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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Investor Ideas Membership -Giving Power to Investors! The 'M' in Members is for MORE... Power, Knowledge, Ideas and Money!

Investor Ideas Membership Campaign for 2010; One Million Members Stronger…


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–January 31, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, announces the launch of its new member’s campaign for 2010:
“One Million Members Stronger… The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know!”

Investor Ideas campaign theme is based on the concept that there is power in numbers and knowledge is power. As the number of members grows, Investorideas.com will expand the content and services to its members, including special offers from partners and service providers catering to retail investors.
Investor Ideas Membership -Giving Power to Investors! The 'M' in Members is for MORE... Power, Knowledge, Ideas and Money!

Investorideas.com Members currently have access to ten stock directories in leading sectors . Investorideas.com plans to add several new directories, services and premium offers to members over the year ahead. The next stock directory to be added is an updated nanotechnology stocks directory.

Visit the Investor Ideas membership page to learn more at :
http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

Current list of stock directories available to members or individually :

Renewable Energy Stocks Directory - Global Green and Renewable Energy Stocks Directory in PDF format includes over 900 stocks on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Smart Grid Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks. For investors following green stocks, this is the most comprehensive global stock directory online.

Mining and Gold Stocks Directory - Global Mining and Gold Stocks Directory in PDF format lists over 1000 publicly traded mining companies. Mining and metals investors can research gold and mining stocks with the mining stocks directory, featuring Gold Stocks, Silver Stocks, Uranium Stocks, Copper Stocks, Zinc Stocks and Precious Metals TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading Stock Exchanges. directory features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description.

Oil and Gas Stocks Directory - Global Oil and Gas Stocks Directory of Publicly traded oil and gas stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the energy sector. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to over 500 stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Coal Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Coal stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM, China and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the coal sector, including clean coal and coking coal stocks. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to coal stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Defense Stocks Directory - Global Defense and Homeland Security Stocks Directory features publicly traded defense stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory, in PDF format, includes Homeland Security Stocks, Aerospace and Defense Stocks, Biodefense Stocks, Security Stocks, Energy Security Stocks and Infrastructure Stocks with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description. For defense stocks followers, this is one of the most comprehensive global stock directories available to investors.

Water Stocks Directory - Global Water Stocks Directory of publicly traded water stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The stock directory features water stocks ranging from desalination companies to bottled water stocks, to infrastructure, water treatment and technology as well as other sub sectors. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description. For investors following water stocks this is one of the most comprehensive directories in the sector available.

Environment Stocks Directory - Global Green Stocks Directory of Publicly traded Environmental Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.
The environment stocks directory is broken down into the following sub sectors for investors:

Tech Stocks - General Garments & Textiles Stocks Green Building and Sustainable Construction Materials
Green Certificates - Carbon Credit Stocks Natural, Organic & Alternative Health Oil Industry Environmental Technology
Recycling and Biodegradable Stocks Sustainable Construction & Materials Stocks Sustainable & Social Financial Institution Stocks Waste to Energy Water Treatment Technology Stocks

Fuel Cell Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Fuel Cell Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. For green investors looking for opportunities in the fuel cell sector, the comprehensive global directory in PDF format provides a great research tool with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Biotech Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly Traded Biotech,Pharma and Life Sciences Stocks ,on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory covers all sub sectors of biotech including nanotech, biodefense and stem cell stocks. The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for investors The comprehensive global directory in PDF format provides a great research tool for biotechnology investors with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Natural Gas Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Natural Gas Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. Natural gas stocks included range from LNG, Coal Bed Methane to exploration and producers in the sector . The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Investors are also reminded to sign for the free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.



The Investorideas.com stock directories are also sold individually by several research firms and cleantech sites. For a list of current partners for Investorideas.com visit our partners and links resource page at
http://www.investorideas.com/resources/.

About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investor Ideas is a global financial media online destination specialized in sector investing content. Investor Ideas (and portals within the hub) was one of the first online investing and business resources providing in-depth information, news and stock directories in renewable energy, homeland security and water sectors. InvestorIdeas.com features over twenty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information and or interest in becoming a content /revenue partner:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com
Investorideas.com Coal Stocks Directory Updated for Energy Investors

Coal Stocks Directory Features TSX, ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE listed stocks as well as Global Stock Exchanges including China


POINT ROBERTS, WA, Delta B.C. January 31 ,2010 - www.CoalSectorStocks.com, a global investor and industry portal for coal sector stocks within the www.InvestorIdeas.com umbrella of investor portals has updated the coal stocks directory for energy investors.

The coal stocks stock directory available to Investor Ideas Members by login or in PDF, is one of the most comprehensive available to investors online and features Micro-cap OTC stocks, TSX, ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE stocks as well as public companies on other global stock exchanges.

Investors following coals stocks can purchase the directory in a PDF format with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description.

Investors also have the option to access the directory as part of the Investor Ideas Membership premium content. The full directory is now available to Investor Ideas members as part of the annual membership that currently features an additional 9 stock directories and investor newsletter, including an oil and gas stocks director, natural gas stocks and renewable and green energy stocks directory.

Investorideas.com plans to add several new directories, services and premium offers to members over the year ahead. Learn more: http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

The Investorideas.com stock directories are also sold by several global research firms. For a list of current partners for Investorideas.com visit our partners and links resource page at
http://www.investorideas.com/resources/.


Preview of Coal Stocks Directory:
http://www.investorideas.com/CSS/Stock_List.asp

