There are two trends in the U.S. energy game right now that are beginning to overlap in a big way. The first is that domestic consumption of petroleum products is down. The second is that production of oil and natural gas liquids in the Eagle Ford Shale is way up. As supply from this South Texas shale play floods the Gulf Coast, a few companies are making the most of the two trends and cashing in on exports.

It's good when energy companies are nimble enough to act quickly to cash in on trends, but it's great when those companies offer investors lucrative distributions every quarter as well. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at three midstream companies building out infrastructure on the Gulf Coast to take advantage of seaborne exports.

Fool contributor Aimee Duffy has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.