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The refining industry certainly has not been spared the rod, what with dizzying fluctuations in oil prices and weakened demand for refined products. Shunning adverse conditions with counter-cyclical growth, Holly
Rendering the accomplishment more remarkable, sector giant Valero
Thanks to completed capacity expansions at both of Holly's flagship facilities, and the 85,000 barrels-per-day Tulsa refinery purchased from Sunoco
Record results from Holly's midstream spinoff Holly Energy Partners
While refiners and producers may continue to feel some pain, the midstream segments for both oil and natural gas are showing signs of strength. If you have an opinion about midstream stocks you'd like to share, log on to Motley Fool CAPS today and contribute your thoughts to the wonder of community intelligence.
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