There’s more than one kind of gold rush, and I think we’re seeing one now that most people aren’t aware of.
This “gold rush” is getting a lift from Ben Bernanke’s recent comments that he and the U.S. Federal Reserve stand ready to provide more economic stimulus — because free money sloshing around the system tends to send commodity prices higher.
The really interesting news is that the current “gold rush” is probably the start of something much, MUCH bigger.
The “gold rush” I’m talking about is the build-out of U.S. pipeline infrastructure. There are at least 25 different pipeline projects taking place or planned for the future — projects that will criss-cross America.
The reason is simple: U.S. natural gas and crude production is soaring.
U.S. natural gas production in 2011 increased 7.5%, or 4.3 billion cubic feet per day, over 2010. That’s the largest year-on-year increase of the last quarter century.
This year, U.S. natural gas production will expand to a record. Meanwhile, oil output swelled in July to its highest point since 1999.
Heck, domestic production of crude oil helped the U.S. cut its crude oil imports by 17% since the 2005 peak, Energy Department data show. America will halve its reliance on Middle East oil by the end of this decade and could end it completely by 2035.
And meanwhile, exports of crude oil and petroleum products are also soaring!
As you can see, exports of all petroleum products have doubled since 2005, making the U.S. a net exporter of fuel for the first time since 1949. All that oil, gasoline, diesel and more has to be moved around from field to refinery to export terminal, and it all takes infrastructure.
And there’s more on the way! ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum recently announced they will build a $10 billion, 2 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) natural gas export terminal in Texas.
The Exxon/QP application joins a queue of more than a dozen other LNG export permit applications.
And they’ll ALL need infrastructure.
Energy Infrastructure Boom Is Already Happening
Thanks to booming production from shale oil deposits, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) said last year that more than $31 billion in new pipelines would be needed by 2035 to handle the load.
But that was last year.
More recently the INGAA updated its estimate for new oil pipeline spending to $10 billion for 2012 alone and another $10 billion just for 2013 alone. This means we’re in the biggest liquid pipeline production boom in more than 60 years.
And if you make the right investments in energy infrastructure, that could mean a pipeline of profits right into your investment account.
The Source of New Wealth
Oil giants are pouring billions of dollars more into America’s new oil fields — the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and more.
The Bakken alone holds 4.3 billion barrels of oil, according to U.S. government estimates — oil that was unobtainable until recently, when hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” technology opened up vast oceans of previously inaccessible oil.
There were 209 wells active in the Bakken at the end of August. If the current pace of new wells keeps up, there will be about 2,250 wells in the Bakken within a few years.
This means there will be $19 billion spent by exploration and production companies to reach that level.
And that’s just ONE of America’s new oil fields. And then there’s America’s new treasure trove of natural gas in places like the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and New York.
It is the dawn of a new — and potentially very profitable — age.
A $1.6 Trillion Building Boom!
Now for the really big news: It’s not just pipelines. All sorts of U.S. infrastructure needs to be built or rebuilt — water, roads, power lines and more.
And when you total up all the infrastructure work that needs to be done — no matter who wins the election in November — it’s not worth just millions of dollars. It’s not worth just billions of dollars, either.
In fact, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we need to spend $1.6 TRILLION to fix crumbling infrastructure.
Your piece of that $1.6 trillion could be the road to riches. And that’s just here in America. Globally, it’s a much bigger job that will cost even more money — a whopping $4 TRILLION according to one recent estimate.
That sounds like a lot of money — and it is. But like many things, it’s probably not wise to throw your money at the first infrastructure stock you see. Some will do well … others won’t.
Here’s the best news yet — I’ve written a new report that gives the straight scoop on America’s coming infrastructure boom, along with my take on the massive profit potential in each sector.
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The value of your family’s portfolio could increase just as dramatically, if you act now.
In the report, I’ll tell you about 11 infrastructure investments to add to your portfolio immediately — eight stocks with the potential to catapult higher, and three funds that will rise as the global infrastructure spending kicks into higher gear.
Here are three examples …
- A leader in pumps and valves for both water systems and energy transportation systems — so it’s raking in the cash dealing with the drought, rebuilding America’s crumbling water systems AND supplying pipeline valves for the big energy infrastructure build-out.
- A manufacturer of pumps, flow meters and other fluid systems and components. Sales are soaring, and the company is poised to expand its business through mergers and acquisitions
- A small, micro-cap provider of electrical transmission construction and maintenance services to the energy infrastructure industry throughout the United States. This small stock is an easy double or triple if trends go its way.
Many of these stocks could double — or more — in the right market environment. And even if those developments take a while to pan out, with so many of these stocks paying big, fat dividends, you’ll be paid for your patience!
But that’s not all I’m going to tell you about in this report.
Not all infrastructure investments are good ones. That’s why, in this report, I also tell you about SIX investments you should avoid. They look good on the surface, but they can sink your performance even if the market rallies.
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Yours for trading profits,