This is your Hart Energy A&D Minute with Jordan Soto and powered by A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference.

Has this year been “strange and kind of broken” regarding deals? Jud Walker, president and CEO of EnerVest, seems to think so— and dealmakers couldn’t agree more. Here’s why in Oil and Gas Investor Senior Editor Darren Barbee’s overview of dealmaking so far this year.

Also, in a $423 million deal, Williams Cos. Inc. acquired NorTex Midstream after noticing their reliability during Winter Storm Uri with providing gas to residential customers and electric power plants. See what Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong said about the deal.

Lastly, analysts say EQT Corp.’s monster 5.2 billion purchase of Tug Hill and XcL Midstream’s assets is a cash cow, the upstream and midstream assets result in more free cash flow, lower operating costs and an increased debt reduction—all while doubling shareholder buybacks. Find out what else analysts are saying about EQT’s purchase, which happens to be the largest deal of the year.

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