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A Kinder-Morgan employee makes his way past various pipes including crude oil pipeline leading from Alberta at the Kinder Morgan Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia, Sunday, July 8, 2012.
A Kinder-Morgan employee makes his way past various pipes including crude oil pipeline leading from Alberta at the Kinder Morgan Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia, Sunday, July 8, 2012.
(Rafal Gerszak For The Globe and Mail/)

The regions that are surging in oil and gas M&A

There’s been a boatload of mergers and acquisition activity in the energy patch this year, but very little analysis of how it all breaks down. We know the sector has been hot, but have seen little insight into which regions and assets look better than others, for example.

RBC Dominion Securities analyst Shailender Randhawa compiled all of the upstream mergers and acquisitions and then studied them to find common themes. Below are five key lessons from the boom: