The Stock Scout Index is an Oil and Gas Investor index designed to reflect conditions mainly in the U.S. oil and gas sector. The index comprises a basket of 100 stocks, made up principally of exploration and production companies and many of the oilfield service providers and land and offshore drilling companies that provide services and equipment to the independent E&P sector.

Of the 100 index components, approximately two-thirds are made up of independent oil and gas companies, and one-third by diversified oilfield service providers, wellsite service and equipment providers, and the land and offshore drilling sector. The independent E&P sector comprises large, medium and small names, with the largest market capitalization being that of Occidental Petroleum Corp. The largest diversified oilfield service provider is Schlumberger Ltd.

Stocks included in the Stock Scout index are: APA APC AR AREX AXAS BAS BBG BCEI BHI CAM CHK CIE CJES CLB  CLR CNX COG CRK  CRR  CRZO CWEI CXO DNR DO DVN ECA EGN EOG EPE EQT  ESV  EXH  EXXI FANG  FET  FMSA  FTI  GDP GPOR  HAL  HES HK  HLX  HP  KEG  LPI MCF  MHR  MRO MTDR MUR NBL NBR NE NFG NFX NOG NOV OAS OII OIS OXY PDCE PDS PE PES PTEN PVA PXD QEP RDC RRC RSPP SD SFY  SGY SLB  SLCA SM SN  SPN SSE SWN SYRG TLM TPLM UNT UPL WFT WLL WPX WTI XCO

For additional information on the Stock Scout Index, please contact Hart Energy's Senior Financial Analyst Chris Sheehan, CFA, at csheehan@hartenergy.com.