Midstream Business Magazine - June 2012
Chesapeake Midstream's Juicy Yield
After ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 3, 2010, in celebration of the successful completion of its initial public offering, Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP hit the ground running, buying and building natural gas midstream services in today's hottest unconventional plays.
Gas: A Bridge to Nowhere?
The transition to additional natural gas use might not be as short-lived as expected.
In today's fast pace of new developments, producers have great expectations for their midstream partners.
Much like the shale itself, today's Montney midstream infrastructure is a mix of the old and the new.
Rails to Riches
The increase of crude oil production from unconventional sources and the inability of the pipeline networks to keep up create challenges for producers and markets. Today, railroads roll to the rescue.
The Fight For Gas Supply
Transportation, petrochemical and liquefied natural gas companies see new opportunities for profit-taking by using low-cost natural gas liquids from shale plays as feedstock—but timing is everything.
WTI-Brent Mid-Year Review
High Brent prices versus low oil-product prices squeeze refiners' margins, but create opportunities for midstream companies to bridge gaps in crude oil and product supplies, thus giving them stability and pricing power.
M&A Activity Remains Robust
Those MLPs are, however, willing to take acquisition risk to acquire a system once enough assets are in place and operating to effectively de-risk the play.