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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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  • Portfolios & Ratings

    • Model Portfolios

      Balanced portfolios of energy stocks for aggressive and conservative investors.

    • Producers and Drillers

      Our take on more than 50 energy-related equities, from upstream to downstream and everything in between.

    • MLPs and Midstream

      Our assessment of every energy-related master limited partnership.

    • International Coverage

      Roger Conrad’s coverage of more than 70 dividend-paying energy names.


    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

    • Roger S. Conrad

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor