SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

December 30, 2010 08:07 ET

Professional Research on The Williams Companies Inc. and El Paso Corp. -- Oil and Gas Pipelines Sector in for Growth

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 30, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the oil & gas pipelines industry, and offers free research on industry players The Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) and El Paso Corp. (NYSE: EP). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

The Oil and Gas Pipelines industry is expected to experience large amounts of growth during the coming years. While static gas prices have hurt non fee-based transportation, low gas prices in general have shown very little impact on earnings throughout the sector. The economic recovery should help increase demand somewhat as electricity and energy usage in general begin to normalize. This is unlikely to affect prices, however, as supply is currently at record levels. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on oil & gas pipelines industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on The Williams Companies Inc., El Paso Corp. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Unconventional shale rock plays are allowing producers extremely low production costs. This combined with pressure from expiring land leases has companies producing gas at all time highs. While the large supply pushes prices down, the low production costs make companies relatively unconcerned. This is bad news for companies within the sector that are not exposed to Marcellus shale. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting oil & gas pipelines stocks.

With many utilities switching from coal to gas powered generation and the large supply of the natural resource throughout the U.S., it is expected that gas infrastructure will see large amounts of investment during the coming decades. With oil prices expected to go over $100 per barrel, the nation will be looking for alternative energy options. The Interstate Natural Gas Association expects that natural gas infrastructure will need to increase between $133 and $210 billion by 2030.

Making headlines within the oil & gas pipelines industry recently is the purchase of a Bakken oil play located in North Dakota by The Williams Companies Inc. for $925 million in cash. Also in the news for the industry is the joint venture between El Paso Corp. and private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to develop pipeline projects. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on The Williams Companies Inc. and El Paso Corp.

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