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  • Cramer's 'Best Of Breed' Energy MLP Plays [View article]
    I've owned KMP, EDP, ETP for many years. In the past six months I've used some of that dividend money to buy a bit of CQP, SDRL and SEP. I want to stay in energy, but diversify that a bit with these new buys. Cheniere is my favorite of the 3 so far.
    May 24 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rail is no longer seen as just a stopgap for transporting oil until pipelines are built. Case in point: Kinder Morgan Partners' (KMP) proposed 277K bbl/day Freedom pipeline would be the first to bring light, sweet oil from Texas' Permian Basin to California, but refiners Valero (VLO), Tesoro (TSO) and Phillips 66 (PSX) won't sign contracts to use Freedom, preferring the flexibility of rail cars and barges. [View news story]
    I've lived near the Mississippi and Ohio rivers for over 25 years as a pleasure boater/fisherman, and there has long been controversy about the US government Corp of Engineers and our tax dollars providing locks, dams, 9' river channels as a "freebie" for the barge companies to transport goods. I'm guessing that if they had to pay the real cost of all of that, then pipelines would be a great bargain.
    May 24 04:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Vs. Ford: What's In The Cards For Their Future? [View article]
    I'm so happy that there are people who actually remember what happened to GM. History is being re-written daily by many.
    May 23 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: An 8.5% Dividend Yield With A Growing Fleet [View article]
    Thanks JF Global for this little jewel. This is exactly the type of investment I look for. Research started today!
    May 11 11:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems Corporation: The Boom Isn't Over [View article]
    Do you have any idea where these companies purchase their powders, etc. to use in their printers? This is so much the Gillette, Canon, HP business model of selling the razor for not so much, and then charging dearly for the blades. There has to be money to be made there as well.
    May 11 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided [View article]
    That's because the voters don't have any money.
    May 10 09:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided [View article]
    When the lobbyists pay out tens of millions of $$$ to tell the congress to fund cockamamie, vote buying enviro-nazi schemes like photovoltaics and ethanol from corn then that's what the congress will do. Just follow the money.
    May 10 09:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Vs. Ford: What's In The Cards For Their Future? [View article]
    Yeah, but GM still owes us a ton of $$$$ and Ford doesn't. Besides which, when do we get our money back from Government Motors?
    May 10 09:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Vs. Ford: What's In The Cards For Their Future? [View article]
    Ford pimped what? Sorry but reality somehow eludes you. Which US car recently in worldwide sales beat the Toyota Camry? Don't know? Clue....First letter is "F"
    May 10 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided [View article]
    This article like so many others totally ignores the concept of "bridge" fuel. It's almost as if the author has decided that every energy concept that could be invented or created has already been done so burn the nat. gas and in a hundred years go live in a cave. Start with one of the most recent inventions...3D printing, and go back from there. Who could ever have dreamed of them 5 years ago. Then, iPhones, bendable phone screens, fiber optic cable, da VinciĀ® Surgical Systems, and on and on. Hyundai fuel cell vehicles are now being sold. Toyota will introduce theirs in 2015, and BMW and Mercedes have been working on this for years. In todays tech world it is impossible to even think we'll be talking about NG, EV or probably Hydrogen. In today's world everything should be considered a bridge fuel
    May 10 12:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP) drops plans to build a coal export terminal at the Port of St. Helens in Oregon after finding the site would not be able to fit the necessary equipment, but says it will explore other possible sites in the Pacific Northwest. The KMP project is the third proposed terminal in the region to not move forward, while three others are proceeding. [View news story]
    Really, KMP? They should know that nothing energy related can be built on the left coast.
    May 8 08:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Clean Energy Systems: Nearing The Point Of Inflection? [View article]
    A lot of folks don't realize that CLNE also has a huge waste treatment facility that is generating tons, and tons of methane for their NG programs. Just the start. Don't even have to dig a hole for that.

    BTW......Isn't it painful to see a company claw for existence the way CLNE is doing it NG station by station, NG contract by contract without 50% government [Our tax dollars] subsidies, and 50% subsidies for the folks that buy their products. That used to be the way it worked in this country. Stay with CLNE, keep listening to T. Boone, and we'll triumph in the end.
    May 7 10:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Vs. Clean Energy Fuels [View article]
    Most people on this posting don't have a clue about Hydrogen, but I like the way you think. Go get 'em Hyundai

    http://bit.ly/121QBZr

    And they don't even mention BMW, or Mercedes.
    May 7 10:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Vs. Clean Energy Fuels [View article]
    It'd be neat to have the Lawyers in the House and Senate actually know anything about energy, but as long as the oil lobbyists keep pouring money into their deep pockets it surely won't happen. T. Boone has been trying to get some traction for 2+ years now with NG and has almost nothing to show for it. Very sad. Good thing he's staying the course with CLNE for the 18 wheelers.

    It's like the government has decided that technology stops with EV, and nothing new will ever be invented again, so stop bothering us. I believe in the next 30 to 40 years technology will be invented that nobody even has a clue about today, so the bridge with NG, Hybrid's, some Solar and Wind are the roads to get us there. Every time I hear the word ethanol I want to upchuck with the abject stupidity of that program, and the pollution it causes with no redeeming qualities.

    I think in the shorter term [A few years] the MLP pipeline guys are the ones to go with. They're building the NG infrastructure to everywhere. I love my KMP, ETP, EDP, CQP and SEP dividends to pay my bills while I watch the whole thing shake out.
    May 7 10:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors Vs. Clean Energy Fuels [View article]
    Very interesting comments. You are myopic if you don't look at the destruction to the environment lithium mining has caused in S. America. Secondly, the US only has about 15% of the proven reserves of lithium, with the majority [70+%] in S. America, some in China, Russia, and the rest spread around the world. Why would you purposely trade imported oil for imported lithium? Very curious outlook you have. I guess all pure EV lovers pretty much are satisfied that every new power source for transportation has already been invented, and that's all there is to it. No need for anything else to be invented. Curious!
    May 7 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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