Is There Trouble Ahead for Mid-Continent Refining?

Valero was the first big refiner to report earnings, doing so earlier this week. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy takes a closer look at the company's gross margin per barrel for its mid-continent operations, which shrank 18% year over year. Aimee discusses how Valero's past numbers have compared to the other big mid-con refiners, and if there is even a point for investors to make the comparison at all.

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The article Is There Trouble Ahead for Mid-Continent Refining? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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