Now, I know you got half the world that says, you know, oil’s horrible fossil fuels this and fossil fuels that, you know, whatever. I’m not here to debate that. What I am here to let you know is we can have that argument tell I’m 60, I’m only 35. So, but that entire time we’re having that argument, we’re still going to be pumping oil. Right? What about the electric cars? Erik? It’s great. We don’t, they don’t just make gas out of petroleum. Never heard of petroleum jelly. You know the stuff you put on a face it’s also made out of petroleum, right? There are so many products that is used from, you know, oil that it’s it’s, we’re never going to stop using it. Right. It’s just never gonna stop. We’re gonna continuously use it, use it, use it, use it. If there were so scared about it, they wouldn’t be spending billions upon billions of dollars searching for more right now with that being said, wasn’t an expensive and not a data.
Yeah, it is. And when you, when you’re dealing with certain companies, right, when you’re dealing with the company, it is expensive. It’s risky. You don’t know because you’re getting management, right? You have management, you have people that are, are a greedy that, you know, that like to go fly a private jet a little bit too much, right. Or whatever, whatever it is, you know what I’m saying? Mismanagement of capital, mismanagement of management, whatever it is. Well remember we were talking about REITs real estate investment trust. Well through, excuse me, through this, that we’ve got something called an MLP master limited partnership. Right? So no longer are you just an owner of the company, like owner apart as be the owner of Exxon, you’re actually a partner in one of these companies right now, these companies, they’re not quite as much if you’re exploration and all that kind of stuff, that’s risky.
Now, if you hit like a lot of you hit like a lot of them, but there’s a lot of times that you don’t and you drill dry. Right. And then look at all that money you wasted. All right. Shareholder money, my and your money. Right. Well, with the MLP, they’re not really into the exploration stuff. They’re more into pipelines, refineries, tank farms, right? The more of the, the brick and mortar type of stuff. Right. The stuff that makes America move. Right. So what a MLP is, right? So in the oil business, you there’s different ways to get into it. I don’t want to confuse you too much. Cause it is, it can get a little confusing. Right? So winners, you have something called working interest, right? So you can invest, let’s say Exxon or Joe Small, is it jewel on the pipe drill in the home?
Right. Well, they don’t want to have all the money involved in it. Right. They only want to have a certain amount of money into it. And so they’re going to be like, look, Eric, give me X amount of dollars every month. And I’m going to give you X amount of working interest. Right. And then once we, once the, the, the oil starts popping out, all right, that working interests, whatever percentage is that we already came up with is how much of that oil that you’re going to be getting, right? How much money you’re going to be getting right as the very simplified version of it. But for lack of time and wanting to confuse you, that’s the easiest way to think about it. So a lot of these MLPs, they supply some working interest. Maybe a lot of these companies have done it a while ago.
So, I mean, I’m just explaining the basics of what it is. Right. But they’ve been doing it. They’d done it a while ago. So they like from, you know, the eighties, nineties, early two thousands. So they already have oil. That’s pumping out, they already have the client. And then in some of these we already have, or they already have the gas station to sell it to you. So we’re talking about, we don’t, we’re not trying to go look for the oil. You know, we’re not trying to do that. No, we’re, we’re investing in companies that already have an oil street. Right. They already have the wood, they already have a refinery. They already have the pipelines. They already have the storage facilities. They already have it. All right. So all we’re doing is buying a percentage of the partnership to start collecting royalty checks. That’s it, partnership, texts, dividend checks, whatever you want to call them. They’re all the same thing they’re paying you. You know, whatever you want to call it a coupon, you know what it is, all the same thing. It means that they give you money. Right now, let’s get into the, the company.
