About the show
When asked, most people believe that the only way to add oil and gas to their portfolio is to buy oil stocks or energy mutual funds, without the knowledge that direct investment in domestic oil and gas wells is a possibility. The few that are aware of direct investment opportunities may have not taken the time to understand their unique benefits, including long-term revenue, capital appreciation and tax savings. At SmartOilAndGas.org, we recognize that the oil and gas industry as a whole has been the unfortunate casualty of poor timing, and a target of critics, environmentalists, special interest groups, consumer protection advocates and disillusioned investors. A combination of market forces and legitimately bad actors stamped a broad “risky” flag across this massive industry altogether, a flag that is quite undeserved. We know that it is only the spread of information that will help our domestic wells to provide returns for savvy investors, and it is incumbent upon us to provide transparency and cultivate goodwill in what has gained a reputation as an intimidating and misunderstood industry. As industry insiders, we want to level the playing field for sophisticated investors, instilling in them the confidence and the right tools to make smart oil and gas investment decisions. Some of the information below can be found in the Smart Oil and Gas Insider’s Guide, a free, comprehensive resource for investors considering the oil and gas industry.