Are Refiners Due to Come Back to Earth?

In this video, Motley Fool energy contributor Tyler Crowe tells investors about the perfect storm of tailwinds that have come together to push the U.S. refining sector as a whole to incredible heights, such as a big increase in domestic crude production, pipeline bottlenecks, and exporting to premium markets. Tyler also tells investors how long he expects this scenario to continue and what some potential disruptors to the refining boom might be.

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  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 7:16 PM, thescruggs wrote:

    They have had a nice run but they are not ready to "come back to earth". They have to achieve sky high P/E ratios or unsustainable earnings before you look for them to crash back down. MPC, HFC, PSX and more have P/E ratios of <10 right now and I don't see their earnings tailing off this year or even early next year.

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