ADA-ES (NasdaqCM:ADES) is a leader in clean coal technology and the associated specialty chemicals. The Company develops and implements proprietary environmental technology and specialty chemicals that enable coal-fueled power plants to enhance existing air pollution control equipment, maximize capacity and improve operating efficiencies. Through its largest segment, Mercury Emission Control, ADA-ES supplies activated carbon injection systems, mercury measurement instrumentation, and related services. To meet the needs of the power industry for mercury control, ADA-CS, the Company’s joint venture with ECP, is developing state-of-the-art facilities to produce AC with the first plant projected to come on-line in 2010. Additionally, the Company is developing technologies for power plants to address issues related to the emissions of carbon dioxide.
Adaro Energy Tbk (Indonesia-JAK:ADRO) operates under a Coal Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Indonesia which gives it the right to mine coal within its Agreement Area in the Tanjung district of South Kalimantan Province until the year 2022 with Rights to extend by mutual agreement are available. There are three deposits within the Agreement Area which contain total coal resources of 2.8 billion tones of open cut coal characterized by extremely thick seams of up to 50 meters with relatively low overburden. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in coal mining and trading and other related services, such as coal infrastructure and logistics. The Company has three direct subsidiaries, namely PT Alam Tri Abadi, PT Saptaindra Sejati and PT Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa
Alliance Resource Partners LP (NasdaqGS:ARLP) is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation's only publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal, is currently the fifth largest coal producer in the eastern United States. ARLP operates eight mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia. ARLP recently initiated mining operations at a new mining complex currently under construction in Kentucky and is also constructing a new mining complex in West Virginia. In addition, ARLP operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. ARLP's mining activities are conducted in three geographic regions commonly referred to in the coal industry as the Illinois Basin, Central Appalachian and Northern Appalachian regions.
Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) is one of America's premier coal suppliers with coal production capacity of more than 90 million tons a year. Alpha is the nation's leading supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country. The company, through its affiliates, employs approximately 6,200 people and operates more than 60 mines and 14 coal preparation facilities in the regions of Northern and Central Appalachia and the Powder River Basin.
Anglo American plc (OTCPK:AAUKF; LSE:AAL.L) is one of the world's largest mining and natural resource groups. The coal business, Anglo Coal, is the world’s sixth largest private sector coal producer and exporter, with operations in South Africa, Australia, South America and Canada.
Anhui Hengyuan Coal Industry & Electricity Power Co., Ltd (Shanghai:600971.SH) is principally engaged in the mining, processing and distribution of coal, as well as the generation of electricity. The Company distributes its products in domestic markets. As of December 31, 2008, the Company had two wholly owned subsidiaries engaged in the mining and sale of coal and one subsidiary engaged in the power generation with coal slurry and coal slack.
Aquila Resources Limited (ASX:AQA.AX) is a minerals exploration company focused on coal and iron ore exploration in Australia and overseas. AQA also produces coal from its Isaac Plains Project in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland.
Arch Coal, Inc (NYSE:ACI) is the second largest U.S. coal producer. Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to U.S. power producers to fuel roughly 8 percent of the nation's electricity. The company also ships coal to domestic and international steel manufacturers as well as international power producers.
Arrow Energy Ltd. (ASX:AOE.AX) is an emerging global leader in coal seam gas development with an expanding business presence in Australia, China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. The relentless execution of our growth strategy is returning increasing value to our shareholders and host communities and building a company that's reaching new levels of performance in a dynamic international marketplace.
*To view the entire list you must be a member or purchase the directory in PDF

Investorideas.com has created some of the most comprehensive online stock directories for investors in leading sectors. The renewable energy stocks directory has an estimated 900 stocks and the oil and gas stock directories has over 500 stocks. Directories can all be purchased individually in PDF or as part of the Investor Ideas Membership via login access.

Investor Ideas Members can also access by login the Mining stocks directory, oil and gas stocks directory , Natural Gas Stocks Directory , Water Stocks Directory, Renewable energy stocks directory, Biotech Stocks Directory, Defense and Homeland Security Stocks Directory, Fuel cell stocks Directory, Environment Stocks Directory and the investor newsletter- The Insiders Corner, covering insider buying trends in small cap stocks.

About Coalsectorstocks.com :
www.CoalSectorStocks.com (CSS),within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offer investors research, news, blogs, RSS Feeds, and a directory of public companies within the coal industry .

About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Investors are also reminded to sign up for the free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.


Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.

For more information contact:
Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com or cvanzant@investorideas.com
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Investorideas.com Natural Gas Stocks Directory Now Features over 600 Stocks

Energy Investors can also research the sector with Energy News and Commentary RSS News Feed


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., January 30, 2010 (Investorideas.com ) - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading investor research portal specialized in sector investing and www.NaturalGasStocks.com, its investor portal covering natural gas stocks, updates the Natural Gas Stocks Directory for investors for February 2010. The directory currently lists over 600 publicly traded natural gas stocks.

Natural gas stocks are consistently one of the most searched sectors on Investorideas.com and has been in the top ten inbound search phrases for investors for several months.

Investors following natural gas stocks are also reminded to follow energy commentary by Karl Miller and more in the new energy news RSS feed . Subscribe here:
http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Energy.xml

The natural gas stock directory available to Investor Ideas Members by login or in PDF, is one of the most comprehensive available to investors online and features Micro-cap OTC stocks, TSX, ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE stocks as well as public companies on other global stock exchanges.

Investors following natural gas stocks can purchase the directory in a PDF format with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description. The directory page features a Paypal link and buy now button for easy online purchase.

Investors also have the option to access the directory as part of the Investor Ideas Membership premium content. The full directory is now available to Investor Ideas members as part of the annual membership that currently features an additional 9 stock directories and investor newsletter, including an oil and gas stocks directory and renewable and green energy stocks directory.

Investorideas.com plans to add several new directories, services and premium offers to members over the year ahead. Learn more: http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

The Investorideas.com stock directories are also sold by several global research firms. For a list of current partners for Investorideas.com visit our partners and links resource page at
http://www.investorideas.com/resources/.


Natural Gas Stocks Directory Preview
3D Oil Limited (ASX.TSO.AX) is an oil and gas exploration company. The company holds 100% equity in two permits in Bass Strait; Vic/P57 in the Gippsland basin, Victoria and T41-P in the Bass basin, Tasmania.
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NasdaqCM:AXAS) is a San Antonio based crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations principally in Texas, the Mid-Continent and the Rocky Mountains. Abraxas Petroleum Corporation also owns a 47% interest in an upstream master limited partnership, Abraxas Energy Partners, L.P., which entitles Abraxas Petroleum Corporation to receive its proportionate share of cash distributions made by the Partnership.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (ADX:TAQA.AE) is a global energy company with operations in power generation, water desalination, upstream oil/gas, pipelines and gas storage. TAQA was founded in Abu Dhabi in 2005 and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). As at 31 December, 2008, TAQA has in excess of AED 86.4 billion in assets and revenue of approximately AED 16.8 billion. Currently, the company has an installed power capacity of 10,609 MW and 654MIGD of desalinated water. The company’s proven and probable reserves are 621 mmboe with average daily production of 114.1 mboe/d during 2008. In addition to supplying more than 98% of power in its domestic market, TAQA is expanding its footprint across the Middle East, The Americas and Europe. It is one of the largest companies listed on the ADX. TAQA has around 2,800 employees and operates from its offices in Abu Dhabi, Michigan, Aberdeen, Calgary, Amsterdam and The Hague with alliance partners across the Gulf, Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States. TAQA carries an AA- credit rating according to internationally renowned rating agency S&P and Aa2 by Moody’s.
Acergy S.A (NasdaqGS: ACGY; Oslo:ACY.OL) is a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor to the offshore oil and gas industry worldwide. We provide integrated services, and we plan, design and deliver complex projects in harsh and challenging environments.
ACTIVENERGY INCOME TRUST UNITS (AEU-UN.TO) A TSX listed closed-end investment fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of energy companies with an emphasis on oil and gas as well as common shares of Canadian and U.S.-based issuers operating in the energy sector.
Learn more about accessing the full natural gas stocks directory:
http://www.investorideas.com/Companies/NaturalGas/Stock_List.asp


* Natural gas companies listed on any recognized stock exchange are welcome to contact us to be included in our directory at no charge.

