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  1. Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook

    April 29, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stocks May 'Feel the Heat' - Industry Outlook
  2. While traditionally not a glamorous business, propane processing and distribution is quickly turning into a major growth sector.

    The Powerful Play In Propane (APU, EPD, NGLS, SPH, FGP, SXL)

    February 26, 2014
    While traditionally not a glamorous business, propane processing and distribution is quickly turning into a major growth ...
  3. The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government and already in place midstream infrastructure, analyst’s peg Australia as the next big thing in shale gas.

    The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  4. Production in the Marcellus Shale continues to rise, leading to plenty of profits for the firms that operate within its borders.

    The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends

    November 12, 2013
    For investors, the Marcellus Shale continues to pay benefits. The region’s production continues to rise, leading to plenty ...
  5. Natural Gas Bulls Love This Strange Weather Event

    November 1, 2013
    It starts snowing early in Siberia.​According to Rutgers University's Global Snow Lab, there is already more than 10 inches ...
  6. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  8. EOG Shines on Oil - Analyst Blog

    February 14, 2013
    EOG Resources Inc. (EOG) reported solid adjusted fourth-quarter as well as full-year 2012 results on the back of a striking ...
  9. W&T Sets '13 Budget at $450M - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    An independent oil and gas producer, W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) has allotted around $450 million as its capital budget for ...
  10. Why Natural Gas Could Be 50% Higher in the Next few Years

    January 17, 2013
    After surging above $13 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in 2008, natural gas prices have never recovered. They stood at $6 ...
  11. Oil And Gas Industry Continues Search For Next Big Thing

    November 14, 2012
    The exploration and production industry reported progress on several emerging unconventional oil and gas resource plays in ...
  12. Toxic Stocks - Screen of the Week

    October 23, 2012
    It's been a while since I highlighted a bearish stock picking screen. But I'm getting more calls and emails inquiring about ...
  13. A Familiar Refrain For Range Resources

    September 12, 2012
    Range Resources is a very efficient producer, but natural gas prices are too low for it to prosper.
  14. Cabot Oil And Gas Looks Like A Reasonable "Buy And Wait" Story

    September 4, 2012
    Should U.S. natural gas prices close the gap with international prices, Cabot looks like a high-quality way to play a better ...
  15. Continental Resources Blows Out Production Numbers

    August 17, 2012
    Continental Resources reported strong production growth in the second quarter of 2012 and raised full year growth estimates. ...
  16. Range Resources Corp. and Other Big Movers In Oil and Gas Operations

    August 16, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has increased 1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.6%; and the Dow is trading up ...
  17. Water May Be Essential, But That Doesn't Make Aqua America Cheap

    August 2, 2012
    Aqua America looks too pricey as a regulated water utility. The company has posted positive free cash flow exactly once in ...
  18. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on July 2, 2012

    July 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  19. ETFs For Playing The Surge In Unconventional Energy

    June 21, 2012
    Production from assets such as shale rock, oil sands and natural gas liquids plays is set to explode upwards over the next ...
  20. Stone Energy - Marcellus Shale Review

    May 31, 2012
    Stone Energy is active in developing the Marcellus Shale in 2012, despite the drop in natural gas prices. The company is ...
  21. Debt Complicates The Ultra Petroleum Waiting Game

    May 24, 2012
    Ultra Petroleum looks cheap on long-range models and will again be a go-to name when natural gas prices recover, but the ...
  22. Emerging Oil And Gas Plays

    May 9, 2012
    The United States is blessed with an abundance of oil and gas resources, which complicates the ability of investors to manage ...
  23. EQT Corporation Planning Ahead

    May 3, 2012
    EQT Corporation is maintaining a disciplined and long-term approach to developing the company's oil and gas properties and ...
  24. Devon Energy Increases 2012 Capital Budget

    April 9, 2012
    Devon Energy announced a $1 billion increase in the company's exploration and acquisitions budget for 2012.
  25. SandRidge Energy Drilling Down On The Mississippian Play

    March 8, 2012
    SandRidge Energy's early initiative in the Mississippian oil play is paying off as other operators start seeing potential ...
  26. E&P Operators Drop Natural Gas PUD's

    February 23, 2012
    Several exploration and production companies have been forced to remove natural gas reserves from the proved category.
  27. EQT Corporation Suspends Huron Development

    January 30, 2012
    EQT Corporation has suspended development of the Huron play until natural gas prices return to levels that make drilling ...
  28. Chesapeake Energy Sends Market Signal

    January 25, 2012
    Chesapeake Energy is once again cutting dry gas drilling to help balance supply and demand and also cut back on unprofitable ...
  29. WPX Energy - Marcellus Shale Review

    January 10, 2012
    WPX Energy is active in the Marcellus Shale and will continue to develop this play in 2012.
  30. Cabot Oil & Gas Conquers The Energy Patch In 2011

    January 4, 2012
    Cabot Oil & Gas was the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 energy sector in 2011. Find out how it got there.
  31. Noble Energy - A Look Back At 2011

    December 23, 2011
    Noble Energy took a successful risk exploring the Eastern Mediterranean and has now begun development on the Niobrara formation ...
  32. EQT Corporation Bets Big On The Marcellus Shale

    December 19, 2011
    EQT Corporation is putting its chips down on the Marcellus Shale in 2012.
  33. Some Things You Should Know About The Marcellus Shale

    December 8, 2011
    The development of the Marcellus Shale is likely to continue for decades as the play offers attractive economics.
  34. Energy Companies Raising Capex

    October 31, 2011
    Several energy companies boosted capital budgets to go after new opportunities in oil and gas.
  35. Say Hello To Atlas Resource Partners

