With the White House unwilling to back oil or natural gas and a new strain of Republicans opposed to any kind of government involvement in industry, as many as 300,000 energy jobs go begging.
The energy company had a great third quarter boosted by new development projects and key deals.
These stocks show favorable chart patterns and are close to staging upside breakouts.
This midstream MLP churns out steady and growing returns
In this sector with building momentum, investors should look at a closed-end fund, a Canadian stock and a major oil producer.
Backed by scale, technological advancement and brand presence, the company's energy division stands to gain share in coming years.
With high-quality assets, this low-cost driller is poised to be a big winner if natural gas prices turn up.
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