SOURCE: StockCall


August 15, 2011 08:57 ET

Equity Research on Tesoro Corporation and Sunoco Inc. - Oil and Gas Refiners Dented by Latest Slowdown

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and has completed analytical research on Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) and Sunoco Inc. (NYSE: SUN). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Oil and gas refiners have not been immune to the latest global economic slowdown. Investors' fears of weakening demand sent the industry downward as a whole last week. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Tesoro Corporation and Sunoco Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Prior to this recent slowdown, oil and gas refiners were already seeing mixed results. Sunoco Inc. managed to grow 2nd quarter revenues 25.6% compared to the year ago quarter but still posted a loss of $125 million. Sunoco Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

Tesoro Corp., on the other hand, fared better, growing total refined product sales of 16.5% year over year while also lowering manufacturing costs 10.6%. Tesoro's ability to lower manufacturing costs could make it a safer bet heading into a potential period of reduced demand. Tesoro Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Moving forward, oil and gas refiners may be increasingly dependent on China and other emerging markets with so many doubts about the sustainability of demand levels in the US and Europe. Companies with the most international exposure may be best positioned to endure another economic slowdown. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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