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China’s National Oil Companies on a Spending Spree

China’s three major national oil companies–China National Petroleum Corp (PetroChina), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC)–have aggressively pursued international acquisitions. This strategy not only helps to meet domestic demand but also diversify their supply base and gain experience in deepwater and other unconventional plays.

November Brings the Pain

Master limited partnerships (MLP) struggled in the first two weeks of November 2012, with our equal-weighted index of every energy-focused MLPs giving up 7.36 percent between Nov. 1 and Nov. 16. By comparison, the S&P 500 rallied 7.33 percent over the same period. What prompted this sudden wave of selling?

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