Railroads Continue to Chip Away at Pipelines

The U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that 52% of October oil production in the Bakken was distributed by rail versus only 38% by pipeline companies like Enbridge (NYSE: ENB  ) . Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE: PAA  ) is one company that has been able to diversify through both tubes and rail, especially with around $1 billion in rail investment over the last few months. Check out what other companies have been positively or negatively affected by this trend by watching Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman's video below.

The growing production of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is flooding the North American market and resulting in record-low prices for natural gas. Enterprise Products Partners, with its superior integrated asset base, can profit from the massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity by taking on large-scale projects. To help investors decide whether Enterprise Products Partners is a buy or a sell today, click here now to check out The Motley Fool's brand-new premium research report on the company.

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Taylor Muckerman

Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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