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Energy stocks are now the belle of the Wall Street ball

May 24, 2022
Energy investors have profited as prices climbed. But companies hesitate to boost production, even though costs weigh on consumers.
The sun rises behind an oil storage facility in Cushing, Oklahoma. High energy prices raise costs across the economy.
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As natural gas prices rise, should we send less of it abroad?

Apr 21, 2022
The U.S. is sending record amounts of liquefied natural gas overseas. But a lot of those export contracts are in 20-year increments.
High gas prices have some wondering why the U.S. isn't keeping more of its liquefied natural gas at home. It's not that simple.
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Europe, moving away from Russian natural gas, looks to the U.S.

Mar 30, 2022
Europe was already grappling with an energy crisis. The war has made that crisis worse.
Above, a compressor station for a natural gas pipeline in Germany. Prior to the war in Ukraine, Russian natural gas made up 55% of Germany’s imports. That’s down to 40% so far this year.
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Why does Putin want Europe to buy natural gas with rubles instead of euros?

Mar 30, 2022
It's all about propping up his own country's currency.
The Nord Stream 2 gas line landfall facility in Lubmin, north eastern Germany.
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The U.S. has lots of natural gas, but getting more of it to Europe will take time and investment

Mar 25, 2022
Turning enough gas into liquid so that it can be shipped is a stumbling block.
An LNG processing plant in Louisiana, one of six in the U.S. Officials hope U.S. exports will help Europe reduce imports from Russia.
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Russia threatened to shut off its gas taps to Europe. Can it do that?

Mar 15, 2022
If Russia stops sending natural gas to Europe, it'll have to send it somewhere else.
If Russia stops sending natural gas to Europe, it'll have to send it somewhere else.
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If Russia cuts off Europe's gas supply, the U.S. and allies pledge they'll shore up supplies

Jan 26, 2022
More than one-third of Europe's natural gas supplies come from Russia.
if Russia cut natural gas supplies to Europe, the U.S. and its allies would find it difficult to  immediately meet all of Europe’s needs.
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In conflict over Ukraine, Putin wields natural gas as a strategic weapon

Jan 25, 2022
Russia supplies much of Europe's natural gas through pipelines in Ukraine. But energy diversification may reduce Russia's leverage.
A natural gas facility in Ukraine. The U.S. is asking gas-producing countries to bolster supplies if Russia invades.
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What factors influence the price of natural gas?

Jan 21, 2022
When you want it and where you are are among the most influential.
The price of natural gas often depends on how far away you are from a gas source or pipeline.
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Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline complicates Russia-Ukraine tensions

As Russian troops accumulate at the Ukrainian border, some fear the country could withhold natural gas to Europe in the event of military conflict.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline was recently constructed along the Baltic Sea to carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, circumventing Ukraine.
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