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LNG Exporting: Alaska Joins Oil Majors on $54 Billion Project

Thanks to developments in LNG exporting, Alaska may soon return to its energy glory days. And that's good news for investors looking for LNG stocks today.

Alaska's oil production peaked at more than 2 million barrels a day in 1988. That figure dropped to 531,000 barrels a day in 2013. Now projections call for a drop to 312,000 barrels a day within the next 10 years.

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These Top LNG Stocks Trounced the Markets in January 2014

The broader markets had a dismal month of January – the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 5.3% and the S&P 500 dipped 3.6% – but these liquefied natural gas (LNG) stocks all boasted strong returns.

The outlook for LNG stocks continues to look bright as well. Increased demand for natural gas in China, the increased supply of shale gas in the United States, and the high number of export facilities awaiting approval for construction in the United States are all bullish signs for LNG investors.

These five LNG stocks vastly outperformed the markets in January and have room to continue upward…

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Stocks to Buy: A Recent Sell-Off Gave Us This "Miracle Material" Bargain

I was one of the first analysts to pronounce this as the "Golden Age of Materials Science."

You know what I'm talking about – all those "Miracle Materials" that are changing our lives: There are the advanced composites that lighten our airliners; the great plastics that increase the "cool factor" of today's cars – while also making them safer and more economical. They include one of earth's more abundant resources, and the new discoveries, such as graphene, that promise to revolutionize biotechnology, computers, and industry.

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This Is a Clear Path to Profits (Even in Volatile Markets)

It was quickly becoming OPEC's worst nightmare: By the mid-1980s, oil prices had begun to collapse.

What's more, renegade cartel members were selling more oil than their monthly quotas allowed, which merely made a bad situation even worse.

Ordinarily, that was a point when the Saudis usually would step in and cut their own exports.

But by then, the pricing situation had become untenable. Instead, the Saudis embarked on a bold new strategy.

First, they opened up their own spigots and flooded the market with crude. This taught those recalcitrant OPEC members a big lesson about lost revenues.

Second, they also introduced a "netback" pricing strategy that proved to be far more important – both for them and today's energy investors.

This new strategy considered the entire pricing sequence, using refinery margins (the difference in cost between processing and prices on the wholesale level) as a measure of prices upstream and downstream.

Now, 28 years later, the same netback strategy has made a comeback that has handed us a clear path to profits – even during periods of high volatility.

Here's how this strategy works… Full Story

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Why the Keystone XL Crude Oil Pipeline Deal Is Far from Done

Late Friday afternoon, the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline cleared one of its biggest hurdles.

In its Final Environmental Impact Statement, the U.S. Department of State concluded that completing the pipeline's northern leg would not have a major impact on global greenhouse gas emissions.

It just needs to get past these last political hurdles...

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We Found a Clear Path to Energy Profits, Even in Volatile Markets

It was quickly becoming OPEC's worst nightmare. By the mid-1980s, oil prices had begun to collapse.

What's more, renegade cartel members were selling more oil than their monthly quotas allowed, which merely made a bad situation even worse.

Ordinarily, that was a point when the Saudis usually would step in and cut their own exports.

But by then, the pricing situation had become untenable. Instead, the Saudis embarked on a bold new strategy.

First, they opened up their own spigots and flooded the market with crude. This taught those recalcitrant OPEC members a big lesson about lost revenues.

Energy Investing

Three Ways Japan Will Boost LNG Stocks in 2014

In yet another reminder that we live in a global economy, events in Japan are setting up to boost liquefied natural gas (LNG) stocks in 2014 and beyond.

Japan's appetite for LNG has ramped up dramatically over the past several years thanks to the 2010 Fukushima nuclear disaster that prompted the closing of virtually all of that country's nuclear reactors.

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Teekay LNG Stock (NYSE: TGP): Get 6.7% Yield from This LNG Shipping Leader

We've been covering how companies that export liquefied natural gas are a good buy today – but investors can double their profits by also investing in the industry's shipping sector with Teekay LNG stock.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE: TGP) is a master limited partnership formed by Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK) as part of its strategy to expand operations in the LNG sector.

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