1. Temperatures moderating across the US for the next month. 2. No tropical storms on the way; looks like another calm late summer. 3. Demand down - Consumers and business are still in "cutting back" mode; doing more with less and all that sort of stuff. 4. Industrial needs lower - Most economists are now predicting a double dip since the GDP has been stuck in 'stall speed' 5. Anti-Fracking groups are getting more aggressive. In NYC (Manhattan) a woman was soliciting donations and signatures against Fracking in the Catskills on SATURDAY!!! Not a weekday, a saturday! Clearly, she's either being paid or she believes in the cause. Perhaps both. Whatever the case, she, and others are misinformed on fracking. 6. Obama has NOT made a strong statement in favor of NG! (It seems the mis-informed anti-fracking interests clearly have hold of both his ears.) So, am I off the mark here? Should I go long or short? : o Bobby m.