SINGAPORE (Dec 2): Year to date, the Straits Times Index has climbed 4.8% to close at 3,215.53 points on Nov 27. But more than a handful of the locally listed companies that operate across the oil and gas (O&G) value chain have outperformed the benchmark index. While the low base certainly helps with the outperformance, the share price gains can be attributed to various factors, including improved fundamentals, mergers and acquisitions and disposals, amid a slow recovery in the sector.

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