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Energy Investing

How to Invest in the Looming Propane Crunch

In the countryside, propane heats more than 6 million homes, fuels equipment and vehicle fleets, and is instrumental on farms for drying grain for storage.

Like any fuel, it's susceptible to shortages that cause strain on entire rural communities and raises prices in supermarkets across the country.

Another tough winter for propane is taking shape. And shortages like these have the potential to create serious windfalls – if you know how to invest…

Commodities

Are We Running Out of Oil?

For many years, industry experts have been sounding the alarm that America, and the world, are about to run out of oil.

Every expert who's predicted "the end of oil" has been wrong in the past. But with global energy consumption at an all-time high, and much of the world's economy dependent on oil, the question is: Are we running out of oil?

Here's everything you need to know about today's oil market...

Energy Investing

The U.S. Oil Export Ban Is a Windfall for These Companies

After more than four decades, it looks like America is getting back into the oil export business again.

For the first time since the 1970s, Washington has opened the door to sending more U.S. crude abroad.

Of course, the United States has been exporting oil products for some time now.

In fact, America is now the largest exporter of products like gasoline, low-sulfur heating oil, and diesel fuel in the world.

But until now, companies were hamstrung when it came to the raw material itself.

Of course, there have been a few exceptions. Very heavy California crude, which has to be sold at a deep discount and for which there is not a ready domestic market, has received some permissions to export. In addition, a few tolling programs – where the raw material is exported out and finished products are imported back in – have been allowed.

But for the lion's share of what is pumped out of the ground at American fields, the domestic market has long been the only option.

This change in policy promises to open up new opportunities for investors…

Energy Investing

These U.S. Natural Gas Stocks Are Critical to the EU's New "Master Plan"

The ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine, along with the corresponding crisis between Kiev and Moscow, means that Russian gas supplies to the EU could be cut off again come September.

In 2009, the last time Russia said nyet to European natural gas deliveries, the continent barely survived one of the coldest winters in years.

This time around, Europe's savior could be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports – which is good news indeed for select natural gas stocks…

And that's good news indeed for these natural gas stocks...

Energy Investing

How to Make Money from America's Oil Boom

Energy investing update: The amount of oil produced in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than 50% over the last six years.

Now small towns all across America are filling with a new breed of millionaires who have learned how to make money from this boom. But it isn't the major oil companies leading the way. According to a new report, the fastest-growing oil companies in America are the smaller outfits.

And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations…

And these oil stocks are rising as quickly as their reputations...

Oil prices

Oil Prices Are at Iraq's Mercy – but You Can Profit

In a Tuesday appearance yesterday on CNBC's "Closing Bell" program, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors discussed his outlook for the strife in Iraq and what it will mean for oil prices.

"I think the situation in Iraq is about to deleverage, and deleverage quickly," Dr. Moors said. But he also said that certain oil companies were actually benefiting from the recent turbulence in oil prices.

In this video, Dr. Moors talks about why this is happening – and names the companies that stand to gain…

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Oil

What Lifting U.S. Export Ban Means for Crude Oil Prices

In August, the U.S. government will begin allowing the exportation of crude oil for the first time in 40 years.

That has many American consumers wondering what will happen to crude oil prices now that the United States is exporting oil.

Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CCTV Friday and discussed the benefits of U.S. oil exportation, and what effect oil exports will have on consumers and oil prices.

See what impact U.S. oil exports could have on jobs, revenue, and local taxes.

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Oil

Why Crude Oil Prices Are Down Today – But Won't Stay There

Crude oil futures ticked a tad lower Thursday as investors digested the supply and export outlook in Iraq, as well as demand prospects from the United States – but the dips are likely temporary.

As Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors recently explained, prices further out on the futures curve are rising much more quickly than anticipated as worries mount over global supply and demand.

Here’s what’s weighing crude oil prices down today… at least for now.