Investing in Natural Gas 2013
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.
These Fracking Trucks Reveal Energy's Most Underreported Boom
Now that the rig market for oil and gas projects is heating up again, it's time to invest where energy's big-money cycle actually begins.
After all, without a rig, a well is nothing more than a dot on a map.
That's why the oil field service (OFS) business always improves before the fortunes of field production companies.
But there's an even earlier link in this profit chain...
How to Invest in Natural Gas Stocks as Prices Swing Back
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.
Natural Gas Companies: LNG Export Boom Still on the Launchpad
Anyone investing in natural gas companies is eagerly awaiting news that the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export boom is officially underway… While we still have to wait, the good news is that last week Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told Reuters his department will go through the applications as quickly as possible. He added that he expects the Energy Department to conduct a “fair amount of action” regarding the applications this year. This falls in step with the Obama Administration’s energy initiatives, which include a push for the development of “a global market for natural gas.” This global natgas market will replace the current regional gas markets only if there are large exports of cheap natural gas from the U.S. Such exports are one main reason Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors is bullish on natural gas prices in the years ahead. He’s also bullish about the prospects for investors in certain natural gas companies – especially ones positioning to profit from Asia’s need for LNG… The Sea Route to Asia Paved With Riches As pointed out by Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth, selling LNG to Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea and increasingly China will be a lucrative business in the years ahead. Japan and South Korea are the biggest importers of LNG. Japan, in the year ending in March, imported a record 87 million tons of LNG after shutting down 48 of the country’s 50 nuclear reactors. That is more than one-third of the world's LNG exports of 240 million tons in 2011.