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January 20, 2011 08:12 ET

Research on Hess Corporation and Marathon Oil Corporation -- Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Sector Cautious Outlook

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the oil & gas refining & marketing industry and has completed analytical research on Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing sector which includes players such as Hess Corporation and Marathon Oil Corporation has seen its stock price rise around 35% on average since the beginning of December. High retail gasoline prices, now over $3.10 a gallon in some places in the United States have helped this climb along with a most recent 17 cent drop in crude prices to $91.35 per barrel. There is some concern, however, about the possibility of a sharp increase in crude prices to over $100. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Hess Corporation and Marathon Oil Corporation at www.stockcall.com/HES200111.pdf or www.stockcall.com/MRO200111.pdf.

www.stockcall.com/ 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 Hess Corporation and Marathon Oil Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html

If the rise takes place too quickly, many refiners will struggle to pass the higher prices on to consumers at the pump who are still struggling with the residual unemployment from the recession. This would ultimately result in diminished margins for the sector that is already seeing the benchmark retail margins down around 28% in the U.S. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

One factor pressuring margins is the Chinese government's decision to reduce export quotas by 35% for the rare-earth metals lanthanum and cerium, key components in the refining process. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the oil & gas refining & marketing industry.

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