Are these Companies Too Refined to Grow?

This segment is from Tuesday's edition of 'Digging for Value', in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

 As if growing production and reserves wasn't difficult enough for integrated oil companies, or IOCs, they have had to contend with struggling refining businesses lately as well. Given the pressure that refining margins have placed overall results, it makes one wonder, if one or more of these companies will give up in the race to become the biggest energy company in the world and make a move similar to ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP  ) . ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  ) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A  ) have been struggling the most lately, but Chevron (NYSE: CVX  ) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT  ) haven't separated themselves that much. Find out more in the video below.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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