3 Energy Stocks That Pay Safe Dividends

If you want reliable income, focus on partnerships that move, process and store oil and gas.

Drivers in the U.S. will burn 136 billion gallons of gasoline this year, according to government estimates. The U.S. aviation industry will consume 22 billion gallons of jet fuel, and the nation will use 62 billion gallons of fuel oil. And that assumes that the economy will expand by 2.4%. Kiplinger forecasts that gross domestic product will increase by 3.3%, so chances are good that we’ll use more oil than the feds are forecasting.

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Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.