By Thom Calandra
Energy investing ideas are occasionally my cup of coffee. Years ago, five or so years of my almost 30-year newspaper career was covering Chevron Corp., which was based in San Francisco. On the wire front, those who followed me at my MarketWatch.com got my takes on alternative energy, on Oklahoma natural gas and on other LNG (liquid natural gas) investments.
I know some of the new energy crowd, among them Ross Beaty of hydrothermal Alterra Energy, Robert Friedland of Ivanhoe Energy … a few uranium prospectors from Saskatchewan and Australia … and a collection of rock geologists who started their careers in petroleum. At Bloomberg in London, I was right around the corner from Royal Shell central. North Sea oil traders and shippers are thick as the trees in Sherwood Forest in the city of London.
The other day, looking at our roster of Torrey Hills Capital clients, I came across Lynden Energy (TSX-V: LVL; OTC: LVLEF). I did a double-take; about two years ago, I asked geologist Raul Madrid and a partner of his, Richard Andrews, over to breakfast to hear about their Texas lone star Lynden. (See Thom’s original article.)