Since deregulation of natural gas prices in the U.S. became fact, not just intent, producers have had to reckon with the progeny of market supply and demand. Long-term speculations abound regarding improved gas prices in the future. Short-term speculative opportunities arise due to seasonal price peaks. One way of acting on these speculations is buying gas for re-sale instead of producing one's own gas; the decision algebra of such speculations is treated here.

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