I doubt cdn oil being the reason holding down BTE as much weaker canuck peers like LINE and PWE are doing much better than BTE lately. there is no question, IMHO, that based on financial strength, valuation metrics, target price consensus.... BTE is head and shoulder above the likes of WTI, SGY, EXXI, etc. My personal gut feeling is there might be a fund or 2 that's been very determined to sell off its position in BTE, hence the persistent selling pressure for the last week or so. It shall pass in due course. Time will tell.