Natural Gas

Natural gas is a natural source of energy, mainly containing methane. This source of energy is used for generating power for machines and vehicles, producing electricity, and providing heat. Natural gas is usually found deep in rock formations or hydrocarbon reservoirs. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, when compared to coal and oil, as it produces less carbon dioxide. A new method of extracting natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” has opened more potential reserves. Fracking has enabled the U.S. to have one of the world’s largest recoverable reserves of natural gas.


Italian energy giant Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has discovered what might be the largest natural gas field in the world, according to an e-mail report on Sunday. The “supergiant” find, which may contain as much as 30 trillion cubic meters of…

Over the past six months, natural gas prices have taken a serious hit; falling more than 40% to around $2.60 per million British Thermal Unit (BTU). With warmer spring weather arriving, many are forecasting this spring to be one of…

While corporate earnings continue to come in solid, stocks continue to be sold. It’s not all the time that stocks follow oil prices, but they certainly have this time around and the selling momentum has gained on deflationary pressures from…

Quite a bit of speculative fervor has been zapped out of this market, which is helpful for the longer-run trend. With the exception of biotechnology stocks, trading action has softened in initial public offerings (IPOs), 3D (three-dimensional) printer stocks, cloud…

When we first took a look at Chart Industries, Inc. (GTLS) in April, the stock was trading around $80.00 a share. The natural gas build-out is a very worthy investment theme going forward and equity market portfolios should have some…

People love to call a bottom in the market, but, in my experience, this is a poor investment strategy. Perhaps when you see a turn in the market this might give you an indication that there is a rebound occurring,…

While everyone is getting increasingly worried about the price of oil, there is one commodity that has been falling to decade lows: natural gas. With the recent developments in theU.S. of “fracking” and other technologies that can better extract natural…

— "Profit Confidential" Column, by Michael Lombardi, CFP, MBA, with help from Anthony Jasansky, P. Eng. The reduced demand of a contracting North American economy, mild weather, and rising U.S. production from unconventional sources took a heavy toll on the…