The unconventional shale movement in the U.S. has created some unique opportunities for investors. One company that stands out in this space is Heckmann (NASDAQOTH:NESC). As a liquid waste management specialist that makes its bread and butter by treating hydraulic fracturing fluid, Heckmann could have the inside track on several oil services companies. While the company may be narrowly focused on a small part of the drilling process, it has a national presence and is continuing to grow.

Today, Motley Fool analyst Austin Smith checks in with contributor Tyler Crowe about how this company has found a perfect niche in the new energy space that creates great potential for Heckmann down the road. Tyler explains that the company can benefit from expanded shale drilling operations in the U.S., and that stricter environmental regulations on hydraulic fracturing fluids could be a positive sign for the company as well.

Fool contributor Tyler Crowe owns shares of Heckmann. Austin Smith does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Heckmann and has the following options: Long Jan 2014 $4 Calls on Heckmann and Short Jan 2014 $3 Puts on Heckmann. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.