In this edition, energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman talk about Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) which comes in our No. 2 spot for top performing energy stock in 2012.

Western Refining is perhaps the most levered refiner to cheap WTI feed stock, helping boost the company's stock price by more than 120% so far in 2012. What has also helped Western Refining is returning excess cash flows to shareholders, including two special dividends and doubling the size of the firm's dividend. Check out the video below for more information on this fabulous refiner.


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The article Western Refining Way Up This Year originally appeared on Fool.com.

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