|Day's range||53.04 - 53.04|
ExxonMobil (XOM) will continue to operate EL 1167 with a 50% interest.
Valero (VLO) is seeking the Treasury Department's permission for sanctions relief, allowing it to directly purchase crude oil from PDVSA.
Analysts are raising their earnings projections for Marathon Petroleum (MPC), which has strong growth prospects. Its share performance has been rock-solid.