It's not just motorists and home heating-oil customers who suffered from this year's staggering run-up in oil prices. Oil companies suffered right along with them.
Tina Vital of S&P U.S. Equity Research and Phil Weiss of Argus Research says those companies' shares are in a position to recover nicely.
"[The firms] have a refining business, and that business has been making very weak profits relative to last year," Weiss told CNBC.
"We expect the 'super-majors' to deliver on good volume growth, but a lot of that's not going to happen until next year," Vital added.
Weiss likes Marathon Oil best.