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How M&A Will Send Oil and Gas Stocks Higher in 2015

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Oil and gas stocks will gain momentum in 2015 as M&A activity heats up and energy prices rebound.

The process will result in a new group of heavyweight companies that will rule the energy market.

Here's what you need to know about the biggest deals so far this year - including the largest merger of the decade...

Natural Gas News: Lower Prices Won't Hurt Sector's Profit Power

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Natural Gas News: Natural gas prices today (Thursday) abruptly declined after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly supply report.

But with global demand on the rise, prices will follow.

Here's what you need to know about natural gas prices today - and how you can profit...

Why the Price of Oil Is Surging – in One Picture

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The price of oil is still on the rise today (Tuesday). As of 12:35 p.m. GMT (7:35 a.m. EST) today, Brent traded at $56.38 a barrel, a nearly 3% gain from its previous value.

That puts Brent oil up 14% since last Friday (Jan. 30). And on that day, Brent surged 8% - its biggest one-day gain since 2009.

WTI crude traded this morning at $50.88, up roughly 2.6% since Monday night.

Oil prices are surging for one reason, and this picture says it all...

The Last Time U.S. Gas Prices Were This Low…

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Gas prices across the nation are on track to sink below $2 a gallon by the end of January for the first time since March 25, 2009.

Twenty-five states and more than 50% of U.S. gas stations averaged sub-$2 a gallon gas prices on Jan. 20 according to AAA. The average U.S. gas price could fall to $1.95 - or even lower - "over the next few weeks."

And so for the first time in almost six years, many American motorists will joyfully watch local gas station prices tick under $2. They'll also save an estimated $750 on average at the pump in 2015 compared to last year, according to GasBuddy.

In fact, the last time gas prices were this low...

This Grand Manipulation Explains Why Oil Prices Are So Low

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If you're looking for explanation as to why oil prices are so low, look no further.

Certainly low oil prices have to do with supply and demand. Yet, there's one thing pushing the price down that has nothing to do with the oil itself.

The truth is there has been a concerted shorting strategy underway...

Where Oil Prices Are Headed After Middle East Airstrikes

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Future gas and oil prices are in focus this week as the U.S. and its allies have initiated airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

Our expert explains where oil prices are headed, and what you can expect to pay at the pump in coming months...

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

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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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What "Exceptionally Unstable" Crude Oil Prices Will Do to Gas This Week

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Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors appeared on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Fridayto discuss what geopolitical conflict in Iraq will do to crude oil prices and the effect on gas this week.

On Friday, Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) insurgents attacked Baji, an area about 200 miles north of Baghdad. Baji houses the largest refinery in Iraq, which accounts for almost a third of the country's refining capacity. Although the Iraqi government said it held Baji against the attack, ISIS has control of areas just outside the refinery.

Watch the video to see where Moors thinks "exceptionally unstable" crude oil prices will go from here, and whether gas prices will hit $4 per gallon this week...

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Gas Prices to Reach $5 This Summer?

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Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on gas prices.

"I think the world is underestimating the impact here," Fitz-Gerald said of the ISIS' looming effect on gas prices.

Watch the video to see what location Fitz-Gerald is the most worried about.

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Gas Prices Are Heading Up (and the Sector That Will Benefit)

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The price of gasoline in the U.S. is on the rise again.

Futures prices for RBOB ("Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending"), the NYMEX futures contract for gasoline, are up over 11% for the year, and a full 6.6% of that increase has come in the past month.

In fact, gas is up 2.4% over the past week alone. Today, the average retail price is 4 cents higher per gallon than a year ago.

And you can bet that as we move into the "official" start of the summer driving season, the worst is yet to come. Prices will be headed even higher.

So with all the hoopla surrounding our newfound oil wealth and our legitimate move to become energy self-sufficient in as little as a decade, why are gas prices still climbing?

Let me explain...

Why Disrupted Ukraine Gas Pipelines Won't Send Gas Prices Skyrocketing

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Oil and gas prices shot up this week on fears that the Ukraine gas pipelines will be disrupted during Ukraine's conflict with Russia.

Yesterday (Monday), gas futures climbed up 10% in early trading - the biggest rise in two years. The benchmark price for oil rose more than 2%.

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How to Invest in Natural Gas Today

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There's a new global capital shift that's affecting how to invest in natural gas today for maximum profit.

You see, there was a time when U.S. manufacturing companies invested heavily in the Middle East because of the region's low-cost energy sources.

Today, that money is coming back home.

International companies have noticed that the United States is a cheap source of natural gas. That's because the rise of hydraulic fracturing triggered a boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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The Best Stocks to Buy Now to Play the Booming Marcellus Shale 

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The shale gas revolution in the United States just keeps getting better - especially if you know the best energy stocks to buy now.

This past spring the research group Potential Gas Committee raised its estimate of potential recoverable U.S. natural gas reserves significantly.

The group increased its 2010 estimate by 25.6% to 2,384 trillion cubic feet of gas. That is double the estimate of just 10 years ago.

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For the Best Natural Gas Stocks, Look Deep in the Heart of Texas

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To pick the best natural gas stocks to play the natgas price rise, you need to look not just at company fundamentals, but one crucial factor: Where these companies' assets lie...

That's because companies with assets in Texas are booming, and will deliver some of the best gains ever seen by energy investors.

Texas is the historical center of the U.S. energy industry. Today it's a major producer of natural gas.

Joel D. Moxley, president of the Gas Processors Association, told the Houston Business Journal, "Booming is the only way to describe the natural gas industry in Texas."

Texas holds about 23% of the U.S. natural gas reserves and accounts for approximately 30% of current U.S. output.

Its present output is roughly 19.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. That means if ranked globally, Texas would rank third for natural gas production - behind Russia and the other 49 U.S. states.

One main area of focus for natural gas in the Lone Star state is the Eagle Ford Shale Formation. Production there nearly tripled between 2009 and 2012.

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How to Invest in Natural Gas Stocks as Prices Swing Back

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There are staggering numbers coming out of the energy world - numbers that explain how to invest in natural gas now...

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in the United States alone is parked over roughly 862 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. That's over a century's worth of domestic supply.

Better yet, there's plenty of domestic demand for that supply -and it's growing.

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