UPL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The energy sector is the top performer over the last. Here are stocks leading the sector.

    Hottest Energy Sector Stocks

    April 2, 2014
    The energy sector is the top performer over the last week. Here are stocks leading the sector.
  2. 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 ...
  3. Revealed: StreetAuthority's Best Stock Picks of 2012

    January 7, 2013
    Last Monday, I asked each of the StreetAuthority stock market strategists to put into writing their assessments of the year ...
  4. An Unseasonal Natural Gas Injection - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    The U.S. Energy Department's weekly inventory release showed a surprise increase in natural gas supplies on account of warmer-than-normal ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 5 Game-Changing Ideas to Watch for in 2013

    November 8, 2012
    Although 2012 isn't quite over yet, we're now close enough to 2013 to start thinking about the bigger themes that are going ...
  7. Energy Sector Recap: Exxon Mobil Reports Decline In Production

    November 5, 2012
    A review of important events in the energy sector for the week ending Nov. 2, 2012, including earnings releases and operational ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. Has Ultra Petroleum Seen The Worst?

    September 4, 2012
    Ultra's suffering from low natural gas prices.
  11. Can Whiting Deliver More Green?

    August 28, 2012
    Whiting is no longer a darling, but seems undervalued.
  12. Is Basic Energy Already Priced For The Worst Case?

    August 1, 2012
    Basic Energy's valuation seems to assume a much worse decline than the company is seeing. Although the stock looks undervalued, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. E & P Industry Continues To Cut Dry Gas Development

    May 9, 2012
    The exploration and production industry is finally exercising capital discipline by cutting dry gas development.
  16. Natural Gas Producers Are A Bargain

    March 26, 2012
    Natural gas prices have been falling by the wayside, but recent production cuts at a variety of firms may finally be working. ...
  17. Dry Gas Drilling Cuts And Production Shut Ins Continue

    February 22, 2012
    More energy companies have announced reductions in dry gas drilling for 2012.
  18. Ultra Petroleum Cuts Natural Gas Spending

    February 21, 2012
    Ultra Petroleum is instituting major reductions to natural gas drilling. Find out why this strategy is best for the long-term. ...
  19. 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.
  20. More On 2012 Capital Budgets For E&P Sector

    November 16, 2011
    Investors in the energy sector are starting to get information on 2012 capital budgets for the exploration and production ...
  21. QEP Resources Third Quarter 2011 Review

    October 28, 2011
    QEP Resources worked towards advancing its oil and liquids program, in the third quarter.
  22. Bear Market Lows Return

    September 27, 2011
    The overall market has fallen sharply during the recent investor panic over a recession, but it is still far away from its ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Uncompleted Well Count Continues To Rise

    August 22, 2011
    The level of uncompleted oil and gas wells in the United States is still rising, as exploration and production companies ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Niobrara - The Good, Bad and Unknown

    August 15, 2011
    The development of the Niobrara formation advanced during the second quarter of 2011, with companies reporting results ranging ...
  28. Pinedale Field Keeps On Ticking

    August 12, 2011
    The Pinedale Field in Wyoming has enormous natural gas resources that can be developed at a low cost.
  29. Statoil: Bargain Or Bull Trap?

    February 11, 2011
    Statoil's dour production outlook has investors avoiding this otherwise high-quality producer.
  30. Can Sasol Liven Up North American Gas?

    December 22, 2010
    Sasol isn't getting involved in Canadian gas, for its own sake.
  31. Royal Dutch Shell Tight Gas

    October 12, 2010
    Royal Dutch Shell has extensive properties of tight gas that the company plans to agressively develop over the next few years. ...
  32. Can The U.S. Switch To Natural Gas?

    August 27, 2010
    Who stands to benefit if the U.S. decides to leverage this cheap and abundant fuel source?
  33. Ultra Petroleum - Low-Cost, High-Quality

    August 3, 2010
    Quality and value are usually a trade-off on Wall Street, but Ultra Petroleum seems to offer both.
  34. Will The EPA Crack Down On "Fracking"?

    July 12, 2010
    The Gulf oil spill has pushed pollution concerns to the forefront, and helped to put shale gas exploration back on the EPA's ...
  35. QEP Resources Is Born

    June 30, 2010
    Questar Corporation is spinning off its non regulated businesses into a separate company called QEP Resources.
  36. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em

    April 15, 2010
    Are a few deals the herald for a wave of M&A activity in energy?
  37. New Reserve Rules Expand PUDs

    February 22, 2010
    New reserve rules on booking oil and gas assets were needed by the exploration and production industry, but they may create ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. Oil Companies With High Reserve-Replacement Ratios

    October 12, 2009
    The reserve replacement ratio can help judge the operating performance of an exploration and production company.
  40. Petroleum Development Moves Into The Marcellus Shale

    October 5, 2009
    Petroleum Development Corp is set to develop its Marcellus Shale acreage in 2010.
  41. Drilling And Completion Costs Continue to Fall In Shale Plays

    October 2, 2009
    Everyone seems to think that the cost to find and develop oil and gas reserves can only go up, but in new emerging shale ...
  42. The Pinedale Anticline Still As Good As Any Shale Around

    August 10, 2009
    The Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming is not a shale play, but is as prolific and can hold its own against any otehr basin out ...
  43. What If The Energy Bulls Are Wrong?

    June 29, 2009
    Investors might want to own exploration and production stocks that earn returns at current low oil and natural gas prices. ...
  44. Take Finding And Development Costs With A Grain Of Salt

    February 19, 2009
    These costs should not be taken at face value and should be a starting point for further research.
  45. Ultra Petroleum's Pinedale Gamble Pays Off

    August 7, 2008
    Ultra Petroleum took a risk when it specialized in Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline Field. This extreme focus has paid off handsomely. ...
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