This is a practical, how-to guide for the successful investor who wants to learn the necessary background for investing in domestic oil and natural gas production. Unlike most countries around the world, America offers its investors the opportunity to gain wealth through direct participation in domestic oil and gas production. "Your American Birthright" cogently describes the current world's energy markets as becoming more competitive. While there is still a substantial supply of oil and gas, locating it and bringing it to market is a difficult and arduous process. These limitations, coupled with the current surge in the growing global demand for energy consumption, will keep the energy markets increasingly profitable for those investors who are able to take advantage of these financial opportunities. "Your American Birthright" clearly explains all aspects involved in domestic oil and gas production and in energy investments. He also discusses how direct participation in energy production investments favourably compares to other investment alternatives, such as stocks, bonds and real estate.
"Your American Birthright" contains a chapter of frequently asked questions that require objective answers all investors need to know. For the novice, Mr. Thompson provides a convenient glossary of energy related terminology.
"Stephen M. Thompson" is the president and CEO of Leland Energy, Inc. His more than 30 years of industry experience includes most aspects of the "oil patch" including field work and lease and contract negotiations, with a recent primary focus on developmental drilling activity in the Appalachian Basin. Additional drilling and lease acquisition activity in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and New Mexico has provided him with a wide range of contacts and experience. He is an ardent advocate for increasing domestic production of oil and natural gas to lessen America's dependence on foreign product, and he travels around the nation leading professional discussions on the state of the energy industry. Thompson also serves on various boards and volunteers time and money to charitable organizations.