Investor Ideas Members can now access by login the Mining stocks directory, oil and gas stocks directory , Natural Gas Stocks Directory , Water Stocks Directory, Renewable energy stocks directory, Biotech Stocks Directory, Defense and Homeland Security Stocks Directory, Fuel cell stocks Directory, Environment Stocks Directory and the investor newsletter- The Insiders Corner, covering insider buying trends in small cap stocks. Learn more about becoming a member.

Investors are also reminded to sign up for the launch of the new free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.

About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering multiple industry sectors including water, mining, renewable energy, energy, biotech, defense and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia. The website covers several sectors but has a focus on environment and water. Investorideas.com meets the needs of retail investors, public companies and entrepreneurs with unique tools and services ranging from stock directories, newsfeeds, funding directories and more.


Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Investor Ideas Announces New Membership Campaign for 2010 ; One Million Members Stronger…

The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know!

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–January 28, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, announces the launch of its new member’s campaign for 2010:
“One Million Members Stronger… The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know !”

Investor Ideas campaign theme is based on the concept that there is power in numbers and knowledge is power. As the number of members grows, Investorideas.com will expand the content and services to its members, including special offers from partners and service providers catering to retail investors.

Investorideas.com Members currently have access to ten stock directories in leading sectors . Investorideas.com plans to add several new directories, services and premium offers to members over the year ahead.

Visit the Investor Ideas membership page to learn more at :
http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

Current list of stock directories available to members or individually :

Renewable Energy Stocks Directory - Global Green and Renewable Energy Stocks Directory in PDF format includes over 900 stocks on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Smart Grid Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks. For investors following green stocks, this is the most comprehensive global stock directory online.

Mining and Gold Stocks Directory - Global Mining and Gold Stocks Directory in PDF format lists over 1000 publicly traded mining companies. Mining and metals investors can research gold and mining stocks with the mining stocks directory, featuring Gold Stocks, Silver Stocks, Uranium Stocks, Copper Stocks, Zinc Stocks and Precious Metals TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading Stock Exchanges. directory features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description.

Oil and Gas Stocks Directory - Global Oil and Gas Stocks Directory of Publicly traded oil and gas stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the energy sector. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to over 500 stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Coal Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Coal stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM, China and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the coal sector, including clean coal and coking coal stocks. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to coal stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Defense Stocks Directory - Global Defense and Homeland Security Stocks Directory features publicly traded defense stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory, in PDF format, includes Homeland Security Stocks, Aerospace and Defense Stocks, Biodefense Stocks, Security Stocks, Energy Security Stocks and Infrastructure Stocks with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description. For defense stocks followers, this is one of the most comprehensive global stock directories available to investors.

Water Stocks Directory - Global Water Stocks Directory of publicly traded water stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The stock directory features water stocks ranging from desalination companies to bottled water stocks, to infrastructure, water treatment and technology as well as other sub sectors. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description. For investors following water stocks this is one of the most comprehensive directories in the sector available.

Environment Stocks Directory - Global Green Stocks Directory of Publicly traded Environmental Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.
The environment stocks directory is broken down into the following sub sectors for investors:

Tech Stocks - General Garments & Textiles Stocks Green Building and Sustainable Construction Materials
Green Certificates - Carbon Credit Stocks Natural, Organic & Alternative Health Oil Industry Environmental Technology
Recycling and Biodegradable Stocks Sustainable Construction & Materials Stocks Sustainable & Social Financial Institution Stocks Waste to Energy Water Treatment Technology Stocks

Fuel Cell Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Fuel Cell Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. For green investors looking for opportunities in the fuel cell sector, the comprehensive global directory in PDF format provides a great research tool with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Biotech Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly Traded Biotech,Pharma and Life Sciences Stocks ,on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory covers all sub sectors of biotech including nanotech, biodefense and stem cell stocks. The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for investors The comprehensive global directory in PDF format provides a great research tool for biotechnology investors with hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Natural Gas Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Natural Gas Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. Natural gas stocks included range from LNG, Coal Bed Methane to exploration and producers in the sector . The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.

Investors are also reminded to sign for the free investor newsletter – the next great investor idea! Investors can sign up for the new free newsletter on the pop- up box on the home page of www.investorideas.com or the newsletter sign up page.



The Investorideas.com stock directories are also sold individually by several research firms and cleantech sites. For a list of current partners for Investorideas.com visit our partners and links resource page at
http://www.investorideas.com/resources/.

About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investor Ideas is a global financial media online destination specialized in sector investing content. Investor Ideas (and portals within the hub) was one of the first online investing and business resources providing in-depth information, news and stock directories in renewable energy, homeland security and water sectors. InvestorIdeas.com features over twenty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information and or interest in becoming a content /revenue partner:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

www.investorideas.com Launches New Investor Ideas Membership Campaign for 2010 - 1 million members stronger...

Giving Power to Investors!

10 Reasons to Become an Investor Ideas Member - Get 10 Stock Directories Plus our exclusive Investors Newsletter, the Insiders Corner for just $99 year!


You save over $168 by becoming a member to access all of our directories by login or buy each directory individually starting at $24.95 in PDF format. If you buy all of our directories individually it will cost $269.5o. Become a member and access them all for just $99 year.
Our Investor Ideas Membership Includes Exclusive Login Access to 10 Stock Directories (The best directories online) and Investor Newsletters from one of the leading small cap investor websites! We were one of the first, and are an established online leader, in renewable energy and water stocks. Even the industry experts use our content and directories... So Sign up today!
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Consistent with Mr. Miller's weather update on December 30, 2009 titled "More Bad Weather Forecasted to continue through First Quarter of 2010 from Rockies to East Coast"


See Link: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/41642-more-bad-weather-forecasted-to-continue-through-first-quarter-of-2010-from-rockies-to-east-coastAccuweather's Senior meterolgist Joe Bastardi posted the following long term weather forecast today titled "The Hounds of Winter Are Set to Howl!"http://www.accuweather.com/video-on-demand.asp?...

