Should You Be Bullish on Natural Gas?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Paul Chi and senior analyst Matt Argersinger discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Paul and Matt discuss the state of the natural gas market in the U.S. There are many reasons to be bullish over the long term, with gas-to-coal displacements happening at a rapid pace and more upside from industrial and transportation sectors. However, Paul believes the range of scenarios in the short term, especially heading into this year's winter, is wide open.

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At the time this article was published Matt Argersinger has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Paul Chi owns shares of Chesapeake Energy and Southwestern Energy and has the following options: short SEP 2012 $28 puts on Southwestern Energy. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ultra Petroleum and has the following options: long JAN 2013 $16.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2013 $25.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $20.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum, long JAN 2014 $40.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum, and long JAN 2014 $50.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Ultra Petroleum. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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