The UK Spectator has an interesting article that reaffirms the point made on this site over the past year; new drilling technologies have caused the current and projected supply of natural gas to balloon. With natural gas being a relatively green energy, especially when compared to oi and coal, the environmental and price considerations make it the clear winner in the alternative energy war.
As I’ve noted before, the shift toward greater consumption of natural gas will be a slow process. A lot has to do with infrastructure changes and changes in the way current machinery is powered. With a glut in supply, pricing should remain low for natural gas until we start seeing a major shift to natural gas powered devices.
We live in a world filled with scarcity. Energy resources certainly are a scarce resource. Thus, the explosion of natural gas production over the past 7 or so years is great news for the world.
Energy is once again on the front burner. Crises in the Middle East and North Africa are roiling global oil markets, and disaster in Japan set off a chain of events that once again calls into question the safety of nuclear power, an important source of electricity. The most immediate impact on most Americans is pain at the pump, with gasoline prices now more than $4 a gallon in parts of the U.S. But what’s painful for the pocketbook may also resent opportunities for investors, who can find attractive stocks in almost every segment of the energy market…READ MORE.
My Take: Interest in energy stocks is on the rise as the result of increasing energy costs. I’ve written about energy related investments on numerous occasions. The article above does a good job of providing a primer on a number of energy related investments and mixes a few specific stock recommendation in.
If you’re mad about your energy bill and need some direction as to where to invest, start with the article above.