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Apparently Beer and Natural Gas Don't Mix

Much like the wine industry in California, Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD  ) has made its opposition to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Germany well known. Due to purity laws dating back to the 1500s, German brewers are worried about the contamination of their water sources, which must remain absent of any unnatural additives. 

Other than geological impossibilities, environmental issues have ranked near the top of the list of headwinds facing the industry. That's why it would be wise for companies that stand to profit from its widespread use to address these issues in their research and development phases. There are two companies that Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman has placed his faith in to help alleviate some of this strain. Check out the video below for details.

One company is continuing to test the boundaries of fracking technology
Domestic oil and gas services companies have taken a hit due to a slowdown in the natural gas drilling boom of the last couple of years. As this market looks to rebound, investors would be wise to consider Halliburton, one of the top companies in the business and one of those most in tune with the domestic market. To access The Motley Fool's new premium research report on this industry stalwart, simply click here now and learn everything you need to know about how Halliburton is positioning itself both at home and abroad.


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Taylor Muckerman
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Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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