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What This Morning’s Billion Dollar “Free Gas” Project Means for You

by Dr. Kent Moors | published June 7th, 2016

What happened this morning outside of Pittsburgh has all the earmarks of a new “free gas” opportunity.

You see, early this morning, international oil and gas giant Shell announced a huge, multi-billion dollar investment in western Pennsylvania.

That’s good news in itself, and will boost the employment (and tax revenue) picture for the entire region.

But what’s even more important than the size of the investment is what exactly Shell is building there… And what this project means for the future of natural gas in America…

As you’ll see today, Shell’s multi-billion dollar “free gas” investment not only shows that a major expansion of U.S. demand for natural gas is on its way. It will also lead to some fantastic investments…

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Part Two: How to Profit as the Energy Balance Shifts

by Dr. Kent Moors | published January 9th, 2014

On Tuesday, I told you how “energy rebalancing” is going to hand us some profitable new opportunities this year.

In Part One, I introduced you to three different dimensions of this unstoppable trend, but I focused only on the big changes happening in the energy network.

Several of the examples I used were global in nature and provide a great segue into the final two dimensions of energy rebalancing: The changing geographic considerations and financial arrangements.

Of course, “geographic considerations” refers to location.

And the three I mentioned on Tuesday – the Russian ESPO pipeline, European imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), and China’s rapidly expanding presence in the South American energy picture – are perfect examples of the evolving geographic picture.

Yet, the geographic also introduces two other main elements.

That includes a dramatic shift in the balancing point in global energy markets, which means that where the demand is will drive the energy markets.

In this case, demand has moved significantly from North America and Western Europe to the developing world in general… and Asia in particular.

This trend will become even more pronounced in 2014…

The Misunderstood Link Between Oil, Natural Gas and Inflation

by Dr. Kent Moors | published June 27th, 2013

According to conventional wisdom, there can’t be a significant rise in inflation without a corresponding, and usually preceding, jump in energy prices.

In fact, the correlation between energy prices and inflation has become almost a mantra among some market pundits.

Unfortunately, the reality is somewhat different than what’s portrayed by talking heads in thirty- second sound bites.

As with most complicated problems, the answer just isn’t that simple.  

While the energy sector stretches from hydrocarbons, through alternatives, to the renewed interest in solar, wind, geothermal and biofuels, it is the dominant force in the sector that tends to drive the markets.

That means crude oil and natural gas.

Oil, Natural Gas and Inflation

At first, the inflation argument seems plausible enough.

There would appear to be little opportunity for an across-the-board stimulation of the inflation fires without there also being a corresponding surge in energy prices. Energy is the single most pervasive underpinning of economic activity.

In fact, post-facto analysis of the 2008 run up in both natural gas and oil prices does provide some credence to the idea that rising energy costs did serve as a precursor to inflation.

However, there is a caveat. It’s one frequently confronted in all types of analysis…

The Natural Gas Budget Shortfall

by Dr. Kent Moors | published May 4th, 2012

Kent is here in Baltimore busy shooting an upcoming project with Money Map Press Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald and author Chris Martenson. He asked me to step in and supply today's OEI column. And I knew immediately what I wanted...

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Mailbag: A Timeline for the Natural Gas Revolution

by Dr. Kent Moors | published February 22nd, 2012

The energy markets are really heating up right now.

With gasoline prices surging to historic highs and natural gas prices falling to historic lows, we’ve gotten many questions lately from subscribers wondering about the best ways to play the energy markets.

So, I want to take the time right now to answer a great question I got about natural gas last week, and, in the process, provide you with a timeline for you to profit on the coming “natural” revolution.

Remember, if you have a question or a comment of your own, be sure to register below and type your thoughts into the box. We’d love to hear from you.

Q: Can you give us a timeline as to when gas will be in such great demand? What is “long term” as you put it for our investments? Thank you for your expertise on the gas and oil investments. ~ Jere R.

If you watch CNBC or any of the other financial news channels, you’re probably hearing a lot about the opportunity to invest in natural gas. They’re chatting up natural gas vehicles, pipeline companies, and anyone else who is pulling this stuff out of the ground.

But what they don’t discuss are the fundamentals. And if you are too swept up in the hype to acknowledge them yourself, you could miss out on some of the best opportunities to invest.

That’s why I chatted with Kent about this question last week, to get his take.

What we want to evaluate is natural gas’ long-term prospects.

And the reality is, natural gas has a very bright future in the United States.

Kent argues that the crux to increasing gas demand will be realized from four events.

The New Oil Index is About to Create Even More Opportunity for Investors

by Dr. Kent Moors | published January 12th, 2010

Speculators in New York won’t be calling the shots anymore. Not in oil, anyway.

The way we price it. The places we trade it. The companies that stand to profit most.

It’s all about to change.

This was confirmed at a meeting I just attended in The City, London’s financial district. I arrived from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport for an unusual Saturday morning gathering of bankers, traders and analysts called only days before.

The subject? A new oil-pricing index.

This is huge.

More oil-project funding is raised within a three-mile radius of The City’s Liverpool Street train station than anywhere else on Earth. And now they’re preparing to control the oil trade, as well.

This will create all kinds of new ways to make money in oil. Not just with fancy financial instruments designed for the “big boys,” but with retail investments, too. So there’s money in this for you.

For more on the future of crude-oil investing …

The Top Five Natural Gas Companies to Watch

by Dr. Kent Moors | published December 24th, 2009

NEW YORK – I’ve briefed Wall Street before. This time, however, the 57th floor conference room is packed. Some heavy hitters invited me to explain why natural gas is the upcoming energy play.

By the size of the crowd, it seems the word is getting around.

The last time interest was this high, natural gas contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) were racing past $14 and the dominant players were making a fortune. We’re about to see them try it again. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s (NYSE: XOM) recent acquisition of shale gas producer XTO Energy Inc. (NYSE: XTO), for example, is only the first of several moves we’re about to see as the sector shakes itself out again.

This time, however, average investors can move early and reap the benefits.