After months of quiet in the energy markets, a drop in the dollar suggests the cost of crude is going up.
This 121-year-old company has among the lowest costs in the mining sector.
Fragile refineries, cheap crude exports and commodities bets leave all US drivers vulnerable.
Given the cost cutting that lumber companies have done in the past 2 years, any price boost should fall directly to their bottom lines.
Refinery problems and speculative bets keep pressure on pumps nationwide.
A strong outlook justifies the investment bank's ramping up its trading activity in the sector.
Only a few companies that trade as American Depositary Shares earn S&P's 'buy' rating.
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