Exxon Bets Big on Natural Gas (UNG, XTO, XOM)

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG)

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is taking out XTO Energy (NYSE:XTO) for $31 billion and with all the money riding on the future of natural gas, its making the United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG) look pretty.

Playing Natural Gas (UNG to Crowded)

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Gas Sector a Bargain


Somebody will eventually make a great profit from the 2008 collapse in natural-gas prices.  Take a look at the chart of SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (ETF) (NYSE:XOP) and you will see that it absolutely fell off a cliff between July and September 2008.  Ouch if you were hanging on to gas or oil stocks, although this provides a great value play opportunity in 2009.  The problem is

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