oil investing

This Texas Play Has All the Components of a Massive Energy Investing Winner

Kent Moors

Marina and I returned home from Houston late Wednesday night. After trips to London and Mexico City, we were tired to say the least... but also very excited.

That's because our latest trip allowed us to spend several days visiting the initial drilling sites for Money Map Project #1 in South and East Texas.

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Finding the Best Energy Investments: Intel from Rio de Janeiro

aerial view; of Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro,

If this is Thursday, it must be...Brazil.

I returned home late last night from Baltimore where we were putting the final touches on one of the best energy investments yet, a huge new precedent-setting play we'll be releasing very shortly.

But my wife Marina and I are now into a very hectic travel schedule.

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The Misunderstood Link Between Oil, Natural Gas and Inflation

Energy prices, particularly oil and natural gas, are no longer a direct driver of inflation. Oil and gas prices have been resilient in the absence of inflation.

The deeper reason for the upward move in prices has been the Fed's easy money and low interest rate policies.

Oil and gas are giving investors greater leverage to make profits in upcoming market gyrations. Dr. Kent Moors explains.<

How to Invest in Oil in 2013: The New U.S. Profit Plays

Energy oil barrel

The latest annual Statistical Review of World Energy from energy giant BP PLC pointed out how the U.S. energy landscape has changed in just a few short years - which changes how to invest in oil for maximum profits.

In the Review, BP said that the expansion of both oil and natural gas production in the United States was the fastest in the world in 2012.

In fact, U.S. oil production in 2012 grew at the quickest pace since BP began keeping track of the global oil scene in 1965.

The increase of about one million barrels per day was due, of course, to the exploitation of unconventional sources such as shale and tight oil.

Pair the increasing production numbers with where oil prices will be trading in the near term, and we get a clearer picture of how to invest in oil in 2013... here's why.

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A 795,000 Mile Long Pipeline to Big Energy Profits

At the request of a major player in oil and gas pipelines, I was given a major task.

I had to estimate how much of the U.S gas and oil infrastructure needs to be replaced by 2025.

Then I needed to estimate the extent of additional connectors that would be needed to handle new domestic hydrocarbon developments.

And you thought Super Bowl Sunday was a lot of pressure.

This Key Energy Metric Could Make You A Lot of Money

Last week I discussed what EROEI is-and how to use it.

This week I'd like to talk about how this key metric affects the balance of your energy investment portfolio.

Now, this is certainly not the only element in determining preferable stock moves, but it's critical that you know the EROEI because it could make you a lot of money.

Recognizing the real elements that determine the genuine cost of energy production, EROEI is becoming an important factor in estimating profit margins.

And those margins certainly influence the performance of a stock as we've seen all across the energy value chain in recent months.

EROEI refers to the amount of energy used to produce energy.

If this ratio produces a figure of 1.0, EROEI is telling us that it takes one barrel of oil equivalent to produce one barrel as a result.

Anything under 1.0 means that more energy is consumed in the production process than is gained as an end product.

EROEI has the advantage of being a useful yardstick throughout the energy curve - from upstream production sites (wellheads, generating facilities) through midstream (gathering, transit, storage and initial processing) to downstream (refineries, terminals, wholesale and retail distribution, end use).

Some applications of EROEI are already in wide usage, although we don't tend to think about them in these terms. Energy-efficiency ratings on appliances, heating and cooling systems, windows, or building supplies are an application at the end of the energy curve.

But how can we use this to fine-tune an investment portfolio?

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