In this video, Motley Fool Energy Analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses two of Monday's biggest stories in the energy and materials sector. Up first, Sherwin Williams' (NYSE:SHW) major acquisition today of the second largest paint store organization in the Western Hemisphere will mean big things for SHW's previously weak geographical coverage in Mexico and the Western U.S. This is big news for shareholders. Also, Taylor talks about one company operating in natural gas transfer that's ahead of schedule with several growth projects, which could mean big new revenues coming in 2013.

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