Energy Investing Update: Lost in the debate about exporting U.S. oil and natural gas is any mention of America's greatest energy export: coal.
And while legislators and environmentalists argue over pipelines, refineries, and trade agreements in the oil and natural gas industries, the United States sends tons of coal to eager customers all over the globe.
Coal usage is at a 45-year peak, and Europe and Asia will take every ounce we can export...
What the Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) Deal Means for Master Limited Partnerships
With its bombshell consolidation announcement, Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) has suddenly become the third-largest energy company in America.
In a $71 billion deal, Kinder Morgan is bringing all of its publicly traded companies under one roof as a single C-corporation.Does this massive consolidation mark the end of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as a main driver in the energy sector?
How to Invest in Pipelines for Maximum Profits
The first oil pipeline consisted of lengths of 2-inch wrought iron pipe that ran five miles, from a Pennsylvania oil field to a train station in Oil Creek.
Oil pipelines have changed how and where oil is found, refined, and sold and have turned America into one of the world's leading oil producers.Most importantly for investors, they don’t just pump oil, they pump profits – profits that are there for the taking for those who know how to invest in these pipelines…
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…
What Thomas Piketty's Best Seller Has to Do with Investing in Energy
No one would have ever thought that a 700-page book on economics like Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century would hit the best-seller lists and become a lightning rod for political controversy.
What does Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century have to do with making money in energy? A lot more than you might think.You can't make big money investing in energy without understanding how it works...
Will the Energy Crisis Hit Home This Winter?
It's hard to imagine as we swelter in the summer heat, but many countries are going to be in real trouble this winter. Wars, rebel activities, and geopolitical struggles will mean a possible energy shortage throughout Europe and Asia.
It's one thing to watch these struggles from afar. It's something else entirely when it hits closer to home.And this winter, there may be a genuine energy crisis in New England...
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...
The Wild Card in the Ongoing Global Energy Crisis
The conflict in Iraq is escalating beyond all hope of control - and it's impacting a huge number of investments worldwide. So we reached out to Dr. Kent Moors, one of very few people who've advised both the Kurdish regional and Iraqi federal governments.
What he told us was incredible, bringing crystal clarity to what had been an extremely murky picture.
More importantly, Kent's showed us a way forward through the supply crisis, and, as we'll see shortly, a way to profit from it.Here's Kent...
Iran's "Oil Show" Just Revealed a Huge Opportunity
Let's face it: Iran isn't at the top of anyone's list when considering all the profit opportunities out there in the world. At least, not yet...
You see, Iran is changing - and quickly.
Its new political regime at least appears to be increasingly open to the West.
Its old-style buyback contracts with international oil companies have long been considered high-risk with little or no flexibility; they essentially allowed Iran to own the oil company assets and allow the company a stream of profit.
But the isolated nation recently announced the introduction of a new generation of oil contract, one that promises to be considerably friendlier to foreign partners.Full Story...
This Energy Play Has Warren Buffett Playing Catch-Up
It's absolute gospel in the world of investing to study and understand the moves that Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway are making - and then to follow them for profit.
And with good reason: Buffett's track record speaks for itself - and he augments his capital-markets genius with the homespun, down-to-earth personality that's cemented his spot as a hero to the masses.
One of Buffett's newest forays has taken his Berkshire investment vehicle into the energy sector.
But he wasn't the first to get there. We were. And it's paying off in a big way...Read More...
Three Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from this “Untapped” Energy Market
When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn into office at the end of 2012, one of his major initiatives was to reform the country's energy sector as a whole.
And that's had investors searching for the best energy stocks to buy to profit from Mexico's energy reform.After 76 years, the government is reworking the national constitution and creating a slew of new laws. And these three companies could see huge profit opportunities…
The "Holy Grail" of Energy Investing Is Going to Make You – and Your Grandchildren – Rich
Storage has long been one of energy's biggest "Holy Grails." It holds the key to every significant move into smart grids.
The reason is pretty simple: If energy cannot be stored, it is lost. Even transferring it from one type of energy to another is of little consequence unless you can reverse the erosion in the entire system.
It's called entropy, and it's a pervasive problem.
Now, there are a number of rather complicated ways to explain this, but let's keep ours straightforward. Over time, a system ends up having more energy than can be readily used. This is always the biggest drain on any attempt to structure a more efficient approach.
So the basic question becomes how to "save" all of this energy from being lost.That's what's at the center of a breakthrough project I came across yesterday...
Clean Energy Stocks That Add Green to Your Portfolio
Clean energy stocks are looking sweet for investors in the long term. That's because clean energy will account for 33% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2016 - up from 16% today, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Moreover, solar, wind, and geothermal production are expected to double over the next 25 years, according to the same report.
The following are clean energy stocks that promise to benefit most from the alternative energy industry's burgeoning inclusion into our daily lives...
Has Solar Power Finally Arrived?
Solar power has three major benefits: It's renewable, it's great for the environment, and it can be produced right here at home.
There has always been one big problem with solar, however - the price. For years now, its high cost has always been the biggest weapon in every critic's arsenal.
But a study released last week suggests this objection is about to fall by the wayside for good.Here's what it means for the energy sector, and for investors.
Energy Investing Alert: Soon All Investors Will Be Able to Hit It Big in Oil and Gas
Last September the SEC changed its regulations on how big-time oil and gas projects can be financed, allowing smaller investors to participate directly in owning parts of oil and gas production.
We moved forward with Money Map Project #1 soon after, releasing it to our subscribers at the end of last year.
That project was limited to "accredited investors."But now we're working on a way for ALL investors to get in on direct energy investing deals...
Energy Stocks 2014: Follow Warren Buffett's Strategy to Pick the Winners
Energy stocks 2014:The North American oil and gas boom is setting the energy sector ablaze right now. A boom in supply, coupled with a projected 56% increase in the global consumption of oil and gas by 2040, means that some of the best investments are in energy.
But it's important to know which energy stocks give the best returns with the lowest risk.To continue reading, please click here...