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Natural Gas Service (NGS): Gas Field Gains

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Natural Gas Service (NGS): Gas Field Gains

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy “I am getting more interested in natural gas; we all realize that crude oil production is peaking and that new discoveries are deep, dangerous to exploit, and bottom line expensive,” says resource expert Curtis Hesler . The editor of Professional Timing Service explains, “Investors can consider Natural Gas Service Group ( NGS ), a natural gas field equipment provider that I am adding to our recommended list. “While technology is improving in wind and hydroelectric generation, perhaps the greatest technical strides are being seen in natural gas production. Continue reading Natural Gas Service (NGS): Gas Field Gains Natural Gas Service (NGS): Gas Field Gains originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Top Picks 2011: Range Resources (RRC)

Filed in Bank Gold, commodities, o by on January 5, 2011 0 Comments
Top Picks 2011: Range Resources (RRC)

Filed under: Newsletters , Commodities , Oil , Stocks to Buy , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “Our top pick for 2011 is natural gas producer ( RRC ), which is on our recommended buy list,” says Geoffrey Seiler . The editor of BullMarket.com explains, “With natural gas prices depressed, we think now is the time to buy low, and Range is one of the best-positioned companies in the natural gas sector, both in terms of growth, assets, and being a low-cost producer. Continue reading Top Picks 2011: Range Resources (RRC) Top Picks 2011: Range Resources (RRC) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Noble Finds Oil in Israel – Analyst Blog

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Noble Energy announced that it has made a natural gas discovery in the Leviathan field offshore Israel.

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2011 Stock Market Predictions

2011 Stock Market Predictions

I have no idea what will happen in 2011. None whatsoever… But who would? Main Street has just about given up on Wall Street, withdrawing some $77 billion from mutual funds. We’ve watched as Bernanke lied to us about dollar monetization and inflationary threats… We witnessed the Fed pump billions into the pipelines, the fight over health care, Greece’s implosion, imbecilic actions in D.C., stupidity on trading room floors, unrest in Europe, dollar devaluations… and so much more. And someone is supposed to know what’s coming next? As we say goodbye to 2010, here’s what the smart money seems to be betting on: Commodities will continue to explode. Gold will rally to $1,500. Silver will break $30… again. Copper will nail new highs. And oil could easily run amok above $100 a barrel again. Coal will spike higher. FBR Capital just upped 2011-2012 coal prices by about 9.5% and 5.8%. “Part of our steam-coal price forecast is tied to higher exports and raising our natural-gas price forecast to $5.50 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf),” they said. And there’s news of power plant coal shortages in China, which supports higher demand. Buy if you haven’t yet. Rare earth stocks will skyrocket on supply-demand issues. China is increasing tariffs, and there’s no end to low export quotas out of China… Molycorp (MCP), Rare Earth Elements (REE), the Rare Earth ETF (REMX), and our $1.50 Greenland stock will pick up momentum. Buy rare earths now. Housing will not recover— not until 2014 at the earliest. And banks will suffer. Mortgage troubles are rising as prices continue to fall in vulnerable markets; there aren’t enough buyers to pick up the overhang, declines, or coming foreclosures. Even RealtyTrac doesn’t see a recovery until 2014. And don’t forget that mortgage rates will rise again in 2011, dampening any demand and cutting back on affordability. The agflation threat will continue to increase …

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Warren Resources, Inc. (WRES) to Present at Southcoast Energy Conference

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Warren Resources Inc., an independent energy company engaged in the exploration and development of domestic onshore oil and natural gas reserves, announced recently that the company will present at the Capital One Southcoast 2010 Energy Conference in New Orleans on December 7, 2010. Timothy Larkin, Warren’s Executive VP and CFO, along with David Fleming, its

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Natural Gas Stocks Building Rapidly – Analyst Blog

Filed in Gold Investing by on October 8, 2010 0 Comments

EIA reported a higher-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies.

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Bernanke on Oil: "Mission Accomplished"

Filed in Gold Investing, Gold Prices by on October 1, 2010 0 Comments

For some strange reason as fiat U.S. dollars flood the world searching out a home, energy has been a huge laggard. I can understand natural gas as it is the least ‘exportable’ commodity in the world – hence is a direct reflection of the U.S. econ…

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Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. (MSEH) Issues Operations Update on Oil and Gas Activity

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Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. issued an operations update on the company’s oil and gas activities in New York. Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. is currently drilling test wells at the Java natural gas field located in Wyoming County, New York. The company intends to determine the potential of the Marcellus Shale and other formations on its

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How to Profit When Big Oil Bets on Natural Gas

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How to Profit When Big Oil Bets on Natural Gas

