Midstream Business Magazine - October 2014

Cover Story

Gas To Mexico

The U.S. midstream looks to share this nation’s abundance with its high-demand neighbor.

Editor's Note

What’s The Difference?

Investors should think long term.

Construction Update

Rushing To Cushing

Companies announce crude oil pipelines from underserved areas to Cushing, Okla.


A Reliable Source

TC PipeLines, an MLP connected to TransCanada Corp., delivers oil, gas and steadily increasing distributions.

Closing Bell

Baseball, Apple Pie And MLPs

High Risk, High Reward

Denham Capital Management LP is building teams to change the oil and gas landscape.

Midstream Companies Consolidating Their Positions

The dominant players remain on top of our 2014 NGL processor and producer rankings with large merger and acquisition moves as the big story of the year.

Rock’s Next Big Role

The vast oil shale reserves of the Uinta and Piceance basins dwarf all U.S. shale plays, but markets smile on present crude production as well.

The Interview: ‘The Value Of Integration’

Enterprise is one of the leading midstream partnerships with a diverse slate of operations located across the U.S.

Alerian Index

MLP Distribution Growth Outpaces GDP Growth

MLP distribution growth outpaces GDP growth.

Finance Matters

Coming To America

Foreign companies are finding ways to reap MLP-style perks.

News Flow

Commodity prices, activist investors likely to spur more deals

June was a good month for acquisitions and divestitures (A&D). It was the month that 2013 finally stopped.

Cyber survey challenges prevailing sense of security

Corporate cybersecurity does not suffer from a lack of general awareness, a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) survey of CEOs confirmed.

Gas price decline could boost LNG exports

Although natural gas prices took a beating in the post-Labor Day market—dropping 4.31% to $3.89 per million Btu—recent lower prices in the space could present a real opportunity for the industry, analysts say.

Gas transportation called key to energy success

The challenge of our time is to meet the needs of more than 1 billion people around the world who don’t have access to power, according to Ron Jibson, president and CEO at Questar Corp. in Salt Lake City, Utah.

If you build it, tax breaks will come

The best strategy in luring incentives and tax credits is to play it cool.

Major pipeline buildout cycle on the horizon

Surging gas production coupled with the industry-wide expectation of long-term low gas prices is creating major opportunities for investment, said U.S. Capital Advisors (USCA) in its recent report, “Interstate Pipeline Review.”

New industry group to address shale gas flaring

A new industry organization will address shale-related gas flaring, stranded gas and emissions reduction with the goal of monetizing gas at the wellhead.

North Dakota’s shale prosperity comes at a price

In South Texas and North Dakota—where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years—thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets.

‘Boom in midstream’ could be worth $1 trillion

Bringing new U.S. oil and gas supply online continues to be constrained by takeaway operators who are trying to catch up on an estimated $1 trillion of needed midstream buildout.

NGL Frac Spread

A Price Comeback?

NGL prices turn around after turnarounds.

Transaction Update

You've Got To Believe…Or Do You?

Buckeye Partners shows its faith in condensate exports.