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Some investors look for the slow burn of a steady dividend and long-term stability, while others seek a quicker turnaround on their dollars and accept more risk. In the energy sector, utilities and pipeline partnerships offer different paths for those investors looking for an income stream. Both are well-known for paying cash distributions to their stockholders, but their profiles diverge in the way they tap into distinct investor desires and respond to risks.