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Shell, BG Group Merger Signals Huge Changes in Energy

The $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc (LON: BG) by Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDSA) will result in a merged company with market value double that of BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) and bigger than Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).

According to Bloomberg News, this deal counters the prevailing view...

Energy

Here's How Bad Energy Sector Layoffs Are in 2015

Slumping oil prices have been a benefit at the pumps, but its wreaking havoc on our nation's energy workforce.

Amid a 55% plunge in crude oil prices since last June, there have been roughly 91,000 energy sector layoffs announced since late December.

Warnings about unstainable debt held by energy companies and a burst of bankruptcies are expected to result in more pink slips.

Here's why that's so troublesome for the U.S. economy...

Stock Price

Will CHK Stock Price Get Boosted by Icahn?

Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s (NYSE: CHK) stock has fallen 39.5% in the last year amid quarter-over-quarter earnings losses.

For billionaire investor Carl Icahn, it's the perfect opportunity to increase his stake at a discount.

Here's how you can benefit from Icahn's strategy, regardless of how CHK stock performs...

Investing Tips

3 High-Yield Energy Stocks Returning as Much as 6%

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Energy stocks have struggled lately. Since this time last year, the overall sector has dropped 11% while the S&P 500 index rose almost 13%.

But it's important to note: this has left some of the biggest high-yield energy dividend stocks on sale – so investors should grab some shares for a bargain to collect dividends. Because oil will head higher again.

Here are three picks we like to get you started...

Energy

Oil Tanks but Energy Profit Prospects Remain

WTI futures tanked last week, with the oil benchmark hovering around $45.50 for April delivery on Friday. But Kent Moors has identified important profit opportunities amidst the carnage – and will share them with you.

Kent has now filed three field reports...

energy stocks

The Current State of the Energy Market: Part III

The primary question on the minds of the energy market elite: Who gets to export oil to the most prized market of them all – Asia?

We had front-row seats to the global discussion. And what a colorful discussion it was!

Here's the consensus the global energy elite came to...

Energy Investing

Why the Exxon Mobil Stock Price Hit a Fresh 52-Week Low

The Exxon Mobil stock price (NYSE: XOM) hit a 52-week low of $84.03 intraday Wednesday. Shares of the oil and gas giant are sitting at their lowest level in 17 months.

The Irving, Texas-headquartered company has certainly taken it on the chin over the last several months. Indeed, a laundry list of issues plague the stock.

But despite these headwinds, here's why the Exxon Mobil stock price could soon move higher...

Energy Investing

The Only Natural Gas ETF to Own as Prices Rebound

Natural gas prices have dipped in 2015. They're trading at $2.71 per million BTUs as of March 3, for a drop of more than 22% from their December price of $3.50 per million BTUs.

But Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says prices are headed higher in 2015.

That's why we're recommending a natural gas ETF today. It tracks natural gas futures, which gives it a double-digit profit potential when prices are climbing. Now that prices are low, it's the perfect time to buy.

But this double-digit profit opportunity won't last forever. Moors says we're about to see three "super shifts" in the natural gas industry that will push prices higher through 2015...

Clean Energy

"Non-Oil" Energy Investment Is Exploding

"Non-oil" energy investments have become incredibly attractive. Smart money is pouring in. There are two keys to a winning "non-oil" investment approach.

One has to do with technical breakthroughs, while the other revolves around increasing the efficiency of the end-usage.

Both involve impressive profit opportunities. Here's everything you need to know...

Stocks

The Stock Poised to Surge from Cheap Oil and a Strong Dollar

Massive new oil supply has led Saudi Arabia to compete for market share by dramatically cutting prices. The impact of this cheap oil in North America is mixed. But certain regions are clear beneficiaries, such as those surrounding auto-reliant Detroit.

Just across the roughly 1.5 mile expanse of the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit is Windsor, Canada. Its fortunes are tightly interwoven with those of the Motor City. One Canadian firm with operations in Windsor is sure to benefit from the glut of cheap oil.

That 1.5 miles might be just far enough to create an excellent profit play away from more dubious Detroit picks...