Canadian oil and gas producers continue to contend with lower price realizations than their counterparts south of the border, reflecting intensifying competition from US shale plays and, in the case of crude, takeaway constraints.
This challenging environment means that investors should place a premium on quality and remain disciplined.
In the upstream space, Canadian Natural Resources (TSX: CNQ, NYSE: CNQ) and Suncor Energy (TSX: SU, NYSE: SU) continue to consolidate and build economies of scale as integrated oil companies and diversified independents seek to monetize their oil-sands assets.
Based on current valuations and the macro outlook, we continue to prefer best-in-class midstream operators and power producers for investors looking to add exposure to Canada’s energy patch. Many of our favorite Canadian midstream players also tend to trade with less volatility than their peers in the US.
More important, Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, which calls for the province shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030, creates a longer-term opportunity for low-cost natural-gas producers and midstream operators to grow their volumes. We break down the names that are best-positioned to take advantage of this shift. Investors should also check out our International Coverage Universe for update comments and ratings.
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