Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

  • Is This MLP is a Good Buy for Income Seekers?

    By siraj sarwar - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, EPD, KMP

    Shares of master limited partnership (MLP) stocks can be some of the strongest dividend-paying securities available to investors. These securities typically feature a high level of income while offering investors some attractive tax advantages. Being incorporated as limited partnerships, they do not face double taxation; MLPs are subject to no taxes at the corporate level.

    Enterprise Product Partners (NYSE: EPD)is one of the best MLPs operating in Oil & Gas more »

  • 4 Things You Need to Know About TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline

    By Robert Baillieul - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, TRP

    Like Keystone XL before it, another pipeline battle is brewing north of the border. In July, TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) announced that it will push forward on its proposed Energy East pipeline. Here are the four things you should know about the proposal. 

    1. If completed, Energy East will be one of the longest pipelines in the world.

    If approved, the pipeline will ship 1.1 million barrels per day of more »

  • This Does Nothing For The Limited Partners

    By Reuben Brewer - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, KMP, OKS, OKE

    ONEOK (NYSE: OKE) is spinning off its natural gas utility assets to become just the general partner (GP) of limited partnership ONEOK Partners (NYSE: OKS). That's good for ONEOK shareholders, but doesn't do much to help ONEOK Partners unit holders.

    Lots of Partners

    Limited partnerships (LPs) usually have general partners (GPs) that run them. The GP handles the day to day tasks, while the limited partners put up more »

  • 2 Myths You've Been Told About the Keystone XL Pipeline

    By Robert Baillieul - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, ENB, KMP, TRP

    The debate surrounding TransCanada's (NYSE: TRP) Keystone XL pipeline has been one of the fact-free varieties. Both sides - industry representatives and environmentalists - stretch the truth a little to justify their case. Let's address two of the biggest myths surrounding the project and what they mean for investors. 

    Myth #1: Keystone will cut the price of gas at the pump

    This is a common claim made by supporters of more »

  • U.S. Energy Department Says Fracking Not A Problem

    By Reuben Brewer - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: HCLP, KMP, UPL

    Bloomberg reports that U.S. “Energy Department researchers so far have found 'nothing of concern'” in a Fracking contamination study. If the final report is as positive, the U.S. oil and natural gas drilling industry will get a boost. Consider Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL), Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE: HCLP), and pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP).

    Fracking is a new drilling technique. Its proponents say that it has more »

  • 3 Energy MLPs for Solid Gains

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, KMP

    High yielding master limited partnerships are some of the most attractive investments for dividend investors. These partnerships pay out heavy cash distributions and attract investors who want to have a regular stream of income. However, the prospect of regular income is not the sole characteristic of these MLPs. Some of these partnerships have shown considerable price appreciation.

    Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) has gained about 14% in the last year more »

  • Beat Low Interest Rates With These Stocks That Yield at Least 6%

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, KMP, STON

    Investors who love income as much as I do are in a tough spot. Despite the pervasive talk of Fed ‘tapering,’ whereby our central bank winds down its policies of monthly bond purchases and abnormally low interest rates, rates remain near historic lows. That’s put a huge dent in the amount of income an individual can procure from traditional income-producing securities like bonds. Anyone with money in the bank more »

  • 3 Pipeline MLPs You Should Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, KMP, SEP

    The pipeline MLP industry has gained increased recognition of late along with rising crude oil prices. Operators of transport systems have always been good investments for those seeking high yields. At times, they may entice seekers of price appreciation, as well.

    Due to the fact that they are some of the best-yielding companies, MLPs are typically priced at a premium. It is likely that this is also because of the more »

  • Pipelines Still Have Growth Ahead

    By Reuben Brewer - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, KMP, KMR, TRP

    The early July explosion of train cars carrying crude oil in Canada quickly turned into a disaster. It also exposed the risks of the increasing use of trains to transport oil. Although pipelines have their own risks, the fallout from this event will help support growth at pipeline giants like Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD), Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMP), and TransCanada (NYSE: TRP).

    Messy Business

    Oil and natural gas drilling more »

  • The Ghost of Charles Ponzi Haunts Linn Energy

    By J.A. Graham - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, KMP, LNCO, LINE

    There has been a lot of bad press for master limited partnerships and energy limited liability corporations over the past five months. Barron’s initiated a series of articles starting in February criticizing Linn Energy’s (NASDAQ: LINE) accounting. That has escalated into increasing short interest and countless sensational accusations, including Linn Energy as a Ponzi scheme, since an informal U.S. Securities and Exchange investigation was announced in early more »

  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Primed for Robust Growth

    By Ashit Gulati - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMP, TRP

    Recently it was reported by the Energy Information Administration, or EIA, that the US' recoverable amount of oil and gas reserves is 35% greater than in 2011. The shale revolution has unlocked the tremendous potential of the natural gas and oil industry, bringing about a huge increase in the oil and gas pipeline distribution around the U.S. and Canada.

