SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

March 07, 2012 08:20 ET

Government Pushes Natural Gas -- Chesapeake Energy and Westport Innovations Poised to Benefit

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Chesapeake Energy & Westport Innovations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - Natural gas prices are bordering on decade low levels this week as above normal temperatures across the nation push usage down. The dramatic drop in natural gas prices, combined with the United States' abundant supplies has prompted fuel switching by utilities away from coal into cheaper gas. Moreover, the large supply of natural gas has prompted the government to consider boosting exports of liquefied natural gas. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the natural gas market and provides equity research on Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) and Westport Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) (TSX: WPT). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

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Last month, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the U.S. Energy Department will not make a decision on future liquefied natural gas exports until it has weighed the potential consequences of sending U.S. gas abroad. Chu explained that there was concern that exporting the nation's surplus natural gas could lead to higher prices, but that had to be balanced against the economic benefits of increasing the U.S. exports.

Louisiana state Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret says that -- provided natural gas prices remain low, but not too low -- Louisiana will see tens of billions invested in petrochemical plants and LNG export terminals and also thousands of construction and permanent jobs that accompany them.

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Earlier this month, Senator Jeff Bingaman, and chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a measure to force electricity companies to use an increasing share of energy produced from "clean" sources over the next two decades. Bloomberg reports that natural gas, which already is edging aside coal in American electricity generation, would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a clean-energy mandate.

"The obvious goal is to expand it beyond renewables in order to get enough votes," said Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research in Washington, a group critical of the legislation. "By including natural gas, it's a way to broaden support."

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