SOURCE: StockCall


May 17, 2012 08:20 ET

Equity Research on Western Refining Inc. and Marathon Oil Corporation - Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Companies Expanding Margins and Production

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry and has completed analytical research on Western Refining Inc. (NYSE: WNR) and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Although oil prices have been down recently and natural gas prices remain depressed, several companies in the oil & gas refining & marketing industry have been performing well. Oil prices have been slipping recently as concern over an economic slowdown in China as well as problems stemming from the ongoing Eurozone threaten to ease energy demands. 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 Western Refining Inc. and Marathon Oil Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While headwinds remain, companies such as Western refining Inc. and Marathon Oil Corporation have been posting some encouraging signs. Western recently posted strong 1st quarter results, with earnings, excluding specialty items, of $85.1 million, as compared to $25.4 million a year ago. Increased gross margins and net sales contributed to the success. Western Refining Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

On the other hand, Marathon's 1st quarter net income declined sequentially, however the company has seen improving net sales volumes in a number of regions. The company has also been active on the acquisition side of things, having recently entered into an agreement to acquire Paloma Partners II LLC. Marathon Oil Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

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