Things people absolutely can't live without make great investments - they tend to do well even in bad times. But add in the catalyst of $700 billion a year in global spending and you've got more than a great investment - you've got a prospective blockbuster.
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From the Editor: Shares of MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) are up 63% since Kent recommended them in Energy Advantage. Genesis Energy LP (Nasdaq: GEL) is up 71%. But the MLP market is about to get much more interesting, according to Kent. That's why he's targeting the "clones" now...
From the tax advantages to their high-paying yields, it's hard to beat the returns of a Master Limited Partnership (MLP).
And the good news for us is that this market is about to heat up again, especially when it comes to energy-based MLPs.
You see, the shape and focus of these MLPs is changing fast and for the better - even though it hasn't drawn much attention outside of these pages quite yet.
However, don't expect all of this to remain under the radar for too much longer.
In fact, new "MLP clones" are beginning to emerge that are going to hand us some interesting investment options in the coming months.
The U.S. Federal Reserve was also in the spotlight, and Twitter took center stage once again as we learned of the micro-blogging site's target IPO date.
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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.
An array of energy's sub-industries are making a fortune from America's natural gas boom.
Rigs, pipelines, rail, wastewater treatment, trucking, seismic imaging, well-site security... And a lot more opportunity is on the way, like the deal Kent just uncovered.
But perhaps the most unlikely beneficiary of the shale revolution is the coal industry.
After all, "King Coal" has been dethroned in recent years by the swelling supply - and bargain prices - of clean-burning natural gas. Indeed, thermal coal at the Australian port of Newcastle, the Asian benchmark price, is currently near lows not seen since November 2009.
Australian producers have especially been struggling. They've been cutting costs and paring back production because U.S. and large project financiers like the World Bank are pulling away from coal projects.
And overall, ever-increasing environmental regulation is discouraging coal-powered electricity.
But the dynamic is suddenly changing.
Back in the times of the California gold rush, people didn't need to work out how to invest in the bonanza. They simply grabbed some basic mining gear and headed up into the hills.
Today California is the home of yet another wealth-creating boom - the oil contained within the Monterey Shale formation.
As Mark Twain once said, "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
Even with shale energy, not every well that's drilled is going to be a major strike. But a select group of companies profit from every single well that's built regardless of how much oil or gas it produces. Without a doubt, these companies are making the most of the U.S. shale boom...
From the Editor: You're getting special access to Bill Patalon's latest Private Briefing because the situation in Syria is escalating by the hour, and a U.S. strike would have a significant and immediate impact on stocks, but an even bigger impact on oil. So Bill called the one man who'd know exactly what to do...
Oil prices have been surging on fears that the Obama administration is planning to punish Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people.
But the real question is whether this escalation in "black gold" prices is going to continue.
As we'll see in a minute, our in-house energy expert - the noted Dr. Kent Moors - believes that oil prices are headed much higher.
And he has lots of company...
After 40 years of empty promises, the prospect of U.S. energy independence has finally become a real part of the national conversation.
In fact, if current production trends continue, the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's largest oil producer in 2017, according to both the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the International Energy Agency.
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To pick the best natural gas stocks to play the natgas price rise, you need to look not just at company fundamentals, but one crucial factor: Where these companies' assets lie...
That's because companies with assets in Texas are booming, and will deliver some of the best gains ever seen by energy investors.
Texas is the historical center of the U.S. energy industry. Today it's a major producer of natural gas.
Joel D. Moxley, president of the Gas Processors Association, told the Houston Business Journal, "Booming is the only way to describe the natural gas industry in Texas."
Texas holds about 23% of the U.S. natural gas reserves and accounts for approximately 30% of current U.S. output.
Its present output is roughly 19.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. That means if ranked globally, Texas would rank third for natural gas production - behind Russia and the other 49 U.S. states.
One main area of focus for natural gas in the Lone Star state is the Eagle Ford Shale Formation. Production there nearly tripled between 2009 and 2012.
The story of how to invest in oil in the U.S. is changing thanks to a new development...
Before now, much of the increased oil production (U.S. output at a 17-year high) from the Bakken in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin in Texas never reached the marketplace. It simply piled up in storage facilities at the main U.S. oil hub in Cushing, OK.
The huge inventory of oil at Cushing was the main culprit behind domestic WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil selling at a discount to the global benchmark, Brent crude oil.
But, as pointed out by Money Morning Global Energy Specialist Dr. Kent Moors, that is all beginning to change.
Already the spread between WTI and Brent has narrowed dramatically from about $20 a barrel in February to less than $3 a barrel today.
The reason for the change is the amount of pipeline infrastructure being added to move oil from the Cushing choke point to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
The U.S. and Canada dominate the shale oil boom, but that’s about to change. Dr. Kent Moors details where these other big shale oil reserves reside.
If you want to know how to invest in the most lucrative area of energy, just focus on U.S. shale oil production.
In fact, we just uncovered the next wave of "millionaire-maker" shale oil plays.
It's hard to believe that an advancement as profitable as this one was practically non-existent merely 10 years ago.
Fast forward to last year, when domestic oil production marked the largest single-year increase on record, thanks in large part to increased U.S. shale oil production, according to BP's Statistical Review of World Energy. Oil production, including U.S. shale oil, grew by about one million barrels a day last year to about 8.9 million barrels per day, reported BP.
That's up 13.9% from 2011.
And, in turn, the increased U.S. shale oil production caused U.S. crude oil imports to drop to the lowest level since 1997, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude imports in 2012 were about 8.5 million barrels of oil a day, down from a peak in 2005 of 10.1 million barrels per day - again thanks to rapidly growing U.S. shale oil production.
With higher oil prices now, does that mean looming inflation? Here’s how this situation is different than before, and how it will affect your money. Read More...
In the wee hours of July 6, 2013, a freight train derailed. The accident sent several cars hurtling downhill into the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, close to the American border.
The train was full of crude oil, and the cars, without any brakes or engine power, went smashing into the center of town. The ensuing explosion leveled Lac-Mégantic's homey, lakefront downtown. Thirty buildings were destroyed.