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- HollyFrontier (HFC +4.4%) is higher following a Reuters report that Tesoro (TSO -2.5%) approached the company about a potential buyout but talks were not successful.
- The companies held discussions in this year's Q1 but were scuttled after HFC's board balked at TSO's proposed offer, which is not known, and other terms, according to the report.
- TSO is said to remain interested in a deal for HFC, which would provide access to the Rocky Mountain region, where refiners have seen margins rise as they have access to crude that can be difficult to transport to traditional refining centers on the Gulf coast.
Feb. 16, 2012, 5:56 PMCarl Icahn says he wants to put CVR Energy’s (CVI) refineries up for sale, and Oppenheimer thinks Marathon Petroleum (MPC) might be the best fit. MPC was sitting on $3B in cash at the end of Q4 and will see its capex fall as it completes large projects later this year. Icahn himself lists MPC along with WNR, HFC, TSO, VLO and COP as potential buyers. | Comment!
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HollyFrontier Corp is an independent petroleum refiner. It produces high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. It operates in two segments; Refining and HEP.
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