A Look at Independent Oil and Gas Producers; American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH) Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Southwestern (NYSE:SWN).
Point Roberts WA- November 17, 2010 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) – www.Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specialized in sector investing, including oil and gas stocks, reports on recent sector commentary from Lisa Springer, CFA, equity research analyst and financial writer. Two reports featuring junior oil and gas company American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH) and several larger independents provide insight into the impact and role of independents, in addition to an in-depth look at the Woodford Shale play in Oklahoma.
The first report entitled,’ The Role of Independent Producers in America’s Energy Future’ includes Energy Stocks: American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH) , BP (NYSE:BP), ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) , Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Southwestern (NYSE:SWN).
The second report entitled, ‘Untapped Opportunity in Shale Oil ‘includes energy stocks
Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK), Sandridge (NYSE:SD), ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH)
The Role of Independent Producers in America’s Energy Future
Lisa Springer, CFA, Equity research analyst and financial writer
Despite the existence of bountiful untapped domestic reserves, America remains largely dependent on foreign oil. At present, the US imports over 2/3rds of its oil at costs estimated to exceed $300 billion annually. Much of this imported oil comes from the politically unstable Middle East, which controls approximately half of world supplies.
Full report: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/news/11081.asp
Untapped Opportunity in Shale Oil
Lisa Springer, CFA, Equity research analyst
Independent oil and gas companies are leading the effort to develop America’s vast untapped energy reserves. It may surprise many Americans to learn that the US has immense undeveloped oil and gas resources in the Lower 48 states. A large portion of these reserves consists of oil and gas trapped in shale bedrock. Once thought unreachable, recently introduced drilling technologies have enabled the development of shale oil. Hydraulic fracturing is the technique used to release this trapped oil and gas. Wide-scale use of this technology was the main reason for a 35% surge in US gas reserves, according to a mid-year 2009 report by the Potential Gas Committee. This increase was the largest in the 44 year history of the committee. US shale gas reserves are estimated at 616 trillion cubic feet, or a third of total reserves.
Full report available here: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/news/11161.asp
Lisa Springer, CFA -Bio and disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Lisa-Springer-CFA/
The author, Lisa Springer, was compensated for writing this article (350) and doesn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article.
More info: American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH
The Company is a goal-oriented exploration and production (E&P) Company aiming to become an intermediate level oil and gas producer within 12 months. The Company is in production at the Poston Project in Trego County Kansas with new drilling activity and production underway at the North Oklahoma Oil Project. With the achievable target of becoming a 1000 BOE producer as our goal, American Petro-Hunter is actively on the hunt for domestic petroleum assets. www.americanpetrohunter.com
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