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Short Interest in Oil and Gas Sector Reflects Falling Crude Oil Prices

Short interest in large oil and gas stocks rose in the two-week period to December 15 for all but one of the companies we follow. That should be no surprise ...
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Oil refinery

Refineries Not Acting How They Should With Falling Oil Prices

Dropping crude oil prices recently have had a large impact on the oil and gas sector, resulting in falling share prices for major oil companies. However, there is a silver lining for the ...
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Is This Becoming the Second Worst Oil Chart of the Modern Era?

Finding a bottom in the price of oil has become an elusive game of cat and mouse -- or maybe a game of dollars versus logic. What is amazing to ...
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Top Oil Refiners to Buy Remain the Bright Spot in Sector Sell-Off

While consumers are reaping the benefits of the large drop in the price of oil since the summer, investors in the energy sector have taken a beating. Long-term investors know ...
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Oil refinery

Valero Earnings Jump on Lower Crude Costs, Higher Throughput

Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) reported third-quarter 2014 earnings before markets opened Tuesday. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) totaled $2.00, compared with EPS a year ago of $0.57. ...
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Biofuel Cans

Why It Matters That Ethanol Prices Are Collapsing

Another bit of fallout from the diving demand for gasoline is just about to hit the front pages. U.S. ethanol producers are approaching the so-called blend wall, a term that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Gap, Intel, J.C. Penney, Kinder Morgan and More

Stocks were selling off marginally on Thursday morning after the Fed minutes prompted a rally on Wednesday. Yet again, investors proved how willing they are to buy overlooked or oversold ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, BofA, Kinder Morgan, Pandora, Twitter, Valero and More

Stocks were trying to hold firm with very small gains after Wednesday's major sell-off. So far, investors have shown repeatedly that they will eagerly buy oversold or overlooked stocks when ...
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Energy Companies Flop on Crude Oil Data

Stocks of several U.S. energy companies are taking a beating Wednesday morning following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly report on petroleum inventories. The hardest hit is refiner Valero Energy ...
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Gasoline Prices Continue Slide Despite Falling Crude Inventory

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 3.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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