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Natural Gas Glut


Gaining from a gas glut

North America's shale drilling revolution is projected to keep natural gas prices near historical lows for the next decade. Hydraulic fracking has provided access to large domestic shale gas reserves, leading to an unprecedented increase in natural gas supply. At the same time, demand for conventional uses of natural gas, such as heating, has not kept pace. The result is a supply glut and low prices that may persist for the foreseeable future [1]. Cheap natural gas can benefit companies that use natural gas as a raw material. These firms include producers of plastic resins, manufacturers of nitrogen-based fertilizers, producers of industrial gases [2][3][4] and refiners that use natural gas as their primary source of power. Each of these firms has an opportunity to boost their profit margins if one of their largest production costs continues to decline[5]. See More
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 YR Return
70.7% Chemicals 14.4%
12.6% LyondellBasell Industries NV LYB 28.2%
11.7% DowDuPont Inc. DWDP 31.9%
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23.5% Refineries 25.6%
14.8% Valero Energy Corp VLO 28.4%
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4.4% Fertilizers 1.3%
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1.3% Industrial Gases 23.9%
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