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Five High-Yielding MLP Energy Infrastructure Stocks to Buy Now

Investors hardly need to be reminded that the volatility has spiked dramatically in the market. Although the S&P 500 is faring much better than the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ...
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Oil pumpjack

Conoco Sets Goal for Double-Digit Shareholder Returns

At its analyst meeting in New York City Thursday, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reaffirmed its goal of delivering double-digit annual returns to investors by growing production by 3% to 5% a ...
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Natural Gas Build Only a Fraction of Needed Recovery

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 4 billion cubic feet for the week ending April 4, compared with an expected ...
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Why Gasoline Prices Have to Beware Shrinking Inventories

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Stifel Raises Targets on Top Energy Exploration and Production Stocks

Despite a constant ongoing debate on Wall Street over the price of oil, the bottom line for investors is that oil prices for West Texas Intermediate continue to hover near ...
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Oil Tanker

Enbridge, Valero Get Approval to Export Crude

Independent oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) and Canada-based pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) have been granted licenses from the U.S. Commerce Depart to re-export crude oil ...
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Railroad Oil Tank Cars

Is There a Railcar Stock Loaded With Value?

There are five U.S. companies that make railroad cars. The four independently traded makers have posted significant share price gains in the past two years, but the gains have not ...
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petro chemical plant

UBS Says the Best Is Yet to Come for U.S. Refiners

While the battle rages on Wall Street on which way the price of oil ultimately goes, investors in the refiners are watching close for a blowout in the difference between ...
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Oil pumpjack

Why Paying Out $5 Billion at Anadarko Is Good

When is getting smacked with a bill for $5.15 billion a good thing? When the bill could have been $14.5 billion. That’s the good news for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Cars on a lot

New Vehicle Fuel Economy at Record High

New vehicles sold in the month of March averaged 25.4 miles per gallon, the highest fuel-economy rating ever for new cars. Compared with October 2007, fuel-economy ratings on new cars ...
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Gasoline pump

Why Americans Don’t Care About Gas Prices

Gasoline prices have risen steadily for almost two months, but so far at least, Americans do not seem to care. According to AAA, just over half of all Americans -- ...
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Blue flames of a gas stove

Will Natural Gas Prices Ignore Supply Data?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 74 billion cubic feet for the week ending March 28. That compared with an ...
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DOE Shows Refineries Running at Almost Full Capacity

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Gas Prices May Reach $3.75 This Spring

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline on the last day of March is $3.555, its highest daily average since September. The average price for March is 17 ...
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US SPR

Why Does the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Contain 700 Million Barrels?

The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) currently holds 695.9 million barrels of oil and has a total capacity of 727 million barrels. And unless it is under consideration as an ...
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