How to Buy Natural Gas Stocks
For investors who wish to avoid exposure to futures contracts, it is possible to gain indirect exposure to natural gas by investing in the companies that are engaged in the exploration and production of the fuel. Many publicly-traded energy companies are engaged in the production of various fuels, including both natural gas and crude oil. As such, the purity of exposure to natural gas prices may be diminished. There are, however, several companies whose operations focus primarily on natural gas:
- PetroHawk Energy Corporation (HK)
- Stone Energy Corporation (SGY)
- SandRidge Energy SD)
- McMoran Exploration Co. (MMR)
For a complete list of options, see the holdings of the First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (FCG).