    October 26, 2011
    Atlas Energy will be transferring assets to their new entity, Atlas Resource Partners.
  36. Marcellus Shale Ethane Production

    September 12, 2011
    Developing the Marcellus Shale and other liquids-rich oil and gas basins is increasing ethane production, leading to a massive ...
  37. Playing Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Boom

    September 9, 2011
    Tapping natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation has just recently begun, and for investors it represents one of ...
  38. USGS Updates Marcellus Shale Resource Assessment

    September 1, 2011
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has increased its estimate of the amount of resources present in the Marcellus Shale. Industry ...
  39. Other Shale Plays Move Slowly Forward

    August 18, 2011
    The exploration and production industry moved slowly forward on the exploration of a number of lesser known shale plays that ...
  40. Mississippian Oil Play Gaining Traction

    August 15, 2011
    A new Mississippian oil play in the Mid Continent area of the United States has atttracted more interest from the exploration ...
  41. 4 Energy Companies Increasing EUR's

    August 11, 2011
    A higher ultimate estimated recovery for wells drilled into shale and unconventional resource basins has boosted the value ...
  42. The Best ETF for Trading Energy

    August 3, 2011
    Popular ETFs like USO and XLE get most of the headlines, but the charts show that a lesser-known but highly liquid ETF has ...
  43. Petrohawk Flies Into The Sunset

    July 19, 2011
    BHP's deal for Petrohawk shows that large buyers care about asset value more than stock market prices.
  44. EXCO Resources To Stay Public After All

    July 14, 2011
    EXCO Resources is staying a public exploration and production company as a proposed buyout offer from the CEO failed to advance. ...
  45. Newborn Energy Companies

    June 10, 2011
    Two new energy companies have gone public as larger energy companies look to spin off assets and increase shareholder value. ...
  46. Sandridge Energy To Advance Mississippian Oil Play

    March 9, 2011
    Sandridge Energy is putting nearly all of its 2011 capital budget towards oil and liquid development. Find out about its ...
  47. Drill Down On Finding And Development Costs

    February 14, 2011
    Finding and development costs seem straight forward, but the exploration and production industry presents this metric many ...
  48. Watch The Proved Reserves

    February 1, 2011
    Investors need to know what to look for when exploring a proved reserve report. Find out how to read them.
  49. Watch The PUDs

    February 1, 2011
    The exploration and production industry will soon be reporting year-end reserves for 2010. Here's what investors should know ...
  50. Plays For BP's 2030 Energy Outlook

    January 27, 2011
    BP’s recent global power projections highlight the growing demand traditional and alternative energy.
  51. Range Resources Digs Into The Marcellus Shale In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    The company remained a high-growth and low-cost operator in 2010.
  52. Alternative Ways To Play The Marcellus Shale

    October 27, 2010
    As America searches for energy independence, natural gas consumption will increase.
  53. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  54. Cabot Reports Q2 Oil & Gas Production Growth

    July 28, 2010
    Cabot Oil and Gas is rapidly developing its Marcellus Shale acreage while moving more aggressively into the Eagle Ford Shale ...
  55. Range Resources Puts More Capital Into Marcellus Shale

    July 28, 2010
    Range Resources increased its bet on the Marcellus Shale as its core of future growth. It did this by moving even more capital ...
  56. Utica Shale Moves A Step Foward

    March 3, 2010
    A small cap Canadian company announced a successful horizontal well in the Utica Shale.
  57. Get Ready For The Purcell Limestone

    March 1, 2010
    The Purcell Limestone may be the next big thing in the energy sector as oil and gas companies develop their claims.
  58. Shale Gas Producers Up On Positive Revaluation

    February 19, 2010
    Despite the great North American gas glut, shale gas producers continue to thrive.
  59. Magnum Hunter Resources Reborn

    January 26, 2010
    Magnum Hunter Resources has been reborn several years after the original company was purchased.
  60. Marcellus Shale: What To Expect In 2010

    January 22, 2010
    The Marcellus Shale is receiving its share of development, despite environmental concerns about the hydraulic fracturing ...
  61. Mature Oil Fields Still Going

    December 7, 2009
    The Furman Mascho field is a major target of the exploration and production industry, as it tries to boost production to ...
  62. Energen Tilts Toward Oil

    November 26, 2009
    Energen is tilting its capital expenditures toward developing its oil assets in the Permian Basin due to its bearish stance ...
  63. What Could Go Wrong With Shale Plays

    October 9, 2009
    The exploration and production industry loves oil and gas shale plays but these areas are not a lock yet.
  64. Petroleum Development Moves Into The Marcellus Shale

    October 5, 2009
    Petroleum Development Corp is set to develop its Marcellus Shale acreage in 2010.
  65. Outrageous CEO Compensation In Natural Gas

    June 23, 2009
    We take a look at the disparate compensation for natural gas CEOs and see who's worth it and what it means for investors. ...
  66. Still Waiting For The Floyd Shale

    June 3, 2009
    The Floyd Shale is a promising new area that has been neglected in the Energy Bear market. The full potential is still unknown. ...
  67. Is The Credit Crisis Easing In The Energy Patch?

    May 1, 2009
    Recent announcements from exploration and production companies indicate that the credit crunch within the sector may be abating. ...
  68. Use Debt-To-Capital Ratio Only As A Start

    February 19, 2009
    Recognize the problems inherent in the debt to total capitalization measure.
  69. Pick A Retirement Date: Target-Date Funds Will Do The Rest

    March 20, 2008
    If stock picking makes your palms sweat and asset-allocation strategies make your head spin, these mutual funds can help. ...
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