Midstream assets, specifically pipelines and processing centers, play a crucial role in America's energy future. The industry is growing rapidly, and may play a crucial role in the future of your portfolio. There are many companies to keep an eye on, and it's an industry worth watching. Here's a recap of this week's highlights and lowlights.
Analysts and investors implored TransCanada
The Mainline is actually made up of five pipelines, all of which ship natural gas. If TransCanada converts one pipe to oil, it can ship 900,000 barrels per day from Alberta to Ontario, significantly improving the economics of the line.
The company needs to do something. It reported earnings Friday morning, and profit dropped 23%.
The Global Infrastructure acquisition of Chesapeake Midstream Partners is complete, and now the entity is getting a name change. Access Midstream Partners
On Friday morning, Access Midstream announced a second-quarter distribution of $0.42 per limited partner unit. It marks an increase of 15.9% year over year.
Earnings to come
It was a slow week for midstream news, but looking ahead to next week things should get a little more interesting. Enterprise Products Partners
Midstream is where it's at, folks. The energy industry will spend an estimated $130 billion to $210 billion expanding natural gas infrastructure over the next 20 years. After all, the more oil and gas that flows through those pipelines and processing centers, the more cash there is to flow into your pockets. Stay on top of all the midstream action by adding the companies above to My Watchlist.
Fool contributor Aimee Duffy doesn't own shares of the companies mentioned in this article. If you have the energy, check out what she's keeping an eye on by following her on Twitter, where she goes by @TMFDuffy.
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