There’s So Much Opportunity You Can See it From Space
Looking at Texas from a satellite in space it’s easy to see the bright lights of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. But for almost 400 miles in southern Texas, in a swath 50 miles wide there is a twinkling blaze of lights that isn’t homes, offices, or a city at all.
From space, the bright yellow glow might look like Christmas lights.
Those lights have nothing to do with holidays. But they certainly represent a gift… a gift that has created thousands of millionaires, not just in Texas, but throughout the U.S.
The lights are gas flares: raw natural gas that often accompanies crude oil pumped to the surface from deep wells.
Much of the gas is captured for processing and sale. The gas that isn’t captured, or can’t be stored, is burned off in a process called flaring.
With over 5,000 oil wells in operation in Texas, the gas flares can easily be seen by NASA’s satellites. Each one represents America’s rise to become one of the world’s largest oil producers.
More importantly, each gas flare and each oil or gas well represents an unprecedented opportunity. The chance for investors to cash in on something that didn’t even exist 10 years ago.
Making Money on “Tight Oil”
Oil is classified in two ways: loose and tight. Loose oil is easy to extract from the earth. The earth has a “loose grip” on it, and gives it up readily.
For decades, all of America’s oil was loose. Tight oil was too difficult and expensive to extract.
Then two things happened that changed oil exploration, and America’s fortunes, forever…
First, new technology, called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” made it possible to extract tight oil from the shale that held it. With that new technology, it became economical to pump tight oil out of vast new oil-bearing regions.
The second occurrence was the discovery of vast new fields with reserves totaling billions of barrels of crude oil.
Suddenly, hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Texas, North Dakota and elsewhere were good for something far more profitable that grazing or farming. The shale oil deep underground was worth far more
The result was a “black gold” rush that turned thousands of ordinary, small-town Americans into millionaires almost overnight.
And transformed America into an energy giant.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. now accounts for 10% of the world’s total oil production. Among OPEC members, only Saudi Arabia produces more. By 2015, the U.S. and the Saudis will be neck and neck.
So much oil, in fact, that the U.S. Commerce Department recently agreed to allow some exports of certain types of U. S. crude for the first time since the Arab oil embargo almost 40 years ago.
“Little guys” Making Big Profits
Just as it was in the California gold rush of 1849, it isn’t just the energy companies who are making money. In 1849, the stores that sold the picks and shovels and blue jeans, the companies involved in supplies and infrastructure, made a fortune.
So it is today. Motel owners and RV campgrounds in areas where workers are pouring in faster than housing can be built are raking it in. Servers in little diners are taking home hundreds in tips every day.
And the smaller energy companies, the ones that are fast enough and nimble enough to capitalize on each new discovery, are making a fortune.
The railroads and pipelines that transport crude oil are seeing their stocks explode. The refineries that process the crude and the transport facilities that distribute oil throughout the U.S. and the world are expanding facilities and hiring workers.
They’re even working to process the natural gas that energy companies are forced to “burn off” now because they have no way of cost-effectively capturing it.
And there’s plenty more where that came from.
U.S. officials believe that three trillion barrels of crude oil are beneath our feet. The Institute of Energy Research estimates that we’re sitting on 200 years’ worth of oil.
The Eagle Ford, the basin in Texas that’s the source of those twinkling lights, has seen drilling activity increase by 3,100% over the last six years.
Oil “Majors” like ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Total, ConocoPhillips, and Shell, are NOT the ones profiting most from this miracle…
The big winners are a handful of companies that are positioned to capitalize on this new American oil boom taking place in Texas, North Dakota, and other states.
You may never have heard of companies like Miller Energy Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources and Penn Virginia Corp. But investors have seen their stocks double and triple within the last couple of years.
These and other farsighted, well positioned companies are riding America’s energy boom to big profits, and investors are riding right along with them.
The good news is now is the perfect time to ride that profit wave as well. Kent has all of the details right here. It’s a backdoor way for anyone to stake their claim.