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Our Outlook for the Energy Sector

Pockets of opportunity exist among pipelines and North American natural-gas producers.

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We raised our long-term outlook for natural-gas prices in July, boosting our fair value estimates for many of our North American natural-gas producers. Our long-term outlooks for oil and coal did not change during the third quarter. The short-term outlook for natural-gas producers has weakened, as we recently matched last year's record high storage levels. We think the natural-gas producers' short-term pain is likely to provide investors with opportunities to purchase a number of these companies at reasonable prices this fall. (We've recently written two Stock Strategists laying out these opportunities in greater detail: Natural-Gas Producers on Sale and Energy Stock Picks for the Long Haul.)

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Eric Chenoweth does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.