Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' CEO Chats: Crosstex Energy and American Electric Power

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Every night, Jim Cramer sits down with CEOs and executives on his "Mad Money" show to discuss their business, the economy, politics and more. Today we look back at his recent interviews with Barry Davis, president and CEO of Crosstex Energy (XTEX), and Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP), two companies at the heart of America's oil and gas revolution.

These are excerpts from Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap, originally published on Jan. 15 and Jan. 31, 2014.

Executive Decision: Barry Davis

For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Barry Davis, president and CEO of Crosstex Energy, an oil and gas MLP that's up 80% since Cramer last checked in with the company a year ago.

Davis said these are exciting time for Crosstex and a new era for the industry as the oil and gas revolution in America continues. He said his company's new partnership with Devon Energy (DVN) will help provide a diverse portfolio of assets that's over 95% fee-based, meaning they're not tied to the price of the commodities moved.

Davis said Crosstex, and the new entity that will be created with Devon, have multiple avenues for growth, from expanding their platform organically to having partners like Devon drop assets into the master limited partnership, to additional mergers and acquisitions.

One of the challenges the oil industry now faces is production growth is not in the same places its always been, but that plays right into the hands of Crosstex, which helps connect production to consumption.

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