Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) is one of the cheapest integrated oil companies today, as lack of pipeline capacity is keeping bitumen prices low compared to other worldwide crude benchmarks. The Canadian giant also missed analyst estimates this past quarter, but investors need to focus on the firms oil sands production, which increased by 18% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2013. Suncor's integrated model is also adding significant value as oil sands crude is moved to by rail to the East Coast, as pipeline companies continue to cut through red tape in both the United States and Canada.
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