by Chris Rommel
Recent drops in the price of oil will have the most effect on deep-sea drillers and other expensive forms of oil extraction.
Price wars between geopolitical players such as Saudi Arabia will begin in an attempt to starve out high-cost operators.
Alternatively, natural gas applications such as pressure sensors for CNG compressors will see continued growth.
Pricing conditions in the natural gas markets are favorable, which will support efforts to export it to Asian and European markets.
The long-term outlook for alternative energy remains positive.