Its a top oil firm after the $23-billion deal and is soon expected to be a must-have stock. Suncor Energy Inc, newly bulked up from its C$22.5 billion (US$ 20.8 billion) acquisition of Petro-Canada, would likely be the No. 2 issue on the Toronto Stock Exchange's (TSX) benchmark index GSPTSE, with a market cap close to C$55 billion. Suncor is set to be Canada's biggest energy company and largest industrial concern. The beefed-up firm is likely to see early demand for its shares from index funds. It is also set to attract big investors that need substantial holdings in large, liquid stock issues.
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China’s leading refineries will surge their crude oil processing in July to fresh highs from record levels in June, encouraged by recent fuel price hikes and rising sales amid increasing signs of economic recovery. For full story, click here
Crude oil fell on Tuesday, snapping four days of gains, on concern a U.S. government report will show stockpiles climbed from the highest level since September 1990. Crude oil for June delivery declined as much as 77 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $53.70 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil is up 21 per cent this year.
Oil prices vaulted 9 per cent in NY Thursday, in tandem with a powerful stocks rally, as investors cheered G20 agreements to combat the global downturn and an easing of US accounting rules. On Friday, oil prices settled above $52 a barrel, slightly lower on the day after a report that US unemployment in March soared to a 25-year high. But optimism that the economy will soon turn around curtailed losses.
It was a stock that people loved to hate. During the first half of 2008, investors cringed when they saw rallies in the price of oil. As crude surged to $150 a barrel last year, equity investors bemoaned the hit, and worried and gossiped about the outlook for consumer-oriented firms which would need to spend more on gas. Then the tide turned.
OIL refiners in Asia have cut or are planning to reduce crude processing rates as margins were reduced to weakening fuel demand. For more information, click here