At this point, everyone knows just how powerful the shale revolution has been for America and the various energy stocks tapping that abundance. What’s surprising is just how much oil and natural gas these formations continue to pump out.
Take Pennsylvania’s mammoth Marcellus shale, for example.
Already the kingpin of America’s natural gas production, the Marcellus is poised to boom, according to a new study. According to analysts at Morningstar (MORN), the formation will pump out 14 to 20 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2015. Putting that into context, the Marcellus shale will be the biggest driver of domestic dry gas production growth and will represent 25% of all U.S. gas production by 2015.
That’s a heck of a lot of gas.
It’s also a ton of profits for the various E&P firms tackling the play. Here are five of the best energy stocks to buy now for betting on the mammoth Marcellus output.