Investec energy duo predict gas boom

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Highly regarded Investec Asset Management energy duo Jonathan Waghorn and Mark Lacey are running an overweight position in the ‘deeply distressed' gas sector.

Waghorn and Lacey, who run Investec's Global Energy and the long/short GSF Enhanced Global Energy funds, are more cautious on crude in the short term. The pair believe the current oil price of about $82 a barrel is at the higher end of its 2010 trading range and would not be surprised to see the cost of the commodity to fall to about $75 in the near term. Within that context they still see value in large cap oil producers globally but the real outstanding value centers around pure play US gas producers. Waghorn and Lacey are much more bullish on natural gas however. Waghorn says tradi...

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