Energy Commentary from Karl Miller at Investorideas.com and its energy portals
Read Bio and More info and articles at :http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/
Natural Gas: Tying Supply, Demand and Politics Together in the U.S. Economy

FEATURE ENERGY ANALYSIS
By Senior Energy Industry Executive Karl W. Miller

Energy Commentary from Karl Miller at Investorideas.com and its energy portals
Read Bio and More info and articles at :
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January 26, 2010
Natural gas is a clean fuel for the U.S. Washington Politicians need to start listening to senior industry executives to put a credible energy plan in place and focus on investing in America.

Nothing will stop the natural gas revival and industry consolidation which is well under way. However, sometimes the message has to be repeated, much like the military mantra; tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them, and tell them again. Financial markets have a very short memory as history has shown, so let’s tell them again.
The U.S. economy runs on three key factors; i) a stable housing market and; ii) affordable and dependable energy supply and; iii) stable employment environment. Without these three critical factors functioning properly, there will be no meaningful economic recovery in the U.S. economy.
The road to economic recovery all starts with truly cleaning up the banks, hedge funds and insurance companies' bad debts and scraping the currently flawed renewable energy and carbon emissions plans being proposed by the current administration.
The defunct real estate loans in the residential and commercial marketplace must be properly vetted, written down to net realizable value, and moved off the banks, hedge funds and insurance company books.
The Government must force this to happen quickly and without preference for any specific group, despite the strong lobby by various groups. There will be bankruptcies and liquidations; these are the cold hard facts of a capitalist society, which the U.S. Economy is founded upon.
The U.S. needs a credible and sensible energy policy and emissions plan. We have "abundant natural gas and coal resources" to support our energy needs for many years into the future, if properly deployed for further usage into the industrial and consumer bases.

Mr. Miller also encourages investors to take this market opportunity to focus on core value of companies in all sectors. When the political dust settles, companies that generate cash flow, are positioned for growth, and are essential to the U.S. Economy like natural gas will still be core investments to all class of investors.

Why is Natural Gas Not in State of Permanent Excess Supply
Mr. Miller is a strong proponent of natural gas and called the revival of natural gas earlier this year but the gross inaccuracies being portrayed about Natural gas production, supply, and end use in Washington and select media require immediate correction for the benefit of public interest. For reference see: http://www.investorideas.com/news/122909a.asp,
Natural gas is utilized by three major class of consumers; i) the power generation industry; ii) the industrial complex; iii) the local utilities across the U.S. which distribute natural gas to individual homes and office buildings. As Mr. Miller details in review of the “Dash to Natural Gas” of the 1990’s through 2003, a tremendous amount of natural gas fired power plants were constructed, some in “load centers” or major consumption areas, some in fringe areas like the southeast U.S. and some in outright poor locations. To put the rationale to construct all of these natural gas fired power plants in layman terms, these natural gas fired power plants were supposed to replace the older coal fired power plants controlled by the regulated utilities across the country, be more efficient, and emit much less CO2. The industry forecast and thesis at that time was for natural gas to be priced at $3.50/$4.00/mmbtu in perpetuity, as natural gas was reported to be in oversupply, plentiful and would never in theory be interrupted, thus always available for firm deliver.
The plants were built on a scale never seen before in U.S. History, over $500 billion of debt was added to the top 80 utilities and natural gas companies going into 2001, and then the independent natural gas power plant market promptly crashed, went into financial distress and faded away from the mainstream. The regulated utilities would not close the older, less efficient, and larger carbon emitting coal plants, nuclear stranded cost were winding down and the owners of nuclear power plants had substantially reduced amortized cost basis, thus could sell their power cheaper than natural gas plants, and the U.S. never implemented a national energy plan, and natural gas was not always available in certain regions during peak demand, and thus not in oversupply.These natural gas power plants are still on the ground, some running, some mothballed. If natural gas were truly “in permanent excess supply”, the utilities would immediately shut down hundreds of the coal plants running 24 hours a day across the country, fire up the natural gas plants under their control, and contract with the independent power producers who control the other natural gas plants. This has not happened during the past ten (10) years, nor will it happen anytime in the foreseeable future. It is very positive that independent gas producers have started to discover and exploit alternative means of extracting natural gas from shale and tight sands, within the U.S. borders, as Mr. Miller firmly believes and has advised Washington and the industry that it will become a “bridge” fuel by default. Despite the fact that Washington simply does not have the energy market knowledge or capacity to implement a credible energy plan for the U.S. at the current time. The hope of a bi-partisan energy plan has escaped the current administration, despite continued counseling from Mr. Miller and many other senior energy executives. However, this does not mean that natural gas is overflowing out of every gas valve across the United States. Nor will it for quite some time. By far, the largest consumer of natural gas should be the power generation industry across the U.S. If CO2 limits are put in place by the Federal Government at some point in the future, or individual states through the imposition of CO2 non-attainment zones, displacing and disadvantaging coal fueled plants, and all or a large portion of the natural gas power plants on the ground today were to be run as base load (running 24 hours a day) plants, excluding the small gas peakers, a tremendous strain would be put on the natural gas distribution system (major pipelines and local distribution pipelines) and diminishing any “purported permanent excess supply.Secondly, if the local utilities started pulling gas at higher rates through the City Gate (delivery points for natural gas to major retail consuming areas like Chicago, for example), due to retail consumers using a greater amount of natural gas, a further strain would be put on the distribution system, in addition to further diminishing any “purported permanent excess supply”. Thirdly, if the U.S. industrial complex started pulling more natural gas into their industrial facilities (the Texas/Louisiana petrochemical/refinery complex for example) a further strain would be put on the distribution system, in addition to further diminishing any “purported permanent excess supply”.Fourthly, if we start fueling truck fleets and other transportation vehicles with natural gas, the question must be asked, is supply sufficient at peak heating market demand time of the winter months and peak cooling season of the summer? Is the transmission and distribution system in place to handle such use of natural gas that we can say with authority that “natural gas is in permanent excess supply”?Also, do we have the necessary “high deliverability gas storage facilities” (salt dome or depleted fields) to handle these large withdrawals and swings of natural gas to meet excessive demand, which would essentially break the current seasonal injection period during the summer months and withdrawals during the winter months? There would be no injection season as the industry knows it today, and no historical statistics to use as a benchmark, thus prices would continue to be volatile, reflecting a more real time supply/demand ratio for physical natural gas and for future delivery (futures contract), which they should. Those that can pay for the physical resource in real time would set the price of natural gas, and Mr. Miller is firmly convicted this will lead to higher prices and volatility, rather than lower prices and volatility. This is what is commonly referred to as a “free market”. Take for example the construction of a wind park in the desert of Arizona or Nevada for example, without a transmission line to deliver any electricity produced to the end user. The wind park owner could say that he has excess power supply; however, he has no means of transmitting that power supply to an end user, rendering the wind power useless. Finally, if natural gas were in “permanent excess supply” there would be no independent natural gas producers in business such as XTO (Exxon), EOG, DVN, CHK, APC, and many other independent producers critical to the future of the U.S. Energy industry and overall economy.
Also, signing long term contracts with end users to lock in a percentage of natural gas production is a long standing practice in the industry; alternatively locking in the price the natural gas producer receives through a long term natural gas swap. These are a positive event for the industry, as long term contracts allow producers to gain financing of their production operations, not a negative sign or downward price signal. In fact, history has shown that the higher percentage of long term contracts put in place, the scarcity of supply principle takes over, and prices become more volatile and sensitive to supply/demand events, given a larger portion of the commodity is locked up and a smaller portion is available for the spot market or for future delivery. Thus natural gas prices rise. There was a time in the 1980's when independent natural gas producers could not even get financing to produce the gas in the ground that they owned under conventional drilling and recovery methods, that's why we as an industry invented the gas bank deal structure, to help finance these producers and bring natural gas to market. We opened up the natural gas pipelines, deregulated the industry and created “open access”, thus a free market.
If the U.S. were awash in natural gas, we would shut down the coal industry, stop building wind farms and solar farms, and there would be no need for a comprehensive energy plan for the U.S. to gain energy independence. We would simply flat-line natural gas prices. This will not happen anytime in the near future. Natural gas is a fuel of the future, but price volatility will rise, not fall and this is not a bad thing. It is a sign of a healthy, vibrant, and credible asset class, “natural gas”.

