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M.P. Evans Group (LON:MPE)’s stock had its “corporate” rating reissued by FinnCap in a report issued on Monday.

Separately, Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of M.P. Evans Group in a report on Wednesday, May 30th.

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Shares of LON:MPE opened at GBX 750 ($9.77) on Monday. M.P. Evans Group has a fifty-two week low of GBX 612.04 ($7.97) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 830 ($10.81).

About M.P. Evans Group

M.P. Evans Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, operates oil palm plantations in Indonesia. The company produces crude palm oil and palm kernels. It is also involved in the property development and oil-palm fresh fruit bunches production businesses in Malaysia; and the provision of agronomic and management consultancy services.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Southwestern Energy Company, incorporated on February 24, 2006, is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. The Company’s operations are principally focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

Exploration and Production

The Company’s operations in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale. The Company’s operations in West Virginia are also focused on the Utica and the Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs (Southwest Appalachia). Its operations in Arkansas are primarily focused on an unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Fayetteville Shale. The Company has exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana along with other areas. The Company also has drilling rigs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas and provides oilfield products and services.

The Company has approximately 10 re-entry rigs and two spudder rigs, which are located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The Company operates over two leased pressure-pumping spreads with a total capacity of approximately 72,000 horsepower to conduct a range of completion services designed to stimulate natural gas production. The Company owns and operates a sand mine to provide a supply of proppant primarily used for the completion of its wells that it operates in the Fayetteville Shale. The Company’s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves are approximately 6,220 billions of cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). The Company has approximately 440 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. The Fayetteville Shale is a Mississippian-age unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, ranging in thickness from 50 to 550 fee! t and ranging in depth from 1,500 to 6,500 feet. The Company holds leases for approximately 957,640 net acres in the play area. The Company’s projects also include Sand Wash Basin, Brown Dense and New Brunswick, Canada.

Midstream Services

Through its affiliated midstream subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in natural gas gathering activities in Arkansas and Louisiana. These activities primarily support its E&P operations. The Company’s marketing activities capture opportunities that arise through the marketing and transportation of the natural gas, oil and NGLs produced in its E&P operations. The Company’s gathering operations are concentrated in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas. The Company gathers approximately 750 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale area, including over 60 Bcf of natural gas from third-party operated wells.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Research analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for Southwestern Energy in a report released on Monday, March 4th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group analyst M. Mcallister now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.37. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has a “Neutral” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.94 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.19 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.18 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.99 EPS.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) produces natural gas all over North America. It has drilling rights for over 918,000 acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Appalachian Basin.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc., incorporated on December 29, 1969, is an independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. The Company’s portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, domestic and international and a balanced production mix among crude oil, natural gas and NGLs. The Company operates in approximately seven core areas, including the DJ Basin (onshore United States), the Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore United States), offshore West Africa and offshore Eastern Mediterranean. The Company’s sanctioned projects include DJ Basin (onshore United States), Marcellus Shale (onshore United States), Eagle Ford Shale (onshore United States), Permian Basin (onshore United States), Gunflint (deepwater Gulf of Mexico) and Tamar Southwest (offshore Israel). Its operations are grouped into approximately four components that are all primarily in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, production and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon); Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus), and Other International and Corporate. Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname, the North Sea and China, and new ventures. Its proved reserves are approximately 1,420 million barrels oil equivalent.

The Company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties onshore and offshore, and seeks to acquire exploration rights and conduct exploration activities in various areas of interest. The Company’s properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The Company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering systems and other crude oil and natural gas-related pipeline systems. These assets are primarily used in the processing and ! transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company conducts exploration activities in domestic and international locations, including the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa and offshore the Falkland Islands.

United States

The Company’s assets in the United States include DJ Basin, Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Other Onshore US. DJ Basin is a United States crude oil resource play. DJ Basin covers an area of approximately 396,000 net acres. The Marcellus Shale contains natural gas resources. The Company has a 50-50 joint development agreement with CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL) in approximately 700,000 gross acres in southwest Pennsylvania and northwest West Virginia. The Company operates the wet gas (natural gas containing more liquid hydrocarbons) development area in Majorsville, West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, and Moundsville, Shirley and Oxford, West Virginia, while CONSOL primarily operates in the dry gas (natural gas containing less liquid hydrocarbons) development area. The Company and CONSOL also operate CONE Gathering LLC (CONE Gathering), which constructs, owns and operates midstream infrastructure servicing its joint production and is the general partner controlling interest in CONE Midstream Partners. It also operates Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. The Company operates in various onshore United States areas, including Rocky Mountains and Bowdoin (north central Montana). The Company holds leases on approximately 100 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 39,000 net developed acres and approximately 329,000 net undeveloped acres.

