This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value", in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy .

With more E&P companies continuing to shift into oil plays and LNG exportation talks increasing, the price of natural gas is starting to climb after hitting record lows in the spring of 2012. Investors are keeping a close eye on the price of natural gas -- but how much does the commodity have to rise for profits to soar for gas companies? In this segment, energy analyst Joel South discusses investments he would purchase as select natural gas prices. 

 

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