As an overall subsector, refining and marketing turned in a remarkable 2012, with Phillips 66 , Tesoro , and HollyFrontier returning 60% to 80% for shareholders. One thing all these top-performing refiners have in common is their close location to cheap WTI crude feed stock. While the WTI-Brent price differentiation won't last indefinitely, the mid-continent refiners are sprucing up their operations now to return profits to shareholders going forward.
See more in the following video.
There are many different ways to play the energy sector, and our analysts have uncovered an under-the-radar company that's dominating its industry. This company is a leading provider of equipment and components used in drilling and production operations and is poised to profit in a big way from it. To get the name and detailed analysis of this company that will prosper for years to come, check out our special free report: "The Only Energy Stock You'll Ever Need." Don't miss out on this limited-time offer and your opportunity to discover this company before the market does. Click here to access your report -- it's totally free.
The article 4 Top Performers in Energy This Year originally appeared on Fool.com.Joel South, Taylor Muckerman, and The Motley Fool have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.