Top 3 U.S. Pipeline Stocks to add to your portfolio in 2022 by The Uptrend Center

London, UK — The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. has recently said that the annual U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports will see a surge of 2.4 Bcf/d in 2022 and 0.5Bcf/d in the next year. The EIA has a belief that the USA will even surpass the top exporters Qatar and Australia this year to become the world’s leading exporter of LNG in 2022. The average billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd/d) exports of natural gas have reached 12.2 figures this year in the United States due to continuous growth in the LNG exports by the country.

It has been only 5 years since the United States became a net exporter of natural gas on an annual basis, and now its exports through the pipeline as well as LNG have seen massive growth. Analysts believe that the U.S. natural gas exports through the pipeline to Canada and Mexico are set to increase by 0.3 Bcf/d this year and 0.4 Bcf/d in 2023. According to David Frenkel, a stocks analyst from The Uptrend Center, the pipeline exports from the U.S. will see further growth this year amid the increased tensions between Ukraine & Russia, making pipeline stocks more attractive to investors. The recent Russian-Ukraine war has forced European countries to turn to the United States for LNG supplies. Currently, the USA ranks second in the world in natural gas exports, following Russia.

There are about 2.6 million miles of pipelines in the United States delivering trillions of cubic feet of LNG to homes, businesses, power plants, and industries. In addition, billions of gallons of liquid fuels are also provided to refueling stations, refineries and terminals. In order to keep supplying fuel to the economy, pipelines play an essential role.

Pipeline stocks refer to the shares of the companies owning oil and gas pipelines. These companies provide oil and gas transportation services from wells to refineries and markets. Utility companies also use pipelines to transport LNG to homes and their customers. The companies operate and own the pipelines and other energy-related infrastructure. Usually, they receive a fixed fee for letting other energy-related companies make use of the capacity of their pipeline systems. The best part of the pipeline stocks is that the companies behind them usually distribute a big portion of their incomes to the investors, thus making these stocks more appealing to the traders. Another exciting thing about the pipeline industry is that it belongs to the energy sector, which is currently experiencing a boom. The prices of energy products, including electricity, crude oil, and LNG, are rising extensively amid increased geopolitical tensions and environmental concerns. The rising prices of LNG and increased demand from Europe and Mexico are going to play an essential role in driving the prices of pipeline stocks higher this year. So, if you want to grab the opportunity of investing in these stocks, we have mentioned the following top-performing U.S. Pipeline stocks for 2022!

Top U.S. Pipeline Stocks to buy in 2022

1- EnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC)

The company deals with midstream energy services in the United States. The segments of operations are Louisiana, North Texas, Permian, Oklahoma, and Corporate. The operations include collecting, compressing, testing, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas. It also deals in fractioning, transporting, storing, and selling liquid natural gas. The total area of pipelines under its ownership includes 12,100 miles of pipelines. It has about 22 natural gas processing plants and seven fractionators. The company also owns some barge and rail terminals, storage facilities, disposal wells, and a crude oil trucking fleet.

The company was established in 2013 with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The shares of this company are listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol ENLC. The EnLink Midstream LLC has a current market capitalization of $6.24 Billion. The company ENLC has an earnings per share (EPS) of 0.14 and pays about 0.45 (3.95%) dividend yield. During the course of only one year, the ENLC shares have seen a massive growth of about 133.61%, which makes it quite an attractive stock to add to your portfolio.

2- Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

Devon Energy Corp. engages in the exploration, production, and development of oil, natural gas, and LNG. The company has a focus on five main areas, including the Eagle Ford, Delaware Basin, Anadarko Basin, Powder River Basin, and Williston Basin. The Eagle Ford operations are conducted in DeWitt country, Texas. The Delaware Basin works on eight rigs offering exploration and development opportunities from geological reservoirs. The Anadarko Basin is located in Oklahoma. The Powder River Basin focuses on oil opportunities specifically. Finally, the Williston Basin has a total area of about 85,000 acres on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

The DVN was founded in 1971 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The shares of this company are listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol DVN. The Devon Energy Corporation has a current market capitalization of $50.67 Billion. The DVN has earnings per share (EPS) of 5.34 and pays about a 5.08 (6.78%) dividend yield. During the course of only one year, the DVN shares have seen an enormous growth of about 184.25%, which makes it an even more attractive investment opportunity than the previous stock.


The company operates in the United States in midstream energy infrastructure and logistic assets. The operations are divided into two categories: Logistics & Storage and Gathering & Processing. It’s one section of operations that deals with gathering, storing, processing, transporting, fractionating, exchanging, and distributing natural gas, LNG, and Crude oil. The company also operates inland marine businesses, including transportation of light and heavy oils, fuels, and chemicals.

The MPLX LPP was established in 2012 with headquarters in Findlay, Ohio. The shares of this company are listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol MPLX. The MPLX LP has a current market capitalization of $33.63 Billion. The company has earnings per share (EPS) of 2.96 and pays about 2.82 (8.56%) dividend yield. During the course of only one year, the MPLX shares have seen a growth of about 15%, which is also a good figure for considering investing in it.

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