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As we have discussed on several occasions, there is a revolution occurring on the demand side in natural gas. No fewer than five major advances are hitting that will ramp up the requirements for this fuel source.
It's a development every investor should know about because it pushes new names on to the list of today's best investments in natural gas.This is creating a rare opportunity for energy investors...
How to Invest in Natural Gas Today
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.To continue reading click here...
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...
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.
Investing in Natural Gas: These ETFs Hold Clues to a Price Rebound
Analysts and experts love to say the U.S. is "the Saudi Arabia of natural gas."
That statement implies the U.S. is to natural gas as Saudi Arabia is to oil: One of the world's top producers with decades (perhaps longer) worth of reserves of the commodity.
Wearing the crown as the world's largest gas producer has been both a gift and a curse for the U.S. A gift in that exploding production of the fuel at various shale plays throughout the country has created an economic benefit in the form of hundreds of thousands direct and indirect jobs. Not to mention, natural gas stands as perhaps the most viable avenue for the U.S. to significantly reduce its dependence on foreign oil.
That is the good news.
However, a burden has been endured by those who are investing in natural gas, looking to profit from the U.S. gas boom. Combine record production with the facts that demand has been tepid and natural gas is not yet widely used as a transportation fuel, and prices have plunged.
There are signs, faint as they may be, that natural gas is rebounding. Anyone interested in investing in natural gas can use some familiar ETFs to finally profit from that trend.
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Good News for Investing in Natural Gas: U.S. Government Approves Sabine Pass Plant
That breeze gusting through the streets this morning isn't the sign of a coming storm.
That's a collective sigh of relief coming from those investing in natural gas companies after a torrid first quarter for the sector. Natural gas prices have collapsed below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in a decade.
And that's not even adjusted for inflation...
But on Tuesday came the first positive sign in months.
The U.S. government approved the development of the Sabine Pass plant, the first natural gas export facility in the lower 48 states.
CNN Money reports:
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FERC] voted in favor of Texas-based Cheniere Energy's plan to build a giant natural gas liquefaction and export terminal at Sabine Pass, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana boarder just north of the Gulf of Mexico.
Although environmentalists have threatened to sue to stop the 500-acre, $10 billion project, Cheniere says it plans to start building before July."
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