Winter/summer: There are Two Natural Gas Peak Seasons in the U.S.
Lest we forget, we constructed over 250,000 megawatts of natural gas fired generation in the U.S. ten years ago with efficient heat rates (energy conversion factors), and they will be used more often each year going forward, as we experience more extreme winters and summers.

Investors should keep in mind, that during peak season and usage, the mainline pipeline systems in the U.S operate at or near maximum capacity, and "statistical natural gas in storage" is not always available, which is why we have massive price spikes at the "City Gates" or major consuming and producing areas. (Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, etc.)
“Mr. Miller believes that the natural gas market is not currently pricing in winter demand properly and is not pricing in a normal summer peak demand, given the recession of 2009. The natural gas market has been lulled to sleep on price volatility, and is due for a massive correction to the upside either due to winter or summer peak usage, and what Mr. Miller believes to be fundamental flaws in estimating working gas in storage, actual deliverability of gas when required and insufficient mainline transportation.”
While the NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract is a useful reference, what is more important is what is happening on the ground at the wellhead, compression station, storage facility, power plants and industrial consumers and the City gates. "Remember Mr. Miller's example of the wind farm in the desert, you can build the most efficient wind farm money can buy today, but if you don't have wind, and you don't have a transmission line and a massive renewable energy credit and federal tax credit, you have scrap value". Thus, natural gas in storage is not natural gas in the pipeline, or at the demand center.
It is a very positive thing that we have producers and some semblance of a financial system left that can actually still underwrite a long term gas contracts or financial hedges, as that is a skill set and art that has been lost on the industry for quite some time, as well as a limited number of financial institutions that have the credit and capability to participate in that arena. The say one never forgets how to ride a bike, but in Natural Gas case, industry veterans like Mr. Miller and a select few others have had to step in and not only teach the U.S. Government what the natural gas market is, but have had to drive many aspects of the industry recovery and recognition, which includes a tremendous amount of education for the general public, media and younger financial bankers and traders. Finally, don't go to sleep looking at the NYMEX futures contract and believe you have a grip on where natural gas prices or the market structure is going. The Futures contract is purely for speculative purposes and true producers and physical participant’s hedge and trade via the over the counter natural gas swap market, physical delivery points and use the natural gas forward price curve beyond eighteen (18) months. Natural Gas is back in the mainstream, it is here to stay, and it is not going away just because a weather forecaster says that next week, next month, or next year are going to be a degree cooler or hotter. Core commodities have staying power, and Natural Gas has been revived and a very big way.



Production Questions-Decline Profile
The natural gas production decline curve for shale and tight sands natural gas production is the wild card.

The decline trend in natural gas well production is dictated by natural geologic formations, rock and fluid properties among other factors. Thus, a major advantage of decline trend analysis is inclusion of all production and operating conditions that would influence the performance of natural gas wells.
For illustrative purposes, the standard declines (observed in field cases and whose mathematical forms are derived empirically) are:
· Exponential decline
· Harmonic decline
· Hyperbolic decline
As an example a study was done on a few specific wells for production histories of fractured low permeability gas wells in the Piceance Basin in Northern Colorado, which are characterized by a sharp initial decline followed by a long transition into exponential decline.
These two decline periods correspond to linear and pseudo steady-state flow, respectively. Predicting rates and reserves based on test data or short production Predicting decline rates and reserves based on test data or short production histories is difficult using conventional decline curve analysis, thus making shale gas and tight sands production curves difficult to forecast.
The usual approach to predicting reserves by decline curve analysis, in this type of well, is to arbitrarily assign a high exponential decline rate for the first two or three years, followed by a lower decline. Another approach is to find a hyperbolic decline curve to fit the early tine data and extrapolate to estimate future rates. Both of these approaches can result in large errors in calculated reserves.
“Simply put, we don’t know how steep the production decline curve will be for non-traditional natural gas production will be. There is no quantitative evidence that analyst can use today to support excess supply of natural gas in the future, further pressuring prices to the upside.”



