America's shale oil boom and increased production in Canada have offset supply disruptions in several turbulent oil-producing nations.
Yes, US oil majors look pretty vulnerable. Still, Russia stands to lose more.
The Cline Shale in Texas could be the largest North American oil region of all time. Here's one stock at the center of it all.
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.
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.
Investors wary of a domino effect in the Middle East can gain safer exposure to the oil industry with these producers.
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