Power Up Your Stock Portfolio With Gas

Wachovia's Sam Brothwell thinks natural gas is a natural choice for the long-term investor.

"It's abundant — we've proven that — it's affordable; it's an American fuel; and it's also the cleanest conventional resource we've got," he told CNBC. "All of that points toward it taking a greater place at the table in the electric-power generation sector."

He admits that large discoveries of natural gas are emerging at a time of falling demand, which is why investors should think long-term.

"We're going to bounce around the bottom here in the near term," he said. "We feel that the longer-term outlook is very, very positive."


Among natural-gas related companies, Brothwell has "buy" ratings on Williams Companies, Equitable Resources, and Questar.


Disclosure information for Sam Brothwell was not immediately available.