In this video edition, Fool.com energy editor Joel South gives his reasons for assigning Copano Energy a hold rating. The company is attractive for a number of reasons, including a tasty 7.5% dividend and relatively safe operating cash generation. However, Copano has centralized operations around a slowly declining play coupled with static distributions (which haven't been increased since 2009), leading to today's hold rating. Check out the following video for more information on the company and see whether this could be an investment for you.

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