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When to Short Oil and Gas Refinery Stocks

Tim Smith

Solid third quarter earnings from the major oil and gas refiners haven't fended off tanking oil prices and a "risk-off" market environment that saw global equities sell off sharply in October. Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ( BRK.B) disclosed in June that it had reduced its holdings by 36% in the Houston-based company.