Renewable Energy: Politics and Ties to Unstable Wind and Solar
Mr. Miller has also provided endless advice to the current democratic administration regarding renewable energy. Better to retreat, regroup, and reform for a later date in the future. Additionally, it seems the Democrats did not bother to even look into the Department of Energy's own internal energy forecast, that 78-80 percent of the U.S. Energy will be supplied by fossil fuels by the year 2035.

Mr. Miller has issued a Sell opinion rating on the US renewable and green energy sector. Despite the feel good factor all Americans desire by declaring themselves green and renewable friendly, industry executives have consistently counseled the current democratic administration, republican leadership and industry officials that the proposed terms of the cap-and-trade bill will lead to disastrous consequences for the U.S. Energy industry.

The Industry Sell Rating Rationale is driven by fact that the renewable industry is still very immature in the United States. The public companies in the renewable energy sector will continue to be very volatile and face extreme pressures and difficulty to deliver the promised growth in net earnings and tangible asset growth. Nor will it have any meaningful effect for the re-powering and re-fueling of the U.S. power generation industry, nor will it deliver sustainable efficient energy production.
The renewable energy sector is still a very long way from competing with the net cost of fossil fuels as measured by generation energy source and recouping the required substantial investments necessary to justify the current sector valuations.
Net Generation Shares by Energy Source: Total (All Sectors) Coal - 46.8% Natural Gas - 20.3% Nuclear - 21.2% Petroleum - 1.3% Other Energy Sources - 3.9% Hydroelectric Conventional - 6.5% Source: Energy Information Administration To View Mr. Miller's Analysis go to: http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/cleantech-features/energy-player-karl-miller-predicts-renewable-energy-market-will-crash.htmlNewNet News - Energy player Karl Miller predicts renewable energy .
To view Mr. Miller's Full report: U.S. Renewable Energy: A Self Inflicted Crisis in the Making go to: http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/06-29-2009/0005052129&EDATE=

Investors should keep in mind, that during peak season and usage, the mainline pipeline systems in the U.S operate at or near maximum capacity, and "statistical natural gas in storage" is not always available, which is why we have massive price spikes at the "City Gates" or major consuming and producing areas. (Chicago, New York, etc.)
Distribution Problems-pipelines, LDC’s

Do not be fooled or lulled to sleep by looking at one static statistic that says we have massive excess natural gas in storage in perpetuity. This is not only not true, it is quite the opposite, we have massive infrastructure problems, lack of pipeline transmission and laterals to service power plants and industrial users, as evidenced by the major natural gas delivery curtailments this past two weeks across the country.

Underground Storage Modeling Problems
On January 7, 2010, Mr. Miller made the call and warned the market that the U.S. natural gas storage supplies were poised to flip from surplus to historical deficit during next 30 Days. For reference see Mr. Miller’s analysis: seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w... .


Mr. Miller notes this has nothing to do with China, hedge funds, Washington politics, or any other excuse market prognosticators could put on the table. This is good old fashioned U.S. domestic demand and usage, which should provide substantial support to U.S. natural gas production companies. Let’s review the facts.

Working gas in storage was 2,607 Bcf as of Friday, January 15, 2010, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 245 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 22 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 6 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,613 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 56 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 131 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 5 Bcf below the 5-year average of 815 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 96 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 55 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 18 Bcf. At 2,607 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range. Mr. Miller can say with relative certainty that the natural gas in storage has now flipped to a historical deficit by much larger numbers than reported by the EIA today.

We will see this deficit formally reported next Thursday, January 28, 2010, even with the current discrepancies in the EIA reporting methodology, which Mr. Miller has opined understates actual withdrawals of natural gas from storage across the U.S.

Thus, going into the final week of January, we have quickly moved from what many market analysts have touted for months was a massive excess of natural gas production and supply in storage, to a deficit, with demand projected to grow substantially in February and March due to extreme winter weather forecasted for the Eastern U.S. For reference see Mr. Miller’s article “Weather Update: Cold February and March in the Eastern US”: seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w...

Also, Mr. Miller suggest everyone, especially energy traders remember that there is a Western region of the U.S. (often overlooked), and that region consumes a large amount of natural gas both in winter and summer, so it’s not all about the Eastern U.S., as we found today with a natural gas withdrawal of 245 billion cubic feet of gas withdrawn from storage according to the EIA.
The net result is that in Mr. Miller's opinion natural gas withdrawals have been understated and the weather volatility combined with the undervalued summer volatility will drive oil and natural gas prices up substantially higher in 2010.
We have lost much of our executive expertise related to natural gas and oil contracting, hedging, and risk management over the last ten to fifteen years in the U.S. Don't be misled by a natural gas or oil producer announcing that they have hedged part of their production output as being something negative.
The facts clearly indicate that the U.S. is consuming massive amounts of natural gas in the U.S. right now and are projected to continue doing so for the next 60 days which would leaving a massive deficit in natural gas in storage, going into the spring and peak summer seasons, which Mr. Miller believes is significantly underpriced.
These are powerful facts and circumstances for all investors to consider, as the U.S. is burning through a lot of natural gas very quickly and demand is slated to grow much higher going forward. Investors considering a shelter from the market storm might do well to consider natural gas production companies.
For further reference see Mr. Miller’s analysis “Oil and Natural Gas: A Hedge from the Doom and Gloom Prognosticators and Rose Colored Glasses”: seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w...

A Closer Look at What Risks the Short Sellers and Speculators Face and Their Future
Financial short sellers and speculators trade the financial energy commodities, primarily natural gas and oil due to the liquidity and ease of clearing and leverage they can use to establish their positions. That is the advantage of having a functioning and healthy financial system.

