With this issue, I’m pleased to introduce myself to you as the new publisher of Midstream Business.

When I meet with members of the midstream business community in their offices or at our conferences, I’m struck by the level of excitement that permeates the industry. No other segment of the energy business is as dynamic and full of opportunity from what I’ve witnessed.

As the shale revolution has swept America and provided the country with a new source of energy, midstream companies continue to face enormous challenges in building infrastructure, managing logistics, regulations and commodity instability.

Midstream Business is the publication that represents this unique community at this time.

With less than two years in the market, Midstream Business has become the industry’s premier publication. Our content helps you stay ahead of the most vital, take-away issues confronting U.S. shale plays, introduces key players vitalizing this sector, informs you about the active A&D market, spotlights financing and investing trends, posts new construction projects and provides exclusive analytics.

We are committed to providing the most relevant news, data and information through content available not only in print, but also digitally at MidstreamBusiness.com, in our weekly e-newsletter Midstream Monitor, at our worldwide leading DUG and midstream shale conference series and through our data-rich analytical research reports.

As I meet with industry participants in the coming months, I look forward to sharing how we can provide this robust information for just a few employees or an entire company.

My team and I at Midstream Business – sales, editorial and design – are committed to engaging you, our readers, while stimulating a dialogue within the industry. As you read each issue, please let us know what you think. We’re listening and interested in your suggestions and comments.

To my new friends, readers, supporters and advertisers, who have come to know and appreciate Midstream Business’ content and unique insights, I thank you. All of us at Midstream Business look forward to a strong and prosperous future for our industry and our country.