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2 Energy Stocks With Plenty of Gas Left in the Tank

These two Australian energy companies should see strong returns over the next decade.

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Mathew Hodge: I'm here today to talk about Woodside Petroleum and Santos. My fellow analyst, Mark Taylor, recently completed a special report on energy stocks, and we've highlighted two names that we really like in that space. The key underpinnings [of our special report] are that we see strong demand for gas out of Asia and that Woodside and Santos are favorably located to meet that demand. They are low-cost providers, and they have high margins. We can see their strong returns carrying on for well over a decade, which is underpinning our narrow moat ratings on those stocks.

Also, we see a lot of the concern around increasing supply out of the U.S. as being a temporary issue. We think, in the long run, that gas prices in the U.S. will drift up and make gas out of the U.S. less competitive in the Asian market.

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