    In the AEO2013 Reference case and EVA projections, natural gas more »

  • Coal: The Fastest Growing Fossil Fuel

    By Reuben Brewer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, KMP, BTU

    Coal may be unloved in the United States, but the rest of the world seems to like it well enough. BP's annual World Energy Review states that “Coal remained the fastest-growing fossil fuel.” Despite the negative press, investors should be looking at the space.

    A Record Year

    BP's review notes that “Coal reached the highest share of global primary energy consumption (29.9%) since 1970.” So, it is more »

  • A Perfect Storm Sinks Linn Energy

    By J.A. Graham - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, KMP, LINE

    It has been an ugly week for energy companies with the letters LP or LLC after their name.  Limited liability corporations (LLC) and master limited partnerships (MLP) are structured to give companies a tax advantaged business if it distributes income to unit-holders who in turn will pay the taxes on that distribution. The company does not pay taxes on this income.

    The best MLP?

    Historically, master limited partnerships have been more »

  • Where Energy Meets Return

    By Ryan Guenette - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, EPD, KMP, OKS, TRP

    A trailblazing North American energy transportation and distribution company, Enbridge (NYSE: ENB), has been trounced year to date, declining 4.99% compared to the 12.42% return offered by the blue chip average.

    Enbridge transports and distributes energy across the United States and Canada. Operating a crude oil and liquids transportation system, Enbridge is additionally operating in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses. Liquids pipelines, gas distribution, gas pipelines more »

  • One Company Poised to Benefit From the Shale Gas Boom

    By Awais Iqbal - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, KMP, OILT

    Oiltanking Partners (NYSE: OILT) is a midstream company that provides terminals, pipeline, storage and other related facilities to companies in the United States.

    Source: company presentation

    The above pie chart shows the revenue profile of the company. It makes all of its revenue from fixed-fee contracts. The largest chunk of revenue comes from the storage-service fees. Oil and gas producers, such as the exploration and production (E&P) companies, have more »

  • Three Highly Profitable, 5% Yielding Dividend Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: T, KMP, RDS-B

    Investing for income is becoming a scary proposition. As stock prices rise and, consequently, yields fall, finding substantial income in today’s market is a tough job. Despite the recent spike in interest rates, rates remain punishingly low for those with savings who want to earn income from their investments.

    As a result, investors may be tempted to chase yield from speculative stocks or sectors of the market that are more »

  • The Future Looks Bleak for Keystone XL

    By Phillip Woolgar - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMP, TRP

    Less than a month after the British Columbia government rejected an Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) pipeline proposal, TransCanada's (NYSE: TRP) Keystone XL pipeline hopes also appear squashed.

    On June 25, President Barack Obama said the pipeline would only extend from Alberta to Texas if it "doesn't significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution."

    That casts serious doubts on TransCanada's ability to extend the major project from Canada to more »

  • Can Exports Save U.S. Coal?

    By Howard Rothman - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: ANR, ACI, CNX, KMP, BTU

    Although it remains the country’s largest private sector provider of jobs, the U.S. coal industry is hurting. Domestic utilities are turning to lower-priced natural gas. Environmental opponents are working hard to keep the mineral in the ground. Coal companies have attempted to compensate by reining in costs and ramping up exports. Will it work?

    Cheaper and cleaner natural gas has cut coal’s share of U.S. electricity more »

  • TransCanada Looks East

    By Robert Baillieul - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: ENB, KMI, KMP, TRP

    Where will Canada's crude go? Efforts to build new pipelines are being blocked to the south and the west, so now TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) is looking east.

    The Energy East Pipeline

    TransCanada has submitted a proposal to convert an existing 1,900 mile natural gas pipeline to carry heavy crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta to Quebec City, Quebec. The submission also includes the possibility of a 870 mile extension more »

  • Pipeline Giant Signals It's Time To Buy Coal

    By Reuben Brewer - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, KMP, NRP

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) is making a move into owning resource properties with the intent of leasing them to third parties to mine. The main focus appears to be coal. If Kinder sees value in coal, it might be time for investors to buy in, too.

    Pipelines

    Kinder Morgan is a giant in the mid-stream oil and gas business. It owns the terminals and pipelines that get such more »

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