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Our Outlook for Energy Stocks

U.S. tight oil remains front and center for investors and market observers, for good reason.

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  • U.S. tight oil production growth continues to be the dominant supply story in energy, reshaping market fundamentals in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Natural gas production remains stubbornly strong, with full credit due to the Marcellus.
  • We're seeing the Majors begin to dial back capital spending, favoring projects that generate long-term production plateaus rather than more traditional oil and gas developments, where decline rates accentuate the challenge of reserve replacements.


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