It's been a tough several decades for the Saudi Arabia of the refinery world, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners. But for at least four of them, the tide may be turning. Heavy crude from Canada is cheap enough to provide the refiners the right price to make good margins turning out diesel and jet fuel. They both bring a lot more money than making gasoline from the domestic light sweet crude we're awash in. 

Motley Fool Special Ops Lead Advisor Tom Jacobs interviews Bentek Energy's Senior Energy Analyst Chris Micsak to learn the ins and outs of refineries. Investors have turned their backs on at least four companies' Gulf Coast refinery operations. That's the time to be a smart contrarian.


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