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Cramer: Shutdown resistant industry?

Enbridge CEO: North American refiners need Canadian crude
Enbridge CEO: North American refiners need Canadian crude

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"I keep telling you that some industries are a lot more immune to the government shutdown than others," said Cramer.

Largely the Mad Money host believes most energy plays that leverage domestic oil finds should remain buyable, even in the event of a prolonged shutdown.

Within the space, Cramer thinks pipeline stocks warrant particular attention.

"These are the stocks that make their money off fees for transporting oil and gas. I always say they're like toll road operators," Cramer explained.

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Digging down into this niche area of energy, Enbridge is among Cramer's favorites.

"Enbridge has major exposure to many of the hot shales we talk about all of the time, as well as the Alberta oil sands, where the company just announced it's planning to build a billion dollar pipeline." (Read More: 7 energy stocks on Cramer's watchlist)

Plus, Cramer says Enbridge is at least one part bet on clean energy.

"Enbridge has gotten in on the natural gas gathering business, where they collect gas from the wells and transport it to a central location," he explained.

Also, Enbridge is another part alternative energy play.

"The company has a renewable energy kicker with 1,300 megawatts of renewable and alternative power, including wind, solar and geothermal energy," Cramer said.

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And on top of all that, Cramer likes the company's earnings potential.

"They should grow earnings by 13% annually through 2017 and potentially raise that dividend many times over."

No matter what happens with the budget, Cramer says "pipeline operators should do just fine." And Enbridge is among Cramer's favorites.

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