In this era of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, developing our domestic energy can be a very expensive initiative. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy homes in on the joint venture between Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) and Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), highlighting the details of the deal and the strategy behind it.

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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