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David Lettis

David Lettis


David writes on the oil and gas industry.


Recent articles


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

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


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

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


Suncor Energy's Shopping Spree Continues

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


Is Marathon Oil's Stock About to Surge?

Latest projection signals major growth in 2017.


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

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


Can Investors Buy Seadrill Partners in Good Conscience?

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


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

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


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.


3 Key Takeaways From NuStar Energy's Q2 Earnings

The company continues to get results in a difficult environment.


Why is TransCanada Corporation Building Another Pipeline in Mexico?

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


How Can Suncor Energy Continue to Improve Its Balance Sheet?

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


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.


Marathon Oil Fails to Turn a Profit Yet Again

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


Key Takeaways from Suncor Energy's Q2 Earnings

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


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.


TransCanada Corporation Chooses Growth Over Discipline in Q2 Earnings

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


Valero Energy Delivers Strong 2Q Earnings

Company signals possible difficulties for second half of 2016.