The Truth About $6 Gas, $200 Oil and the Quest for Energy Independence
No one needs to tell the average American about the impact of oil and gas prices. If they don't feel it in their wallets every day, they hear about it on the news every night.
But surprisingly, amid all the rhetoric, there have been no real answers to some of the key questions driving the energy debate... until now.
Is President Obama truly responsible for high gas prices, and can his opponents really bring them back down?
What role has Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's loose monetary policy...
How to Profit on the Natural Gas Surplus
The recent mild winter and the unparalleled potential in new shale gas production have combined to result in a depressed pricing market for natural gas.
The rise in demand for everything from electricity to petrochemical feeder stock, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, and even usage in vehicle fuels, will start driving that price up over the next two years.
You already know that, of course.
We've talked about it many times before.
But now there's something else on the horizon...
The Natural Gas Act: Another Washington Boondoggle
With gasoline fast approaching $4 a gallon and heading toward $5 this summer, it's no surprise that politicians are panicking.
In Washington D.C., everything is an emergency. Legislation is always the antidote.
So now politicians are pushing the Natural Gas Act as a solution to high gas prices, rather than allowing the market to work.
Start Seizing Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Profits
Last week, Kent challenged me to offer you a way to make some money in energy.
I started scanning the energy and agricultural stocks I monitor, and began combing financials, looking for some undervalued little company about to pop.
Then I stopped.
I already knew a failsafe way to ace Kent's challenge. And so do you. We talk about it all the time.
It's the midstream sector of the energy supply chain, particularly in Master Limited Partnerships or MLPs
And it's the...
Natural Gas Q&A: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
It has been a while since I responded to your many emails.
So, as we await the latest developments in the European debt mess, today seems like a good time to answer a few. This time around, I am addressing some of your questions and comments that deal with natural gas.
By the way, my staff and I read all of the input and feedback you send our way, and we're very grateful for it. Please email me at
Double Your Profits in the New Age of Natural Gas
I recently got an e-mail from one of my Oil & Energy Investor subscribers, who posed a very interesting question. Take a look:
I bought a nice position in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (AMEX: CQP). It is not clear to me if they are in a position to benefit earnings-wise from future expansions of the business. Is a future dividend increase in the cards?
Merger Mania Returns to Natural Gas
Today we're going out into the Moroccan desert to evaluate shale gas fields here. It's early morning, and I am now awaiting my "ride."
They tell me his name is Saad, which means "happiness" in Arabic. Seems a strange name for what I'm still hoping is a Jeep.
Nonetheless, I have a few moments before he shows up to reflect on my government meetings in the capital city of Rabat.
This is an impressive city, with large areas of greenery and beautiful gardens. It also boasts one of the largest palace...
A Natural Gas Company Floating in Profits
Australia, like America, is awash in natural gas. But Australia's gas isn't conveniently located under terra firma, near existing pipelines. We have that luxury and advantage.
Most of the gas Down Under is in giant underwater deposits, located more than 100 miles from Australia's shores. Developing some of its largest fields, far from any landmass, has been a problem without a solution... until now.
Money Morning Mailbag: Natural Gas Prices Present New Era of Energy Investing – But U.S. Government Not Up to Speed
Last week Money Morning Contributing Writer Jack Barnes explained how the delayed rebound in natural gas prices is offering investors a key opportunity in energy investing.
Spot prices for crude oil and liquefied natural gas, or LNG, have risen disproportionately to the low price of natural gas on the U.S. market.