West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon)

The Company’s onshore West Africa is one of the core operating areas and includes the Alba field, Block O and Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC, offshore Cameroon and one block offshore Gabon. The Company holds approxima! tely 118,! 000 net developed acres and over 30,000 net undeveloped acres in Equatorial Guinea, over 511,000 net undeveloped acres in Cameroon and approximately 403,000 net undeveloped acres in Gabon. Aseng is a crude oil field on Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea and includes over five horizontal wells. Alen is a natural gas and condensate field primarily on Block O, offshore Equatorial Guinea, which includes approximately three horizontal wells and over three natural gas injection wells connected to a production platform that utilizes the Aseng FPSO for storage and offloading. The Company has over 34% non-operated working interest in the Alba field, offshore Equatorial Guinea. Its operations include the Alba field and related production and condensate storage facilities, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing plant where additional condensate is extracted along with LPGs, and a methanol plant capable of producing approximately 3,100 gross metric tons per day. The Company has an interest in over one million gross undeveloped acres offshore Cameroon, which include the YoYo mining concession and Tilapia PSC. The West Africa natural gas project includes the 2007 Yolanda discovery (Block I) and 2008 Felicita discovery (Block O), offshore Equatorial Guinea, and the YoYo discovery, offshore Cameroon, and associated natural gas from Aseng and Alen, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Company operates Block F15, an undeveloped, ultra-deep water area, covering approximately 671,000 gross acres.

Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus)

The Company’s leasehold position in the Eastern Mediterranean includes approximately eight leases and three licenses operated offshore Israel and over one license operated offshore Cyprus. It holds approximately 80,000 net developed acres and over 261,000 net undeveloped acres located between 10 and 90 miles offshore Israel in water depths ranging from 700 feet to 6,500 feet. The license offshore Cyprus covers approximately 464,000 net undeveloped acres adjacent t! o its Isr! ael acreage.

Other International

Other International includes the Falkland Islands, Suriname and new ventures. It has no proved reserves.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Noble Energy Inc  (NYSE:NBL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Regulated electric utility operations – generating, purchasing, and distributing electricity through MGE.
Regulated gas utility operations – purchasing and distributing natural gas through MGE.
Nonregulated energy operations – owning and leasing electric generating capacity that assists MGE through MGE Energy’s wholly owned subsidiaries MGE Power Elm Road and MGE Power West Campus.
Transmission investments – representing our investment in American Transmission Company LLC, a company engaged in the business of providing electric transmission services primarily in Wisconsin.
All other – investing in companies and property that relate to the regulated operations and financing the regulated operations, through its wholly owned subsidiaries CWDC, MAGAEL, MGE State Energy Services, NGV Fueling Services, and Corporate functions.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Phillips 66, incorporated on November 10, 2011, is an energy manufacturing and logistics company with midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing, and specialties businesses. The Company operates its business through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S).


The Company gathers, processes, transports and markets natural gas, and transports, fractionates and markets natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. In addition, this segment also transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, and delivers refined and specialty products to market, and provides storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The Midstream segment includes, among other businesses, the Company’s equity investment in DCP Midstream , LLC (DCP Midstream) and its investment in Phillips 66 Partners LP. The Midstream segment consists of three business lines: Transportation, DCP Midstream and NGL.

The transportation business line transports crude oil and other feedstocks to its refineries and other locations, and delivers refined and specialty products to market, and provides storage services for crude oil and petroleum products. The operations of its master limited partnership, Phillips 66 Partners LP, are included in the transportation business line. The DCP Midstream business line gathers, processes, transports and markets natural gas, and transports, fractionates and markets NGL.

The Company owns or leases assets to provide delivery and storage of crude oil, refined products, natural gas and NGL. These assets include pipeline systems; petroleum product, crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminals; a petroleum coke handling facility; marine vessels, and railcars and trucks. Its transportation business manages over 18,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas, NGL and petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States, including those partially owned or operated by affiliates.! The Company owns or operates over 40 finished product terminals, 40 storage locations, five LPG terminals, 20 crude oil terminals and one petroleum coke exporting facility. It has interest in Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX). The REX natural gas pipeline runs over 1,710 miles from Meeker, Colorado, to Clarington, Ohio, and has a natural gas transmission capacity of over 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (BCFD), with most of its system having a pipeline diameter of over 40 inches. The REX pipeline is designed to enable natural gas producers in the Rocky Mountain region to deliver natural gas supplies to the Midwest and eastern regions of the United States.