Royal Dutch Shell said that by 2012 it expects more than half of its output will be natural gas — not oil. That is as if Starbucks said it expects to sell more tea than coffee. Yet this is not unusual for Big Oil these days. In fact, most are making big bets on natural gas. Exxon Mobil completed eight projects last year. Seven of them were for natural gas projects — not oil. Of the three scheduled this year, two of them are gas. ConocoPhillips paid $5 billion for Origen, an Australian gas company. Meanwhile, Chevron hammers away at its mammoth liquefied natural gas plant off the coast of Australia, at a total cost of more than $40 billion. (Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, is easier to transport.) Most of the oil giants are also slamming billion-dollar fistfuls to pick up shale gas acreage in places such as the Marcellus in Appalachia. This shift creates new opportunities for investors. But before we get to those, let’s try to understand what’s happening. There are several things at work here. One is that new oil deposits, like pitchers who can hit, are becoming harder to find. They are also costlier. The Kashagan oil field, which was supposed to be a great find in the Caspian Sea, is seven years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Another factor at work is that 90% of the world’s oil reserves are in the hands of national oil companies. They are off-limits for the likes of Exxon and others. By contrast, natural gas deposits are more plentiful. They are also getting cheaper to develop. The cost to build an offshore LNG terminal is about half of what it was only two years ago. The big LNG plants can be just as expensive as anything in the oil world, but — unlike oil — these projects don’t usually go forward unless there are long-term contracts in hand to support them. Some of these contracts go for 20-year terms. This makes the business more appealing to the majors, who don’t have to sweat the huge ups and downs they endure in the oil markets. With contracts in hand, the gas business is just one of putting together an Erector Set. As The Economist notes, “The gas business is really an infrastructure business: drill wells, build gas plants, install pipelines and accrue profits.” But there is more. The world’s use of natural gas is growing faster than its use of oil. The IEA’s guess is that oil consumption grows half a percent a year. Natural gas consumption, by contrast, should rise more than 50% in the next 20 years. Total, the big French oil company, is even more bullish. It estimates that China will use much more natural gas than is commonly assumed. Only a lack of infrastructure keeps China’s appetite for natural gas under wraps. But China is in the process of building that infrastructure today. It is only a matter of time before the nat gas markets feel its impact. Finally, natural gas is cleaner burning. There is a lot of talk of carbon taxes of one kind or another, not only in the U.S., but abroad. I believe it is matter of when, not if, governments punish dirtier fuels. …

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First Trust ISE-Reserve Natural Gas (FCG): 30 Picks in One

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Filed under: Newsletters , ETF Investing , Commodities , Oil , Green Stocks “The biggest opportunity for energy investors today is natural gas. And investors can buy 30 natural gas stocks with one ETF: the First Trust ISE-Reserve Natural Gas ETF ( FCG ),” says Ian Wyatt . The editor of The 100K Portfolio explains, “There are many reasons for businesses, consumers, investors and politicians to be bullish on this commodity. Natural gas seemingly has everything we could want from an energy source – it’s cheap, clean, and there is an abundance of it throughout our country. “For this very reason, ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy company, is acquiring one of the leading natural gas companies in the country – XTO Energy. The $41 billion acquisition will make ExxonMobil the single biggest producer of natural gas, solidifying the company’s commanding position in the energy sector. Smart investors should follow Exxon’s lead and look to gain exposure to natural gas today. Continue reading First Trust ISE-Reserve Natural Gas (FCG): 30 Picks in One First Trust ISE-Reserve Natural Gas (FCG): 30 Picks in One originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Fireworks in the Markets

Very suitable fireworks in the markets as we celebrate our Independence. Be safe we will be back Tuesday…enjoy your long weekend. We feel oil could have another 3-4% downside at the most before we get a bounce higher. As we voiced in recent posts we expect the $70 level to act as solid support in August. If next weeks trade finds buyers we should have some bullish plays in September or October futures and options. Inside day in natural gas wiped out most of the previous days gains. Aggressive trades could have used today’s setback to buy as we will stay long with clients as long as $4.50 supports in August. Our featured play is call spreads in October with clients. From here we expect indices to bounce; we view this as a tradable bottom but nothing more. On a bounce to 1060-1070 in the S&P we will be shopping bearish plays for clients. October sugar was higher by 2.58% today’s closing at a six week high. On a run above 17 cents we see resistance at 17.45 followed by 18.35. If lucky enough to see that we advised clients to exit ALL remaining longs. On a settlement below 16 cents early next week our upside objectives would need to be reduced. December cotton closed lower all five sessions this week; our 74 cent objective is getting closer. Aggressive traders that are ok trading illiquid markets could lightly buy November lumber as an interim low is likely in. Though volumes were light yesterday could prove to be an interim top in Treasuries; on confirmation next week clients will be looking at NOB spreads (short 30-yr bonds/long 10-yr notes). Continue to accumulate longs in December live cattle. It was encouraging today in the metals to see little down side follow thru. Gold was slightly higher but unable to close above the 50 day MA. We will let the dust settle before making any calls. Trade lower was rejected in silver with prices closing just above the 100 day MA; in September at $17.83. We suggest buying silver as prices have come down 7.5% this week. Use set backs in corn, wheat and soybeans to be a buyer as we think the lows are in. Our favorite remains corn as we suggested clients to buy December next week on any retracement. As for currencies we have three ideas, long the Loonie, short the Yen and short the Swissie. For specifics do not hesitate to contact us. Risk Disclosure: The risk of loss in trading commodity futures and options can be substantial. Past performance is

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Natural Gas Use Likely to Double

Natural Gas Use Likely to Double

Filed under: Forecasts , Industry , Market Matters , Commodities A new study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology states that natural gas usage will double in the next several decades, from the present 20% to 40%. Why natural gas? First off, we have plenty of it. Globally, we have a century and half of recoverable natural gas. In the Unites States, the amount of recoverable gas is equal to 92 times consumption. Continue reading Natural Gas Use Likely to Double Natural Gas Use Likely to Double originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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