“On the operational side, it’s all about timing,” said Bernadette Johnson, vice president of market intelligence for Drillinginfo Inc. “How far we need to move all these molecules to get to the coast.”

During a break at the Midstream Finance Conference in Dallas, Johnson also told Steve Toon, editor-in-chief of Oil and Gas Investor, that while the Permian Basin is “ground zero” for bottlenecks, takeaway capacity is an issue in several areas across the industry. In the NGL space, a lack of pipelines has spurred price volatility for ethane and others.