Not every investment in the energy space is a slam dunk investment. Sure, oil and gas production across the US is resulting in skyrocketing revenue and share prices, but some companies are simply not worth the investment today. Two companies in particular are Quicksilver Resources (NASDAQOTH:KWKAQ) and Range Resources (NYSE:RRC), but for completely different reasons. 

In the case of Quicksilver, there are several aspects of their business that are holding them back. Be it the large debt burden or the inability to monetize many of its natural gas assets, the cards seemed to be stacked against this company unless there are some major changes made through either asset sales or partnerships with a more well financed partner. Find out the details of Quicksilver's position and why Range Resources is on this list despite it being one of the better natural gas producers in the US today by tuning into the video below.

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