Porter Bennett has spent decades gathering information on the oil and gas industry.
Now, the Evergreen resident is flying in the face of conventional wisdom with his latest observation: Natural gas production across the United States is rising and prices are heading for a crash -- fast.
"Nobody else believes him," said Kyle Cooper, an energy futures analyst in Houston with Citigroup Global Markets, when told of Bennett's studies and predictions.
"But I actually agree that the supply-demand balance isn't tight at all. I do concur with him that if this winter is even normal [in terms of temperatures], we have a lot of gas. If it's warmer than normal, we have a whole lot of gas. The supply-demand balance is bearish."