However, when that system breaks down, the results are severe and swift and immediately impact each and every financial institution that is providing leverage to the hedge funds or in this case “shorts”; the clearinghouses seize financial assets and go into the market for immediate liquidation, which ripples through the market instantaneously in what the market refers to as systemic risk. In layman’s terms it’s a good old fashioned run on the bank and it’s not pretty and always leaves casualties.
Yet the age old problem shorts encounter when everyone piles into the same trade as they are today is they start sitting on top of each other, amplifying the systemic risk and crowding the potential orderly exit door, much like airplanes circling a busy airport, racked, stacked, and packed, as air traffic controllers would say.
Eventually each plane must land or crash for lack of fuel as every airplane has limited fuel reserves to circle the airport for a certain period of time. Short sellers are gambling that they have enough reserve fuel to stay aloft and not crash land.
How does that relate to energy commodities and the massive traffic jam we have in the natural gas and oil markets today called the “shorts”, well let’s look at some basic issues facing these investors, who by are packed like sardines in a trade, which is not novel, not unique, and certainly not complex.
Speculation is a double edged sword, when it works, rewards are generous, when the blade turns, and the results are catastrophic, especially if everyone is sitting in the same sardine can, much like the mortgage backed securities trade which took down Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill, and almost the entire financial system. There was no exit door big enough to allow the heard to get out quickly, efficiently and with any meaningful capital, as the market quickly went against them, thus the run on the bank.
Remember there are two (2) peak energy demand seasons in the U.S. and we constructed over 250,000 megawatts of natural gas fired generation in the U.S. ten years ago with efficient heat rates (energy conversion factors), and they will be used more often each year going forward, as we experience more extreme winters and summers; case in point, the current winter 2010 which is forecasted to be the worst in 15 years.
Power plant construction was a debt fiasco in itself, which led to the bankruptcy of NRG, PG&E National Energy Group, Mirant, and almost bankrupted many other companies and funds.
As mentioned, NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract is a useful price reference, what is more important is what is happening on the ground at the wellhead, compression station, storage facility, power plants and industrial consumers and the City gates. Do not be fooled or lulled to sleep by looking at one static statistic that says we have massive excess natural gas in storage in perpetuity. The situation on the ground is quite the opposite, we have massive infrastructure problems in the U.S., lack of pipeline transmission and laterals to service power plants and industrial users, as evidenced by the major natural gas delivery curtailments in late December and early January, or to use the analogy, a jammed exit door. As Mr. Miller points out that traditional storage models have become dated and are grossly underestimating the true injections and withdrawals of natural gas in the U.S. leading to substantial standard deviations in analyst estimates and reported withdrawals. Core commodities have staying power, and Natural Gas has been revived and a very big way. A true energy investor rarely has to look at NYMEX to know what is happening in the market, whether long or short. They know the physical market and infrastructure and watch closely to see when the sardine can is packed full.
It will be interesting to see how long the “shorts” can stay aloft in this environment and how much leverage their keepers, the financial institutions and clearinghouses are willing to provide them.

How Do Investors Navigate in the Natural Gas Sector?
That is, how does one navigate the volatility of the market to position their portfolios in the energy sector for the balance of 2010 and beyond? Mr. Miller has already opined on multiple occasions that in his opinion, there will be no downward correction in natural gas and oil during 2010 and the markets will set permanent new floor prices by year end despite any errant forecast correction in the broader markets.
The Energy industry is consolidating and 2010 will be a year that major industry market participants position their portfolios for the next 20-30 years, thus making prices somewhat immune to broader market issues.
Natural Gas is back in the mainstream, it is here to stay, and it is not going away just because a weather forecaster says that next week, next month, or next year are going to be a degree cooler or hotter.

About the Author:
Mr. Miller is a globally recognized energy executive and institutional investor with a balance of both financial and energy sector expertise. Mr. Miller began his career on Wall Street during the 1980s and has an extensive background in banking, commodities trading and risk management.
Mr. Miller is acclaimed for multiple ground breaking market calls and investments, including the U.K switching from a net gas exporter to a net gas importer in 2000, called the California energy crisis in 2001, called the Ethanol and Bio diesel boom and bust in 2007, called the renewable energy boom and bust cycle underway in 2008, and most recently called the revival of natural gas in the United States in 2009.
Mr. Miller has a long history in the global energy business and has held a variety of executive management positions both within the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Miller has bid on over $25 billion in energy related assets during his career.
Mr. Miller has built, restructured and managed energy businesses for major public energy companies on several continents, including PG&E Corporation, Electricitie de France, El Paso Energy, Enron Corporation and JPMorgan Chase.
Mr. Miller holds an MBA in Finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mr. Miller also holds a B.A. in Accounting from Catholic University located in Washington DC.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Natural Gas and Oil: U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Going into Historical Deficit on “Domestic Demand”

January 21, 2010
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For public interest, senior energy executive and institutional investor Karl W. Miller released the following statement regarding Oil and Natural Gas today, through his advisors regarding the historical natural gas storage deficit in the U.S.
On January 7, 2010, Mr. Miller made the call and warned the market that the U.S. natural gas storage supplies were poised to flip from surplus to historical deficit during next 30 Days. For reference see Mr. Miller’s analysis: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/42591-natural-gas-storage-poised-to-flip-from-surplus-to-historical-deficit-during-next-30-days .
Mr. Miller notes this has nothing to do with China, hedge funds, Washington politics, or any other excuse market prognosticators could put on the table. This is good old fashioned U.S. domestic demand and usage, which should provide substantial support to U.S. natural gas production companies. Let’s review the facts.
Working gas in storage was 2,607 Bcf as of Friday, January 15, 2010, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 245 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 22 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 6 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,613 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 56 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 131 Bcf.
Stocks in the Producing Region were 5 Bcf below the 5-year average of 815 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 96 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 55 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 18 Bcf. At 2,607 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.
Mr. Miller can say with relative certainty that the natural gas in storage has now flipped to a historical deficit by much larger numbers than reported by the EIA today. We will see this deficit formally reported next Thursday, January 28, 2010, even with the current discrepancies in the EIA reporting methodology, which Mr. Miller has opined understates actual withdrawals of natural gas from storage across the U.S.
Thus, going into the final week of January, we have quickly moved from what many market analysts have touted for months was a massive excess of natural gas production and supply in storage, to a deficit, with demand projected to grow substantially in February and March due to extreme winter weather forecasted for the Eastern U.S. For reference see Mr. Miller’s article “Weather Update: Cold February and March in the Eastern US”: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/44883-weather-update-cold-february-and-march-in-the-eastern-us
Also, Mr. Miller suggest everyone, especially energy traders remember that there is a Western region of the U.S. (often overlooked), and that region consumes a large amount of natural gas both in winter and summer, so it’s not all about the Eastern U.S., as we found today with a natural gas withdrawal of 245 billion cubic feet of gas withdrawn from storage according to the EIA.
Mr. Miller does not provide answers, only information and facts, which clearly indicate that we are consuming massive amounts of natural gas in the U.S. right now and are projected to continue doing so for the next 60 days which would leaving a massive deficit in natural gas in storage, going into the spring and peak summer seasons. For further reference see Mr. Miller’s analysis “Why the U.S. Natural Gas Industry is NOT in a State of Permanent Excess Supply”: http://www.investorideas.com/news/123009a.asp
These are powerful facts and circumstances for all investors to consider, we as the U.S. is burning through a lot of natural gas very quickly and demand is slated to grow much higher going forward. Investors considering a shelter from the market storm might do well to consider natural gas production companies. For further reference see Mr. Miller’s analysis “Oil and Natural Gas: A Hedge from the Doom and Gloom Prognosticators and Rose Colored Glasses”: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/44463-oil-and-natural-gas-a-hedge-from-the-doom-and-gloom-prognosticators-and-rose-colored-glasses


