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David Lettis

David Lettis

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David writes on the oil and gas industry.

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Recent articles

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Is Total SA About to Become a Major Player in Ugandan Oil?

Production might start in earnest with new Ugandan-issued licenses.


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Will Refinery Cuts Have Long-Term Impacts on Phillips 66?

The company seems to be following through on its guidance of reduced refinery throughputs.


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Suncor Energy's Shopping Spree Continues

Its latest acquisition shifts focus from oil sands to the North Sea.


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Is Marathon Oil's Stock About to Surge?

Latest projection signals major growth in 2017.


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Does Canadian Natural Resources Have Long-Term Cash Flow Problems?

Significant year-over-year drop impacted second-quarter earnings.

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Can Investors Buy Seadrill Partners in Good Conscience?

Wild stock swings might scare off investors leading up to second-quarter earnings.


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Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Join Forces for Bakken Pipeline Acquisition

Here's the impact of the $2 billion deal.


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Solid Q2 Earnings Reinforce High Dividends for These 3 Oil Stocks

Despite different business models, all three companies should continue to deliver.


Will Pioneer Natural Resources' Q2 Earnings Affect Production Plans?

Second-quarter losses come as the company expands in the Permian Basin.


Can Phillips 66 Survive with Low Refining Margins?

The oil refiner indicates reduced utilization for the remainder of 2016.

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3 Key Takeaways From NuStar Energy's Q2 Earnings

The company continues to get results in a difficult environment.


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Why is TransCanada Corporation Building Another Pipeline in Mexico?

The company's latest pipeline agreement expands its rapidly growing footprint.


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How Can Suncor Energy Continue to Improve Its Balance Sheet?

Low oil prices will challenge the company in the second half of 2016.


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Will Suncor Energy End Up in Better Shape Than Before the Oil Crash?

The Canadian oil company is an example of how to plan for the future.


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Marathon Oil Fails to Turn a Profit Yet Again

The company makes several moves in the second quarter to reverse its fortunes.

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Key Takeaways from Suncor Energy's Q2 Earnings

Anticipated losses highlight the risks of company’s heavy oil-sands investments.


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Is It Time to Buy Valero Energy?

Second-quarter earnings and recent investments make it an intriguing option.


Suncor Energy's Huge Bet on Oil Sands Might Be a Bad Gamble

The Canadian oil sands come with potential benefits, but major risks, too.


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TransCanada Corporation Chooses Growth Over Discipline in Q2 Earnings

The focus on footprint expansion comes at the expense of the balance sheet.


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Valero Energy Delivers Strong 2Q Earnings

Company signals possible difficulties for second half of 2016.