In this video, Motley Fool Energy Analyst Taylor Muckerman discusses two of Monday's biggest stories in the energy and materials sector. Up first, Sherwin Williams' (NYSE: SHW ) major acquisition today of the second largest paint store organization in the Western Hemisphere will mean big things for SHW's previously weak geographical coverage in Mexico and the Western U.S. This is big news for shareholders. Also, Taylor talks about one company operating in natural gas transfer that's ahead of schedule with several growth projects, which could mean big new revenues coming in 2013.
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.