This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics around the investing world.

If 2011 was the year of dividends, then 2012 is the year of natural gas. The energy supply is swirling as one of the hottest investing sectors right now. For those interested in adding a natural gas component to their portfolio, Austin outlines three great stocks with a huge amount of growth ahead of them. Each company is involved in a different part of the natural gas fuel supply chain, and they all benefit in tangent to each other. If you're bullish on the future of natural gas, you don't want to miss out on these great picks

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