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Five Star Equities

February 22, 2012 08:20 ET

Shares of SandRidge Energy and Samson Oil & Gas on the Upswing as Crude Prices Surge

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on SandRidge Energy and Samson Oil & Gas

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Oil prices hit nine month highs to kick off the week after Iran halted sales to France and Britain, and as China eased credit policy amid expectations of a bailout deal for Greece, Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch explains. Companies in the Oil and Gas Operations industry are benefiting from the uptick in prices, with the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) up more than 12 percent over the last month. Five Star Equities examines investing opportunities in the Oil & Gas Operations Industry and provides equity research on SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) and Samson Oil & Gas Limited (NYSE Amex: SSN) (ASX: SSN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

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According to a US energy sector report from EIC Consult, the offshore deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to regain the momentum it had prior to the devastating Macondo disaster. There are currently 5,981 active leases in the Gulf of Mexico with over 130 new well permits since new regulations came into effect in October 2010, the EIC Consult's Country Overview finds. The new permitting regulations require higher standards regarding well design, casing and cementing.

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The EIC report finds that US shale gas development -- in particular liquid rich plays -- are poised for years of growth with production estimated to reach 30 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) by 2020.

EIC Consult argues that prohibitive regulation of shale gas in the future remains unlikely, despite much publicized opposition, due to the number of jobs created and taxes generated. Natural gas fracking has been accused of contaminating water supplies, causing earthquakes, and a myriad of other environmental concerns. However, a recent University of Texas study argues that there is no evidence that fracking is contaminating groundwater. Moreover, a recent report commissioned by the Taranaki found no evidence fracking had any observable effect on natural earthquake activity.

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