The Company owns a limited partner interest in Phillips 66 Partners, which is a master limited partnership formed to own, operate, develop and acquire primarily fee-based crude oil, refined petroleum product and NGL pipelines and terminals, as well as other transportation and midstream assets. Phillips 66 Partners’ assets consist of crude oil and refined petroleum product pipeline, terminal, rail rack and storage systems in the Central, Gulf Coast, Atlantic Basin and Western regions of the United States. Its vessels are used primarily to transport feedstocks or provide product transportation for certain of its refineries, including delivery of domestic crude oil to its Gulf Coast and East Coast refineries. Truck and rail operations support the Company’s feedstock and distribution operations. Rail movements are provided via a fleet of over 12,300 owned and leased railcars. Truck movements are provided through approximately 170 third-party truck companies, as well as through Sentinel Transportation LLC, in which the Company holds an equity interest.

Midstream segment includes the Company’s equity investment in DCP Midstream. DCP Midstream owns or operates over 64 natural gas processing facilities, with a net processing capacity of approximately 8.0 BCFD. DCP Midstream’s owned or operated natural gas pipeline systems include gath! ering ser! vices for these facilities, as well as natural gas transmission, and totaled approximately 68,000 miles of pipeline. DCP Midstream also owns or operates over 10 NGL fractionation plants, along with natural gas and NGL storage facilities, a propane wholesale marketing business and NGL pipeline assets. The residual natural gas, primarily methane, which results from processing raw natural gas, is sold by DCP Midstream at market-based prices to marketers and end users, including industrial companies, natural gas distribution companies and electric utilities.

The Company’s NGL business includes its equity interest in Gulf Coast Fractionators, which owns an NGL fractionation plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The Company has equity interest in a fractionation plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas, and its net share of capacity is over 30,250 barrels per day. The Company has equity interest in a fractionation plant in Conway, Kansas, and the Company’s net share of capacity is approximately 43,200 barrels per day. It also has one-third interest in both the DCP Sand Hills and DCP Southern Hills pipeline entities, connecting Eagle Ford, Permian and Midcontinent production to the Mont Belvieu, Texas market.


The Chemical segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. The Chemicals segment consists of its equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem). CPChem’s business is structured around two primary operating segments: Olefins and Polyolefins (O&P) and Specialties, Aromatics and Styrenics (SA&S). The O&P segment produces and markets ethylene and other olefin products; the ethylene produced is primarily consumed within CPChem for the production of polyethylene, normal alpha olefins and polyethylene pipe. The SA&S segment manufactures and markets aromatics products, such as benzene, styrene, paraxylene and cyclohexane, as well as polystyrene and styrene-butadiene copolymers. SA&S also manufactures and/or markets a range of specialty chemical pro! ducts, in! cluding organosulfur chemicals, solvents, catalysts, drilling chemicals and mining chemicals. CPChem, including through its subsidiaries and equity affiliates, has manufacturing facilities located in Belgium, China, Colombia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.


The refining segment buys, sells and refines crude oil and other feedstocks into petroleum products (such as gasolines, distillates and aviation fuels) at over 15 refineries, mainly in the United States and Europe. The Bayway Refinery is located on the New York Harbor in Linden, New Jersey. Bayway refining units include a fluid catalytic cracking unit, over two hydrodesulfurization units, a naphtha reformer, an alkylation unit and other processing equipment. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, as well as petrochemical feedstocks, residual fuel oil and home heating oil. The complex also includes an approximately 775-million-pound-per-year polypropylene plant.

The Humber Refinery is located on the east coast of England in North Lincolnshire, the United Kingdom. It produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Humber’s facilities encompass fluid catalytic cracking, thermal cracking and coking. This refinery has over two coking units with associated calcining plants, which upgrade the heaviest part of the crude barrel and imported feedstocks into light oil products and graphite and anode petroleum cokes. Approximately 60% of the light oils produced in this refinery are marketed in the United Kingdom, while the other products are exported to the rest of Europe, West Africa and the United States.

