Industry Outlook -- Basic Industries: ENERGY
-- Firmer gas pricing and savings from corporate restructurings should produce stable profits.
-- Advances in technology are lowering costs for exploration and drilling.
-- Gasoline retailing profit margins are at historic highs.
-- Petrochemical profits may soften further, cutting refining margins.
-- OPEC could seek to recoup markets from non-OPEC suppliers.Return to top
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