Author: Tyler Kocon, Split Rock Private Trading
Disclosure: Long TRP
For the first time in recent memory, the U.S. has displayed a glimmer of hope for an oil independent future. Production rates from some of the most plentiful and productive oil basins in the country continue to grow as technology advances and infrastructure becomes more robust.
The future looks brighter every day.
The topic of infrastructure has gathered a lot of attention over recent quarters. Domestic oil producers are constantly searching for a way to move more crude.
Because of this immense demand, companies that develop and implement oil and natural gas pipelines across the country continue to look more and more attractive for dividend-oriented oil and natural gas investors.
The oil and gas players in Canada, our close most trusted energy neighbor, benefit, as well. One particular one that Split Rock Private Trading is fond of is TransCanada Corporation (TRP), which also has U.S. operations. It has a respectable dividend yield of 3.7% (as of 9/25/12), but more importantly has a diverse portfolio of products and services.
TRP has evolved from a company that builds and maintains oil and natural gas pipelines to a full-service energy company that owns and operates an impressive mixture of energy assets. From traditional coal fired power plants to cutting-edge wind, hydroelectric, and nuclear energy power stations, TransCanada plays a part in just about every aspect of North American energy.
In only a couple months, the United States will choose a president -- something that may affect many oil-related companies. Both of the respective candidates may have differing policies regarding the immediate energy future of the United States.
TRP is fortunate: It product mix is diverse enough that it may benefit no matter who is elected in November. It stands to potentially profit from an increase in oil-heavy consumption due to existing pipelines. It can also benefit from the massive influx of natural gas infrastructure pipelines being laid across Canada and the United States.
It’s an energy-diverse company with a strong dividend that could benefit as the U.S. oil and gas outlook continues to brighten.
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