The Whitegate Refinery is located in Cork, Ireland. This refinery produces transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and fuel oil, which are distributed to the inland market, as well as being exported to international markets. The Mineraloelraffinerie O! berrhein ! GmbH (MiRO) refinery, located on the Rhine River in Karlsruhe in southwest Germany, is a joint venture in which the Company owns interest. Facilities include over three crude unit trains, fluid catalytic cracking, petroleum coking and calcining, hydrodesulfurization, naphtha reformer, isomerization, ethyl tert-butyl ether and alkylation units. MiRO also produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil, bitumen and anode- and fuel-grade petroleum coke. Refined products are delivered to customers in southwest Germany, northern Switzerland and western Austria by truck, railcar and barge.

The Alliance Refinery is located on the Mississippi River in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. The single-train facility includes fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, hydrodesulfurization units, a naphtha reformer and aromatics unit. Alliance produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil and anode-grade petroleum coke.

The Lake Charles Refinery is located in Westlake, Louisiana. Its facilities include fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, delayed coking and hydrodesulfurization units. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as low-sulfur gasoline and off-road diesel, along with home heating oil. The majority of its refined products are distributed by truck, railcar, barge or major common carrier pipelines to customers in the southeastern and eastern United States. Refined products can also be sold into export markets through the refinery’s marine terminal. Refinery facilities also include a specialty coker and calciner, which produce graphite petroleum coke for the steel industry.

The Sweeny Refinery is located in Old Ocean, Texas, approximately 65 miles southwest of Houston. Refinery facilities include fluid catalytic crackin! g, delaye! d coking, alkylation, a naphtha reformer and hydrodesulfurization units. The refinery receives crude oil primarily via tankers, through wholly and jointly owned terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport, Texas. It produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil and fuel-grade petroleum coke.

Merey Sweeny, L.P. (MSLP) owns a delayed coker and related facilities at the Sweeny Refinery. MSLP processes long residue, which is produced from heavy sour crude oil, for a processing fee. Fuel-grade petroleum coke is produced as a by-product and becomes the property of MSLP. The Company is the operator and managing partner of WRB Refining LP (WRB), which consists of the Wood River and Borger refineries. WRB’s gross processing capability of heavy Canadian or similar crudes ranges between 235,000 and 255,000 barrels per day. The Company’s other refineries include Ponca City Refinery, Billings Refinery, Ferndale Refinery, Los Angeles Refinery and San Francisco Refinery.

Marketing and Specialties

The Marketing and Specialties segment purchases for resale and markets refined petroleum products (such as gasolines, distillates and aviation fuels), mainly in the United States and Europe. In addition, this segment includes the manufacturing and marketing of specialty products (such as base oils and lubricants), as well as power generation operations. The Company markets gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel through approximately 8,350 marketer-owned or -supplied outlets in over 50 states of the United States. Its wholesale operations utilize a network of marketers operating approximately 6,700 outlets. In addition, the Company holds brand-licensing agreements with approximately 800 sites. In addition to automotive gasoline and diesel, the Company produces and markets jet fuel and aviation gasoline, which is used by smaller piston-engine aircraft. Avi! ation gas! oline and jet fuel were sold through dealers and independent marketers at approximately 850 Phillips 66-branded locations in the United States.

The Company has marketing operations in over five European countries. The Company uses the JET brand name to market retail and wholesale products in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. In addition, a joint venture in which the Company has an equity interest markets products in Switzerland under the Coop brand name. The Company also markets aviation fuels, LPG, heating oils, transportation fuels, marine bunker fuels, bitumen and fuel coke specialty products to commercial customers and into the bulk or spot markets in Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Ireland. In addition, through its joint venture operations in Switzerland, the Company has interests in over 295 additional sites.

The Company manufactures and sells a range of specialty products, including petroleum coke products, waxes, solvents and polypropylene. It markets graphite and anode-grade petroleum cokes in the United States and Europe for use in the global steel and aluminum industries. It also markets polypropylene in North America under the COPYLENE brand name. The Company own an interest in Excel Paralubes, a joint venture, which owns a hydrocracked lubricant base oil manufacturing plant located adjacent to the Lake Charles Refinery. This facility produces approximately 22,000 barrels per day of hydrocracked base oils.

