Donald Trump's support for the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines could have unintended consequences for the energy sector: increased state and local opposition to much-needed infrastructure, especially on the East Coast.
It's been an active year for mergers and acquisitions in the utility sector. We discuss our key takeaways from a major deal that closed ahead of schedule and highlight some of the main themes that will be in play going forward.
Every month, Roger Conrad and I host an exclusive Live Chat with Energy & Income Advisor subscribers. February's four-hour discussion was particularly lively; we decided to present an excerpt of some of our readers’ most frequent questions and our responses.
We look to commentary from the management teams at two of the largest MLPs for insights into the direction of North American commodity prices and emerging opportunities throughout the energy value chain.
Fear-mongering elements within the financial media have raised the specter of a bubble in energy-focused master limited partnerships. We examine the validity of these claims, highlight some of the bigger-picture risks to the MLP party and emphasize the importance of looking beyond distribution yields to the potential risks and rewards embedded in your portfolio.
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