FROM: Energy and Capital
Few times have I come across an investment that you can call a “no-brainer.”
You know the ones I mean.
They’re the positions in your portfolio that are as close to a win-win situation as you can get in the market.
These investments not only thrive during the best of times, but they’ll also perform and make you a tidy profit during the worst.
Today, with investors and pundits alike fretting about recession fears, a no-brainer is harder to find than you might think.
Don’t get me wrong; they’re out there.
In fact, there are a number of them staring us in the eye as you read this.
There’s no denying that the Achilles’ heel of the U.S. energy sector is its infrastructure.
It has been for a long, long time.
And it may just be the biggest investment opportunity out there right now.
The Achilles’ Heel of the U.S. Energy Sector
Everything has a weakness.
Producing a lot of oil ISN’T ours.
Last week, the EIA reported that U.S. crude oil production for the prior week averaged 12.4 million barrels per day.
That’s 1.4 million barrels per day more than it was a year ago.
To put a little more perspective on that, consider that U.S. oil output in 2008 averaged just 5 million barrels per day.
So our production growth from last year alone would’ve accounted for more than one-quarter of our total output back then!
In August, just five oil-producing regions in the United States accounted for nearly 70% of U.S. oil production — extracting crude at a rate of more than 8.4 million barrels per day!
The Permian Basin alone makes up more than half of that production, too.
Now, don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of things to be concerned about when it comes to our tight oil production.
Fortunately for you and I, one of the biggest issues is something most investors take for granted.
And it’s something you should be taking full advantage of right now, while you still can.
Have you guessed it yet?
It’s not the steep decline rates or the fact that E&P companies need to drill at a furious pace to continue these growth trends.
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