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3 Pipeline Deals to Watch: Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI), Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (BWP)

The market is ripe for MLP spinoffs, and they’re proving particularly popular with refiners. Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has succeeded in its spinoff of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) isn’t far behind. Western has said its extensive retail network won’t be included in the potential MLP. Instead, potential assets for spinoff include four refined products terminals, four asphalt terminals, and crude oil and products pipelines.

Foolish takeaway
These deals are important for the companies involved, but the big picture matters, too. This week alone we’re reminded that Mexico needs our gas, and if any U.S. E&P ever gets in there it will make a killing; NGL production continues to rise in the Northeast, which bodes well for an American petrochemical renaissance; and finally, if you haven’t considered spinning off a midstream MLP, you’re missing out.

The article 3 Pipeline Deals to Watch originally appeared on and is written by Aimee Duffy.

Fool contributor Aimee Duffy has no position in any stocks mentioned. Click here to see her holdings and a short bio. If you have the energy, follow her on Twitter, where she goes by @TMFDuffy. The Motley Fool recommends Kinder Morgan and owns shares of Kinder Morgan and Western Refining.

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