Low natural gas prices have taken a huge bite out of Heckmann in 2012, down close to 50% as more and more firms cut their capital expenditures to recoup losses from large asset purchases and decreased revenue. Has the company reached its bottom? Fool.com energy editor Joel South does not think so as natural gas drilling rigs continue to decrease and E&P firms continually lower their guidance, increasing Heckmann's uncertainty going forward. Check out the video below for more information on what to expect from Heckmann in the second half of 2012.
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