The Company manufactures and sells automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, which are marketed under the Phillips 66, Conoco, 76 and Kendall brands, as well as other private label brands. It also markets Group II Pure Performance base oils globally, as well as import and market Group III Ultra-S base oils through an agreement with Korea’s S-Oil corporation. It has interests in Sweeny Cogeneration, L.P., which owns a cogeneration power plant located adjacent to the Sweeny Refinery. The plant generates electricity a! nd provid! es process steam to the refinery, as well as merchant power into the Texas market. The plant has a net electrical output of approximately 440 megawatts and is capable of generating over 3.6 million pounds per hour of process steam.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun, Maxx Chatsko, and Dan Caplinger]

    Today, a trio of our Motley Fool contributors will highlight three of their favorite Buffett holdings: Costco (NASDAQ:COST), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Venturi Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 4,320 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $375,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Phillips 66 (PSX) Shares Bought by Standard Life Aberdeen plc” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4198819/phillips-66-psx-shares-bought-by-standard-life-aberdeen-plc.html.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, incorporated on November 9, 2009, is engaged in petroleum product refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the east of the Mississippi. The Company’s segments include Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at its refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States, purchases ethanol and refined products for resale and distributes refined products, through various means, including barges, terminals and trucks that it owns or operates. It sells refined products to wholesale marketing customers domestically and internationally, buyers on the spot market, its Speedway business segment and to independent entrepreneurs operating Marathon retail outlets.

The Company has approximately 5,400 miles of crude oil and products pipelines that its owns, leases or which it has an ownership interest; ownership interest in Southern Access Extension (SAX) pipeline; approximately 20 owned or leased inland towboats and over 220 owned or leased inland barges, and ownership interest in a blue water joint venture with Crowley Maritime Corporation. The Company has approximately 60 owned and operated light product terminals with approximately 20 million barrels of storage capacity and over 190 loading lanes; over 20 owned and operated asphalt terminals with approximately four million barrels of storage capacity and over 70 loading lanes; a leased and two non-operated, partially-owned light product terminals; over 2,210 owned or leased railcars; over 60 million barrels of tank and cavern storage capacity at its refineries; over 30 rail and 30 truck loading racks at its refineries; over seven owned and 11 non-owned docks at its refineries; condensate splitters at its Canton and Catlettsburg refineries, and approximately 20 billion gallons of fuels distribution.

Refining & Marketing

The Company owns and operates approximately ! seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States with an aggregate crude oil refining capacity of 1,794 million barrels per calender day (mbpcd). The Company’s refineries process approximately 1,710 mbpd of crude oil and 180 mbpd of other charge and blendstocks. Its refineries include crude oil atmospheric and vacuum distillation, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, catalytic reforming, coking, desulfurization and sulfur recovery units. The refineries process a range of condensate, light and heavy crude oils purchased from various domestic and foreign suppliers. It produces a range of refined products, ranging from transportation fuels, such as reformulated gasolines, blend-grade gasolines intended for blending with ethanol and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, to heavy fuel oil and asphalt. Additionally, it manufactures aromatics, propane, propylene and sulfur. Its Garyville, Louisiana refinery is located along the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Garyville refinery is configured to process a range of crude oils into gasoline, distillates, fuel-grade coke, asphalt, polymer-grade propylene, propane, slurry, sulfur and dry gas.

The Company’s Galveston Bay refinery is located on the Texas Gulf Coast approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. The refinery can process a range of crude oils into gasoline, distillates, aromatics, heavy fuel oil, fuel-grade coke, refinery-grade propylene, sulfur and dry gas. Its Catlettsburg, Kentucky refinery is located in northeastern Kentucky on the western bank of the Big Sandy River, near the confluence with the Ohio River. The Catlettsburg refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, aromatics, refinery-grade propylene and propane. Its Robinson, Illinois refinery is located in southeastern Illinois. The Robinson refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, propane, anode-grade coke, aromatics and slu! rry. Its ! Detroit, Michigan refinery is located in southwest Detroit. The Detroit refinery processes sweet and heavy sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, fuel-grade coke, chemical-grade propylene, propane, slurry and sulfur. Its Canton, Ohio refinery is located approximately 60 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio. The Canton refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils, including production from the nearby Utica Shale, into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, roofing flux, refinery-grade propylene, propane and slurry. Its Texas City, Texas refinery is located on the Texas Gulf Coast adjacent to its Galveston Bay refinery, approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. The refinery processes light sweet crude oils into gasoline, chemical-grade propylene, propane, aromatics, slurry and dry gas.

