America's shale oil boom and increased production in Canada have offset supply disruptions in several turbulent oil-producing nations.
The Bakken field has become a black-gold mine, with production reaching 1 billion barrels. But oil use still vastly exceeds supply.
Yes, US oil majors look pretty vulnerable. Still, Russia stands to lose more.
Several big quarterly reports will shed some light on 2 sectors that have soared this year.
The company, headed for an IPO later this year, is worth as much as 10 Tesla Motors combined, says Bernstein's Carlos Kirjner.
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.
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