The price of oil is expected to fall over the next 2 years and Big Oil is likely to bear the brunt of the downturn.
These picks are so tied to the human experience that it's unlikely they will ever slow down.
In the tumult of this pullback, investors can find a safe haven in these blue-chip dividend payers.
Shares of the oil company haven't fully rebounded since 2010's Deepwater Horizon spill, which might be good news for long-term investors.
That's because world demand for it is pretty much insatiable.
While Shell's 31 percent profit decline might have been seen as a 'bombshell,' these shares still offer plenty of value and safety at current levels.
Octagon 88 and Americas Petrogas are 2 companies in the sector primed for long-term gains.
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