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The Most Unlikely Beneficiary of the Natural Gas Boom

An array of energy's sub-industries are making a fortune from America's natural gas boom.

Rigs, pipelines, rail, wastewater treatment, trucking, seismic imaging, well-site security… And a lot more opportunity is on the way, like the deal Kent just uncovered.

But perhaps the most unlikely beneficiary of the shale revolution is the coal industry.

After all, "King Coal" has been dethroned in recent years by the swelling supply – and bargain prices – of clean-burning natural gas. Indeed, thermal coal at the Australian port of Newcastle, the Asian benchmark price, is currently near lows not seen since November 2009.

Australian producers have especially been struggling. They've been cutting costs and paring back production because U.S. and large project financiers like the World Bank are pulling away from coal projects.

And overall, ever-increasing environmental regulation is discouraging coal-powered electricity.

But the dynamic is suddenly changing.

That's why these $19 coal shares could jump to $26...

Energy investing

How to Invest in California's Monterey Shale

Back in the times of the California gold rush, people didn't need to work out how to invest in the bonanza. They simply grabbed some basic mining gear and headed up into the hills.

Today California is the home of yet another wealth-creating boom – the oil contained within the Monterey Shale formation.

As Mark Twain once said, "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."

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Energy Investing

Make This Oil Move Immediately

From the Editor: In yesterday's members-only message, you got a rare look at Kent's track record and why he averages 55% on every recommendation. Today, Kent recommends a short-term move, based on the latest developments in Syria…

Damascus may have dodged a bullet (or a cruise missile), but nothing else has changed very much. Not in terms of risk.

That explains why the "Syrian Premium" remains. It may be slightly reduced, as you'll see. But it is likely to stay with us even after the threat of a military solution has been averted.

At least for now...

Energy Investing

The Best Investments in Energy: It's Time to Play These 7 Picks Now

When searching for the best investments in the shale oil boom, it's tempting to look first at the companies doing the exploration and production.

But looking back at a previous boom – the California Gold Rush of 1849 – gives investors a good clue about where prospects might be better.

During the gold rush, many miners ran up into the mountains seeking riches. Few succeeded. But those who opened up shops that sold the picks, shovels, and other mining equipment made a fortune.

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Energy Investing

Oil Forecast: The "Syrian Premium" Is Not Temporary

By an apparent agreement to place its chemical weapons under international control, Syria seems to have dodged an imminent American military attack.

Yet even as the world takes a step back from the brink, three critical questions still remain:

Energy Investing

How to Play Oil Prices Today

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on FOX Business this week to discuss the effects of the Syrian crisis on oil prices today.

The first question is whether oil prices will continue to go up, and if they do, for how long? Moors defines the forces involved and predicts the path of future movements in oil prices.

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Energy Investments

Best Investments in Energy: It's a Race for Profits in the Utica Shale

Find out how you can invest in this hot spot where energy industry honchos are investing billions of dollars.

Prolific U.S. shale regions have delivered some of the best investments in energy over the past few years – and now there's another state set to join the Frackers' Club.

Ohio finds itself sitting atop the deep Utica Shale formation, a source of unconventionally derived oil and natural gas.

In fact, roughly the entire eastern half of the state lies on top of the formation. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), that portion holds most of the Utica Shale's oil resources.

The natural gas assessment units – land where the USGS believes there to be energy resources – run farther to the north, south, and east of Ohio, going down into West Virginia and Kentucky, across into Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York and up across the Canadian border into Ontario and Quebec – much of the immense, ancient Appalachian Basin.

Energy Investing

How to Play the 'Syrian Premium' in Oil Prices

There's an uneasy lull in the Syrian crisis.

Now that the Obama administration has decided to seek Congressional approval for a Syrian strike, we are in a hazy period before some major decisions are made.

And while a Senate committee has approved a military move against Syria, further action will be slow to come. Congress is officially on recess until Monday.

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Energy Investing

The U.S. Navy Loves This Micro Cap

As a concept, tidal power seems straightforward enough:

The ocean moves continuously without incurring any problematic conditions like lack of wind or sun, as is the case in the best-known renewable energy sources. With a constant source of motion, all that's needed to generate power is a drive shaft connected to a dynamo.

Energy Investing

How to Find the Best Investments in Shale Oil

With the shocking potential of the shale oil boom finally starting to sink in, the only real challenge left is finding the best investments in this exciting slice of the energy industry.

Let's start the hunt by looking at where oil production is accelerating the most.