It's been an interesting week in the media. First, cable news commentator Keith Olbermann was put on suspension for ethics violations for making campaign contributions to political guests on his show Countdown with Keith Olbermann (while at the same time choosing their opponents as the "Worst People in the World"), however MSNBC realized that benching their star player would cost the network all ten of their viewers, so they quickly backpedaled. Two days later, Olbermann was back with his Alfred E. Neuman smirk of approval. Second, former SNL cast member Tina Fey received a special award at the Kennedy Center for being a staggeringly unfunny comedian with a sitcom that no one watches ridiculing Sarah Palin for the past two years. Basically, a group of celebrities got together to congratulate each other for being celebrities and sharing the same political views, and rewarded the one who best belittled a woman that didn't get elected but somehow is still the bane of their existence. Oh yeah, and the so-called media covered Hart Energy's DUG East conference from last week with the typical degree of fair reporting. In an act of unbiased journalism, the Real News actually gave Oil and Gas Investor editor Leslie Haines a sum total of two short sequences before changing into a commercial for Jason Fox's documentary Gasland. Haines spoke a total of about 100 words on camera, while Fox got closer to 355. And that's not counting all the other like minded people who made it in the story as well. The sheer attempt to disguise a one-sided attack as being legitimate news is laudatory in today's political climate, so I salute The Real News for so cheaply covering their bases. I suppose a group of angry, unemployed protesters and punk rocker Justin Sane singing (caterwauling?) a really bad protest song (Woody Guthrie must be spinning in his grave) are more visually appealing then the sight of businessmen conducting their affairs in quiet, professional way. Oh, one final note: CBS will be airing a new episode of CSI tonight. The episode, titled "Fracked," features this synopsis: "Two men are murdered right before accusing a natural gas company of poisoning the water in a farming town." Sounds like another winner to me.
2024-01-04 - Analyst: More deals like Williams’ $1.95 billion acquisition of natural gas storage in Louisiana and Mississippi could be on the horizon as limited capacity becomes a challenge.
2023-12-10 - Kinder Morgan’s expansion added an additional 550 MMcf/d of capacity on the Permian Highway Pipeline, which runs from the Waha Hub and terminates close to Katy, Texas, where it supplies terminals along the Gulf Coast.
2023-12-07 - East Daley Analytics will look at factors driving market volatility in its annual “Dirty Little Secrets” webinar.
2024-02-15 - Energy Transfer co-CEO Tom Long said the company is continuing to evaluate deal opportunities following the acquisitions of Lotus and Crestwood Equity Partners in 2023.
2024-01-11 - U.S. midstream and energy infrastructure has a mixed outlook for 2024, with a possible loss in demand and stronger focus on renewables offset by solid oil prices and a healthy midstream industry with pockets of growth.