The Company owns a biofuel production facility in Cincinnati, Ohio that produces biodiesel, glycerin and other by-products. The capacity of the plant is approximately 60 million gallons per year. The Company holds interests in ethanol production facilities in Albion, Michigan; Clymers, Indiana and Greenville, Ohio. The Company sells gasoline, gasoline blendstocks and distillates, including No. 1 and No. 2 fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene and diesel fuel to wholesale customers, Marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs and its Speedway convenience stores and on the spot market. In addition, it sells diesel fuel and gasoline for export to international customers. It produces propane at its refineries. Propane is primarily used for home heating and cooking, as a feedstock within the petrochemical industry, for grain drying and as a fuel for trucks and other vehicles. It is a producer and marketer of feedstocks and specialty products. It produces and markets heavy residual fuel oil or related components, including slurry, at its refineries. It has refinery-based asphalt production capacity of approximately 100 mbpcd, which includes asphalt cements, polymer-modified asphalt, emulsified asphalt, industrial a! sphalts a! nd roofing flux. Its marine transportation operations includes approximately 20 owned and one leased towboat, as well as over 200 owned and 10 leased barges that transport refined products and crude oil on the Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers and their tributaries and inter-coastal waterways.


The Company’s Speedway segment sells gasoline, diesel and merchandise through convenience stores that it owns and operates under the Speedway brand. The Speedway segment sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market in the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast. The Speedway convenience stores offer a range of merchandise, including prepared foods, beverages and non-food items. The Speedway segment owns approximately 100 transport trucks and over 80 trailers for the movement of gasoline and distillate.


The Company’s Midstream segment includes the operations of MPLX LP (MPLX) and certain other related operations. MPLX transports crude oil and other feedstocks to the Company’s refineries and other locations, delivers refined products to wholesale and retail market areas, gathers, processes and transports natural gas, and transports, fractionates, stores and markets natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and products pipelines, of which approximately 2,900 miles are owned through its investments in MPLX. Also through its investments in MPLX, it owns approximately 5,000 miles of gas gathering and NGL pipelines and has ownership interests in over 50 gas-processing plants, over 10 NGL fractionation facilities and a condensate stabilization facility.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several factors drove the big uptick in cash flow last year. One of the biggest drivers was the acquisition of $8.1 billion of midstream assets from refining giant Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC). In addition to that, MPLX benefited from the purchase of an export terminal from a third party, as well as organic expansions of its pipelines and gathering and processing business. Those same growth drivers have helped steadily increase MPLX’s cash flow over the years, which has enabled it to consistently send more cash back to investors.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) is rated as Buy with a $95 price objective. This was said to be based on an assessed cash flow value of it its refining and retail segments by treating the assets as annuities after stripping out the maintenance capital plus the market value of interest in publicly traded midstream businesses. Shares of Marathon were trading down 0.5% at $64.66.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) by 13.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 50,896 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,093 shares during the quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Marathon Petroleum were worth $3,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Martin Midstream Partners L.P.(MMLP)

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. collects, transports, stores, and markets petroleum products and by-products in the United States Gulf Coast region. The company’s Terminalling and Storage segment owns or operates 29 marine shore-based terminal facilities and 18 specialty terminal facilities that provide storage, refining, blending, packaging, and handling services for producers and suppliers of petroleum products and by-products. This segment also offers land rental services to oil and gas companies, as well as storage and handling services for lubricants and fuels. Its Natural Gas Services segment distributes natural gas liquids (NGLs) to propane retailers, refineries, and industrial NGL users. This segment owns a NGL pipeline covering an area of approximately 200 miles from Kilgore, Texas to Beaumont, Texas; and 2.4 million barrels of underground storage capacity for NGLs. It also develops, constructs, operates, and manages natural gas storage facilities in northern Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as owns an approximate 2,300 mile common-carrier pipeline system that transports NGLs from New Mexico and Texas to Mont Belvieu, Texas. The company’s Sulfur Services segment manufactures and markets various sulfur-based fertilizer and related sulfur products, including plant nutrient and agricultural ground sulfur products; ammonium sulfate products; industrial sulfur products; and liquid sulfur products. This segment owns 56 railcars and leases 105 railcars to transport molten sulfur; and leases 132 railcars to transport fertilizer products. Its Marine Transportation segment operates 42 inland marine tank barges, 25 inland push boats, and 4 offshore tug and barge units that transport petroleum products and by-products to oil and gas refining companies, and petroleum marketing companies. Martin Midstream GP LLC serves as a general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Kilgore, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) – Equities research analysts at Capital One Financial lowered their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Martin Midstream Partners in a report released on Thursday, February 14th. Capital One Financial analyst K. May now forecasts that the pipeline company will earn $0.12 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.14. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Martin Midstream Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.82 EPS.

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