Midstream Business Magazine - January/February 2011

Cover Story

2011 Midstream Outlook

Midstream operators and contractors are preparing for a busy new year as burgeoning gas production, increasing oil prices and attractive liquids markets drive new opportunities.

Editor's Note

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We have some exciting news for the midstream energy industry!

Construction Update

New Construction


Eagle Ford Contenders

When it comes to the Eagle Ford shale play, producers favor flexible midstream competitors with first-mover instincts and quick connections. The fast-paced world of unconventional plays demands a midstream presence that can keep up and stay limber.

Fayetteville Focus

The Fayetteville shale’s midstream industry is experiencing growing pains as exploration and production escalate in the Arkoma Basin. How do operators plan to stay ahead of the ever-shortening hemline of capacity?

Granite Wash Growth

Superior Pipeline works the Granite Wash play for virtually every gas producer in Texas’ Hemphill and Roberts counties. And, according to two of the company’s top executives, more growth is a given.

KMEP Ramps Up

Heading into 2011, the midstream energy sector is faced with an array of opportunities, says Park Shaper, president of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The company plans to leverage those opportunities by staying focused on what it does best.

New PHMSA Rules

New reporting rules push toward electronic reporting and increased efficiencies.

Rockies Review

The Rocky Mountains’ natural gas-resource potential and midstream infrastructure make this area a key part of the U.S. gas-supply base.

SCADA Evolution

Today’s midstream data management demands open, flexible SCADA technologies to optimize real-time operations.

SCADA Security

With the evolution of SCADA systems, organizations need new skills and practices to protect the security of system control, particularly since the June 2010 SCADA virus attack.

Sour-Gas Solutions

Changing the flow of sour gas to shared gas-processing facilities would benefit the bottom line, say three consultants.

Alerian Index

MLPs Outperform

Strong financial performance and solid fundamentals help drive the Alerian MLP Total Return Index up by 35.9% in 2010.

Finance Matters

Midstream’s Happy New Year

Midstream’s Happy New Year

Midstream Movers

Meet Michael Blum

News Flow

2010 Prices: Strong Gains For NGLs; Ethane Slumps

Unintended Consequences

Pipelines pose adverse risks to the public and the environment only in the event of an unintentional release. Operators can mitigate the consequences by assessing risks.