All right. Let’s break down into the company. M M P. So like always let’s check out the dividend yield. So on this, we’re making 6% on our money. Excuse me. It’s a $14 billion company. So, you know, don’t really too much worry about them going out of business anytime soon, they’re quite large. And what would these do with this company is it’s different than like a exploiting company, right? As you see, they have 9,700 mile refined products, pipeline system would have 53 terminals as well as 26 independent terminals, not to connect to the pipelines. I mean, they just, I mean, when you look at their, their map is just like, wow, right. They basically this entire region throughout the United States, the middle of America, they control, they got pipelines everywhere. So, I mean, it’s just an easy, steady flow of capital. They’re not ever going to stop paying. Right. And what I did just to show is
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Quick five years on the, on the dividends or I, and like clockwork pay. No problem. So when you put it like that, like just put it like this. So this is pretty much easy peasy. 6% of your money every three months. I mean, that’s, that’s beautiful. The next one, right? This one, we’re looking at a 10%
On our money right now. That’s that’s I mean, that’s, and it’s, it’s, it’s in a business that we all know, right. Or if, if you live on this part of the United States, you’ve heard of it. Right. Or if you, you like let’s see what what do they vary in NASCAR? Or if you ever heard of any of these brands right here, then you know what I’m talking about? You talking about Sunoco right there. They have they’re in everything they’re in. I mean, they’re not quite as much in the pipeline business, but we’re going to get into, into their like big picture here in just a second, the next company. But the reason I say invest in this one, just because they give such great return on the investment and it’s, it’s a recognizable company. And as we can see, they’re not going out of business anytime soon, as long as people are filling up gas stations or going to convenience stores, buying snacks, getting gas diesel, then you know, this is it’s NASCAR Indy 500 or Indy car.
And H R a don’t know what that is, but I’m sure most of you guys do out there. So that, I mean, it’s just guaranteed. It’s, it’s, they’re an entertainment. They’re in necessities, they’re in snacks there and everything. And then look at all these different gas stations that they also supply, right? The oil gasoline to now the big boy, right. Which basically trumps both of these companies is this one and entity transfer. They don’t quite pay quite as much Sunoco, but let’s look right here. They’re invested in Sunoco, right? So they’re large investor of Sonoco. So when you’re buying this company, you’re not only are you going to get 10% of your money on Sonoco, which they’ve been paying for quite some time. So you’re getting on the retail and everything, but you’re also getting it on a much larger infrastructure. Right? huge, huge company. You’re getting it on this right. At $33 billion company. And they’ve been paying consistently. No problem. And then when you look at their infrastructure, they’re kinda like let’s go back and I’ll show you. They’re kinda like them right here, MMP. Right.
But they have a lot more in Northeast. Right. You can’t the, I don’t know. Let me see if I can get this smaller so you can see. No. All right. Well, all right. Well, these are energy transfer assets, right? You can’t like, I can’t scroll down anymore. Right. But you’ll get these notes. So you’ll be able to see what I’m talking about, but these are mostly just like different assets that they have little squares where the terminals and these are pipelines, right. So they got your pipeline out of Montana. They got out of, out of basically all these States right here, going in California, all a whole bunch of just infrastructure to continuously generate capital. Right. And then, you know what Obama did and few year, years ago now is allowed us to export our oil. So these companies right here that are already have a foothold in the pipeline industry, the retail, and you know what I’m saying?
The natural gas, I’m the different type of like ammonia pipelines, all different types of gases. Petroleums, they’re set up perfectly to continuously pay over and over and over again. So like with these three companies, this one is quite, it’s expensive, but you’re going to make a decent return on your money. This one’s a little bit cheaper making a decent return on your money. And then the behemoth it’s even cheaper. And you’re, I mean, it all depends on where your money comes in. That’s, that’s another reason I gave you three different opportunities, but how cool is that to be able to invest with the oil. And it’s not, as in investing with with exploratory company, right. Where it’s very risky. You’re already at you’re investing in companies that are, well-established already having like their income coming in. They’ve already been paying dividends. It’s very obvious. They’ve been paying dividends. You can look it up and they pay you a great return on your money just to sit and have ownership and be, or being a partner.