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3 Outstanding Energy Stocks

By John Reeves - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:13PM

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<p>Great energy stock ideas.</p>

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Two charts from Business Insider show that domestic energy production continues to grow, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Here are three outstanding energy stocks to play this strong trend.

Despite the drop in price, natural gas is still important to the United States. Producers such as Chesapeake Energy and EXCO Resources look risky given the situation. A better way to play it is through pipeline company Spectra Energy. It takes capital and equipment to produce oil and gas. That's where National Oilwell Varco comes in as well. It supplies critical systems and components to the production process. Investors looking to play the U.S. production trend directly should consider Denbury Resources. The U.S. oil company uses carbon dioxide to extract oil left behind in older oil wells.

It's good to see the United States producing more of its energy. And these three companies will continue to make that happen. See more in the following video.

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David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves owns shares of Denbury Resources. The Motley Fool owns shares of Denbury Resources and Spectra Energy and has options on Chesapeake Energy. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend National Oilwell Varco and Spectra Energy. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Stocks Mentioned

Denbury Resources Inc. Stock Quote
Denbury Resources Inc.
DNR
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Stock Quote
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
NOV
$17.77 (-4.57%) $0.85
Spectra Energy Corp Stock Quote
Spectra Energy Corp
SE
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Stock Quote
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CHKA.Q

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