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    Canada's energy industry may be most famous for its world-class oil sands resources. But a new shale oil field could surpass the oil sands as Canada's largest untapped oil reserve.

    In fact, it could even rival the massive Bakken shale of North Dakota in terms of recoverable oil.

    This area lies north of British Columbia and east of the Yukon. It's the Northwest Territories.

    Recent data from Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) and the Northwest Territories Geological Survey shows that this area holds as much as 200 billion barrels of shale oil reserves. That compares to U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Bakken shale formation will yield up to 7.4 billion barrels.

    Not all of this Canadian oil is necessarily recoverable. But the Canol and Bluefish shales contain a total approaching 7 billion barrels of economically viable resources.

    Here's a look at the vast potential of Canada's Northwest Territories...

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Make a Killing on the Coming Energy "Debt Bubble"

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Following some nice recent gains and despite a dip on Tuesday, the market currently remains at just below $60 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures in New York.

The recent rise in prices would seem to be just what the smaller operators in the United States need to avoid a sector meltdown.

A few months back, when prices were pushing lows of $40 a barrel, there was widespread talk of a wave of bankruptcies coming in the oil patch. The picture is now better, given a recovery in crude prices.

But there is another shoe about to fall in the ongoing fight by smaller companies to survive...

Why There’s Been So Much Uncertainty About Oil Prices This Week

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The recent move in oil prices prompted the talking heads on TV to warn us the market is oversupplied, thereby driving prices down.

But now they will need to switch gears and “explain” why they are moving up.

Here's the real key to this week's oil uncertainty...

The Bakken Shale's Massive Production Growth Will Boost These Major Players

The Bakken Shale

The Bakken Shale formation of North Dakota and Montana was back in focus for investors earlier this week when Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) announced plans to purchase Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG).

Through the deal, WLL will pay $3.8 billion in stock and $2.2 billion in debt. The combined company produced over 107,000 barrels of oil equivalent in the first quarter of 2014.

But WLL isn't the only company profiting from the Bakken Shale.

This area is experiencing massive production growth, and all of these companies are riding its momentum...

These Top LNG Stocks Trounced the Markets in January 2014

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The broader markets had a dismal month of January - the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 5.3% and the S&P 500 dipped 3.6% - but these liquefied natural gas (LNG) stocks all boasted strong returns.

The outlook for LNG stocks continues to look bright as well. Increased demand for natural gas in China, the increased supply of shale gas in the United States, and the high number of export facilities awaiting approval for construction in the United States are all bullish signs for LNG investors.

These five LNG stocks vastly outperformed the markets in January and have room to continue upward...

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Why the Keystone XL Crude Oil Pipeline Deal Is Far from Done

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Late Friday afternoon, the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline cleared one of its biggest hurdles.

In its Final Environmental Impact Statement, the U.S. Department of State concluded that completing the pipeline's northern leg would not have a major impact on global greenhouse gas emissions.

It just needs to get past these last political hurdles...

Keystone Pipeline Gets Step Closer to Approval – Which Is Good News for These Investors

Keystone XL pipeline supporters - who have been waiting years for this project to be completed - just received good news from the U.S. Department of State.

The Keystone pipeline is 1,179 miles long and would connect heavy crude oil from bitumen deposits in Canada to the southeastern refining network of the United States. While the southern portion has been built, the northern section requires approval given its cross-border passage.

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The Best "Yardstick" for Picking Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy

Determining fair value is vital when deciding whether a stock is a good buy or not. In the case of energy stocks, there happens to be a yardstick investors can use to bring home market-beating trades time and time again.

And the best part is, hardly anyone else is using it...

Two of Today's Best Investments in the Growing Trend of Energy Security

We've seen how the U.S. shale oil and gas boom has created a lot of new investing opportunities in the energy sector. As U.S. production soars, however, so do the risks to the infrastructure required to get the oil and gas out of the ground and into people's homes and autos.

Now energy security is growing into a handsome profit opportunity of its own...

Two Stocks to Buy to Tap Into the Massive Wolfcamp Shale


Texas has some of the biggest shale oil reserves in the country. And new discoveries in one of those, the Wolfcamp formation, has stunned many energy experts. This shale oil formation is now thought to be the second-largest in the world.

And two companies already operating there will be first in line for the profits...

The Five Biggest Oil Investing Trends of 2014

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The global oil market in 2013 was dominated by geopolitical disruptions, a huge boom in U.S. domestic production, and double-digit gains for energy investors. As a group, energy stocks rose 18%. And a handful of the quality shares, including several recommended by Dr. Kent Moors, doubled.

But the next 12 months could be even better…

What the Fed Taper Means for Oil Prices

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Despite the big gains on Wall Street after the Fed announced it would start to taper its stimulus programs in January, the move takes away a big prop to stock prices. Well, most stock prices. Because as the era of cheap money goes away, something very interesting is going to happen with oil...

and it's going to change global markets in a fundamental way...

Best Investments 2014: How to Profit from the Budget Deal

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The first real Washington budget deal in years won't make that much of a difference to most Americans, but for investors it could be a trove of profits. That's because buried in the details of this deal is an extraordinary investment opportunity almost no one else has noticed.

Here's a clue: It's energy-related...

Best Oil Stocks to Buy as U.S. Jumps to World's Top Oil Producer

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It's time to look at oil stocks to buy as the United States gets ready to surpass the world's biggest oil producers.

Earlier this month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the United States will jump past both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015.

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Why Shale Gas Spells Trouble for the Russians

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When it comes to natural gas, Russia has had it too good for too long. For years Russian gas companies have forced customers to overpay for product, or in some cases pay for product they didn't even use. But the rapid rise of shale gas production in North America has changed everything. Dr. Kent Moors explains what all this means -

and how it could be an opportunity to profit...

How to Invest in the World's Biggest Shale Oil Field

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The shale oil and gas boom is going global, as we explored Tuesday in Money Morning.

And this means huge profit opportunities for those who know how to invest in this global shale revolution.

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