Monday, December 30, 2013

Top natural gas stocks for 2014

After a solid year for the energy sector in 2013 and with natural gas usage seen to surge in the coming years, many investors are now training their sights on the right fuel that can rake in profits in 2014.

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As a year ender, listed below are some natural gas stocks projected to drive the U.S. energy markets throughout 2014:

Oasis Petroleum. Through acquisitions and well completions in, Oasis has increased its proved reserves by more than 80 percent for the past two years. Exploring oil and natural gas in the Montana and North Dakota regions of the Williston Basin, the per-share profits of the company in 2014 are projected to grow 33 percent.

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Chesapeake Energy Corp
. According to analysts in Morning Star, Chesapeake has long been one of the most aggressive operators in U.S. exploration and production. Surviving near collapses in the late 1990s and in 2008, the natural gas company has positioned itself dominantly in emerging plays through its vast network of land brokers and a general willingness to offer more favorable lease terms than its competitors.

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Devon Energy Corp
. The company is projected to receive a big payoff in 2014 with its recent acquisition in Eagle Ford Shale, which has been one of the most actively drilled targets for oil and gas in the United States since 2010. According to Devon, the company’s current 25 percent oil production could climb closer to 31 percent next year with the inclusion of the new Eagle Ford position, which sits on an estimated reserve of 691,000 barrels of oil a day.

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