Enbridge is the Canadian midstream company responsible for transporting 70% of the Canadian oil that the United States imports from our northern neighbor.  The midstream giant returned close to 15% this year, but one of its biggest hopes for future growth -- its Northern Gateway pipeline project -- may be stymied because of political and environmental opposition.  In this video, energy analyst Aimee Duffy takes a look at what is contributing to the Canadian company's woes and how an oil industry precedent could point toward a light at the end of the tunnel.

The surge in oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is creating massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity. However, this problem for producers creates a massive and immensely profitable opportunity for midstream companies. Energy Transfer Partners helps alleviate the gluts in supply with 23,500 miles of transformational pipelines. To see if ETP and its industry-leading yield will be a fit for you, click on this detailed premium report, which will supply you with a thorough analysis of this attractive midstream.

 

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