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Natural Gas and Oil: Thriving on Chaos
January 21, 2010
Energy Commentary from Karl Miller - Read Bio and More info

For public interest, senior energy executive and institutional investor Karl W. Miller released the following statement regarding Oil and Natural Gas today, through his advisors regarding dilemma facing all investors, both long and short in the natural gas and oil markets today.
That is, how does one navigate the volatility and chaos of the energy market, as we go into what is expected to be another major withdrawal of natural gas from storage today, oil refinery closures, collapsing refining margins, yet rising consumer gasoline prices, and looking forward to positioning in the energy sector for the balance of 2010 and beyond.
Mr. Miller has already opined on multiple occasions that in his opinion, there will be no downward correction in natural gas and oil during 2010 and the markets will set permanent new floor prices by year end as every major player is now in a strategic re-positioning mindset, industry consolidation is upon us. For further reference see: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/42638-no-downward-correction-in-energy-during-2010-markets-will-set-permanent-new-floor-prices-by-year-end
Additionally, in 2009 Mr. Miller published a ground breaking analysis “U.S. Renewable Energy: A Self-Inflicted Crisis in the Making”, which called for the revival of natural gas, which has now materialized, and also predicted we would see a boom and bust in a majority of the renewable energy investments, which is now materializing as well across the U.S. in addition to providing insight into what would come to pass in the Utilities sector, most importantly the fact that there are billions of dollars in hidden pass through cost not being disclosed to the regulators and investors for renewable energy. For further reference see: http://www.investorideas.com/News/062909c.asp
Mr. Miller has also provided guidance to investors if they felt that Chaos was upon us and investors believed the market was going to correct by 10% or greater and the U.S. Dollar would fall again on the global markets, for the doom and gloom prognosticators and those seeking shelter from the volatility. For further reference see “Oil and Natural Gas: A Hedge from the Doom and Gloom Prognosticators and Rose Colored Glasses”: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/522236-karl-w-miller/44463-oil-and-natural-gas-a-hedge-from-the-doom-and-gloom-prognosticators-and-rose-colored-glasses
Mr. Miller has also provided some risk guidance to the short sellers who are pure speculators and trade the financial energy commodities, as they are all piled into the same trade as they are today is they start sitting on top of each other packed like sardines in a trade, which is not novel, not unique, and certainly not complex. For further reference see “Natural Gas and Oil: A Closer Look at What Risks the “Short Sellers” Face”: http://www.stockhouse.com/Blogs/ViewDetailedPost.aspx?p=98494
Mr. Miller has also provided endless advice to the current democratic administration. Better to retreat, regroup, and reform for a later date in the future. Additionally, it seems the Democrats did not bother to even look into the Department of Energy's own internal energy forecast, that 78-80 percent of the U.S. Energy will be supplied by fossil fuels by the year 2035. For further reference see “Win, Lose or Draw in Massachusetts Senate Race, Washington Needs to Focus on America and Start Solving the Housing and Energy Policy Issues Now”: http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/news/1201.asp
Core commodities have staying power, and Natural Gas has been revived and a very big way. Clean burning natural Gas is fully back in the mainstream, and it is not going away anytime soon.
Mr. Miller does not provide answers, only information and facts. However, if one follows the investing mantra that Mr. Miller does, it focuses on investing in hard assets at a discount which generate cash flow, have core fundamental demand and are staples of economies in all economic conditions. --
Mr. Millers Office
Energy Commentary from Karl Miller - Read Bio and More info

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This week's top 10 investor searches: Water Stocks Number 1
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1. Water stocks
2. Natural gas stocks
3. Renewable energy stocks
4. Natural gas companies
5. Natural gas news
6. Coal stocks
7. Green energy stocks
8. Alternative energy companies
9. Homeland security stocks
10. Agriculture stocks
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Investorideas.com Top 10 Investor Searches Include Water stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Renewable Energy Stocks, Homeland Security Stocks and Nanotechnology Stocks


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–January 14, 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound global investors. Water stocks, natural gas stocks, natural gas companies, renewable energy stocks, coal stocks, green energy stocks, homeland security stocks, alternative energy companys, nanotechnology stocks and airport security stocks made the top ten search phrases list this week.
Investorideas.com is pleased to announce two new water investing columns for 2010, Hydrocommerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet with Bill Brennan and BlueTech Tracker with Paul O’Callaghan.
Energy investors following natural gas stocks can also track the new Energy Investing column with Karl Miller : http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/ .
Investorideas.com and www.Water-Stocks.com are positioning to be a leading destination for cleantech investors researching the water space. The water news feed Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com and the global water stocks directory are two of the top tools available in addition to industry commentary and interviews.

The Top 10 Investor Search List is featured on Investorideas.com home page and is updated each Wednesday for investors to review.
This week’s top 10:

1. Water stocks - Visit the Water Stocks Directory to Research Water Stocks
2. Natural gas stocks- Visit the Natural Gas Stocks Directory to Research Natural Gas stocks 3. Natural gas companies 4. Renewable energy stocks - Visit the Renewable Energy Stocks Directory to Research Green Stocks
5. Coal stocks Visit the Coal Stocks Directory to Research Coal Stocks 6. Green energy stocks
7. Homeland security stocks – Visit the Homeland Security and Defense Stocks Directory to Research Defense Stocks
8. Alternative energy companies 9. Nanotechnology stocks
10. Airport security stocks

See our complete list of stock directories by sector at Investor Ideas and research stocks in each sector.

Investors researching global water stocks can now purchase the Water Stocks Directory individually in a PDF format. The water stocks directory was previously only available as part of the Investorideas.com premium membership. Investorideas.com has broken down several of the stock directories and made them available to investors that are avid fans of specific sectors.
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www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers water investors sector- close- ups, research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets. Investorideas.com and water –stocks.com work with private companies in the water space seeking funding and joint ventures through the global marketplace.

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