Weekend Edition: Oil and Gas Drilling Reaches 5 Year High

The winter drilling season started with a bang this year as the number of rigs in the ground last week reached 83% utilization rate, a 5 year high as producers kicked off their drilling programs.

Obviously, thanks to high oil prices, it’s open season in the hunt for liquids (oil & liquids rich natural gas). This is a level of activity not seen since January 2006 and a great way to profit from this strong start is through the drilling and services companies which in my opinion are currently trading at a compelling valuation.

Who would you pick in the services & drilling sector?

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Our Ambitious 2012 Personal Finance and Investing Goals (My Own Advisor)

How NOT to Invest in Water (101 Centavos)

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Hope you had a Great Weekend!