The midstream industry is having a great 2013, and many companies in this energy subsector are outperforming the S&P 500. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at the three top performers through the first quarter of 2012. All three companies grew their respective share prices by at least 30%; they make for three great places to start researching the next company to add to 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 premium research report on Kinder Morgan, we break 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.

 

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