Pipeline Companies Battle Over Toxic Fumes

Pipeline companies have a lot of enemies out there right now, mostly in the form of ordinary citizens and environmentalists who are wary of leaks. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy looks at Enbridge Energy Partners and its most recent battle -- not with concerned citizens, but with another pipeline company -- over the presence of high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the crude oil being delivered to its rail loading facility in North Dakota.

The surge in oil and natural gas production from the fracking movement is creating massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity. However, this problem for producers creates an immensely profitable opportunity for midstream companies. Energy Transfer Partners is a company that helps alleviate the gluts in supply with its 23,500 miles of transformational pipelines. To see if ETP and its sizable dividend payment could be a good fit for your portfolio, you're invited to check out The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company. Simply click here now for a thorough expert analysis of this midstream company.

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