What Higher Natural Gas Prices Mean for Investors

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Today, analysts Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss the impact of higher natural gas prices. The prices hit highs in 2012 because of the heat ravaging the country, finally reducing the natural gas supply. Investors should watch whether companies switch away from natural gas with the higher prices, but the industry still looks attractive as a long-term option.

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Austin Smith and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Westport Innovations. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Clean Energy Fuels and Westport Innovations. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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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