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Natural Gas Stocks - Time to Buy?

Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2012 predicts doubling of Chinese demand and further U.S. growth

Category: Investment, Natural Gas, Energy

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New York, NY - June 7, 2012 ( Newswire) , and its natural gas stocks portal, www, issues an investor alert for natural gas stocks and why now might be a good time to buy.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that: natural gas is well on its way to a bright future, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that projects China will more than double consumption over the next five years while lower prices from the unconventional gas revolution will continue to benefit the United States.

The report, Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2012, released this week at the World Gas Conference 2012, says China will become the third-largest gas importer behind Europe and Asia Oceania, driving a 2.7% average annual growth in global gas demand through 2017 (up from the 2.4% annual growth rate predicted in last year's report). During the period, North America will become a net LNG exporter, while Japanese imports will increase, although by how much will hinge on the country's nuclear policies.

Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2012, part of a series of IEA medium-term market reports also featuring coal, oil and renewable energy, presents detailed forecasts for the next five years of sectoral demand by region plus supply and trade. An in-depth analysis addresses infrastructure investments in LNG and pipelines."

Natural Gas Stocks TradingSnapshot

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) is trading at 18.14 0.07(0.41%) 1:09PM EDT with an earlier high of $18.52

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex:LNG) is trading at $13.07, up 0.12(1.00%) as of 1:08PM EDT

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) trading at $13.55, down 0.31(2.24%) 1:16PM EDT with a morning high of $13.83

(FRAK), a new ETF for fracking stocks is trading at 21.04, up 0.14(0.66%) 1:08PM EDT

Westport Innovations Inc. (NasdaqGS: WPRT) trading up at $29.26, gaining 2.64 or (9.92%) as of 1:17PM EDT

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