Don't Overlook These Eagle Ford Plays

Jim Cramer recently wrote a solid column about myriad Bakken energy producers that could make good takeout targets as their assets are undervalued. I have written about many of the same companies over the last nine months, and I own Hess (HES) and Linn Energy (LINE).

 that were mentioned in the article. Given the low financing costs currently available in the credit markets, a pickup in acquisitions in the region makes a lot of sense. In addition, there are some synergies in tying fields in the same resource base together. Finally, the majors are late to the shale party and in a lot of cases, it is easier, faster and cheaper to buy production and reserves on Wall Street than developing your own fields. The Bakken is the most visible of the current shale regions. Production has increased some 500% during the last five or six years. It now stands at more than half a million barrels per day and continues to rise at an impressive rate....401 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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