According to CNBC, the U.S. oil and gas market offers a rare opportunity for easy entry by non-traditional financiers from all over the globe. In the past, only large-scale oil and gas companies had the fiscal capabilities to invest the millions, or billions, needed to buy out other energy firms. Today, more firms can participate in joint ventures to have a share in the sector’s growth without the management risk of running a company. In addition, private equity investments offer another avenue for investors, who may wish to provide funding for capital investment projects with strong potential returns.
While the U.S. oil and gas industry has traditionally had plenty of capital, this influx of fresh stakeholders is providing a significant new funding stream. This gives oil and gas companies chances to explore innovative opportunities in previously untapped, non-traditional areas.