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Benefit From Oil And Gas Shale Boom Through High-Yield Pipeline MLPs

Published Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:09:21 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

The oil and gas shale boom in North America has caused a surge in the supply of hydrocarbons, shifting the balance in the energy markets and attracting substantial investments in the sector. Dubbed the new "revolution" of the 21st century, the oil and natural gas shale developments have substantially boosted energy output, created new jobs, invigorated auxiliary industries, and given the needed impetus to the local and national economies. Moreover, these developments, due to price declines, are in the process of shifting consumption trends toward environmentally clean natural gas. All this is creating opportunities to invest in energy companies that, in the years to come, are likely to grow significantly faster than the U.S. or even global economies. Investors can take advantage of this trend by investing in high-yielding master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the oil and gas (pipeline) transportation segment. Given the ongoing explosive growth in oil... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP 36.24   39.0 0.93 2.40 6.45
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 21.10   21.8 0.97 1.20 5.54


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