Natural gas producers have not shared in the glory that their oil counterparts have in America's energy boom because in part from a huge downturn in natural gas prices. However, with natural gas prices on the rise and inventories for gas at the lowest they have been in almost 10 years, it looks as though natural gas companies' time has come. EQT Resources (NYSE:EQT), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Ultra Petroleum (NYSE:UPL) are all looking to ramp up production this year quickly with large upticks in capital spending, but which one is the best investment for your portfolio?

All three of these companies are some of the lowest-cost producers in the country, but there are a couple of elements that make Ultra Petroleum stand out among these three. Find out what makes Ultra the best bet for natural gas companies in 2014 by tuning into the video below.

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