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Oil Surrenders Most of 2022 Gains: 6 Stocks to Grab Now That Pay Huge Dividends

The Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power segment engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, shipping, trading and regasification activities; trading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petcoke and sulfur, natural gas and electricity; transportation of natural gas; electricity production from natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric and biogas sources; energy storage activities; and development and operation of biomethane production units, as well as provides energy efficiency services.

The Refining & Chemicals segment refines petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics; and polymer derivatives, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and hydrocarbon resins, as well as biomass conversion and elastomer processing. This segment also engages in trading and shipping crude oil and petroleum products.

The Marketing & Services segment produces and sells lubricants; supplies and markets petroleum products, including bulk fuel, aviation and marine fuel, special fluids, compressed natural gas, LPG and bitumen; and provides fuel payment solutions. It operates approximately 15,500 service stations.

TotalEnergies stock comes with a 4.52% dividend. The price target at BofA Securities is $92, well above the $71.71 consensus target and Tuesday’s close at $60.99.

Williams Companies

This top energy company is a very solid pick for more conservative investors looking for exposure to oil pricing, natural gas and LNG. Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States.

Its Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. The Northeast G&P segment engages in the midstream gathering, processing and fractionation activities in the Marcellus Shale region, primarily in Pennsylvania and New York, and the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio.

The West segment comprises gas gathering, processing and treating operations in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado and Wyoming, the Barnett Shale region of north-central Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas, the Haynesville Shale region of northwest Louisiana and the Mid-Continent region, which includes the Anadarko, Arkom, and Permian basins. It also includes NGL and natural gas marketing operations, as well as storage facilities.

The company owns and operates 30,000 miles of pipelines, 34 processing facilities, nine fractionation facilities and approximately 23 million barrels of NGL storage capacity.

Shareholders receive a 5.01% dividend. Raymond James’s Strong Buy rating comes with a $42 price target. The consensus target is $38.26, and Williams Companies stock closed at $34.32 on Tuesday.


We decided to go with some of the top midstream energy stocks as the current lower prices for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel could very well spur demand from consumers through the rest of the year and in the first quarter of 2023. Toss in two very strong exploration and production leaders, and growth and income investors have six top stocks to choose from, all trading at some of the best levels in months.

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