Though many midstream outfits are structured as general partners and/or master limited partnerships, few companies give investors as many options to buy in as Kinder Morgan .  El Paso Pipeline Partners  is one of two publicly facing master limited partnerships in the Kinder Morgan family. It's also one of the four investment vehicles attached to one of the midstream industry's most successful businesses. In this video, energy analyst Aimee Duffy takes a quick look at EPB, explaining how it works and where its money comes from, and why it might be right for your portfolio.

It's easy to forget the necessity of midstream operators that seamlessly transport oil and gas throughout the United States. Kinder Morgan is one of these operators, and one that investors should commit to memory due to its sheer size - it's the fourth-largest energy company in the U.S. - not to mention its enormous potential for profits. In The Motley Fool's new premium research report on Kinder Morgan, our top energy analyst breaks down the company's growing opportunity, as well as the risks to watch out for, in order to uncover whether it's a buy or a sell. To determine whether this dividend giant is right for your portfolio, simply click here now to claim your copy of this invaluable investor's resource. As an added bonus, you'll receive a full year of key updates and guidance as news develops, so don't miss out!

 

The article Get to Know the Kinder Morgan Family: EPB originally appeared on Fool.com.

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