May 03, 2011 08:53 ET

Equity Research on Total SA and BP plc -- Integrated Oil and Gas Trends

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Surging oil prices have been fuelling profits for most companies in the integrated oil and gas industry. A few factors could offset the strong start to the year though. Lingering effects of the Gulf of Mexico disaster as well as tax related proposals out of Washington could adversely affect the industry. Get instant analyses of Total SA and BP plc from live, real-time experts standing by at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Total SA and BP plc then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

B.P. benefited from increased crude oil prices but still saw profits dented by spill-related costs. The company has made significant strides since the disaster and has also invested in greater preventative measures at its other rigs. BP plc report is accessible for free by registering today at

The oil and gas industry is also closely eyeing a recent proposal from Democrats calling for the reduction of billions of dollars worth of tax breaks. Democrats also proposed an excise tax on some leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing has been passed yet, but the ongoing proposals are worth tracking for investors within the industry.

Some companies which are seeing strong profits are looking at expansion opportunities. Total S.A. recently announced an offering to take a majority stake in SunPower, in addition to taking control of photovoltaic cell maker, Tenesol, to better position itself in the growing alternative energy market. Total SA report is accessible for free by registering today at

Overall, the integrated oil and gas industry is strong as a whole. Spill-related expenses and potential legislative changes are still causes for concern though. Companies positioning themselves now for the transition to alternative energy sources could also see long-term growth.

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