This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value", in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy & materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays & Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy .

Natural gas has been historically cheap for the past two years. That might be about to change this winter. The Farmer's Almanac is forecasting a much colder-than-normal winter up ahead, and natural gas traders must feel the same. Expectations are for natural gas to average $4.00 per million British thermal unit, or MMBtu, next year. That should benefit some of the lowest cost producers and those with the deepest drilling inventory. Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman believes Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) and Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) might just be the ticket. Check out the video below for more.

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