Midstream Business Magazine - February 2015
After a mass of midstream mergers at the end of 2014, the pace is expected to slow then rebound in 2015. Big returns possible for those with long-term strategies.
The global oil price plunge may have reined in Oklahoma’s near-term outlook for the hard-charging SCOOP, but much of the region remains economic as it primes itself for the next surge.
The executive director of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships reviews key issues for MLPs as the new Congress starts work.
Salient Partners’ MLP chief leads firm through energy industry cycles.
Jack Lafield is chairman and CEO of Blue Racer Midstream.
Even among resilient midstream MLPs, Energy Transfer Partners draws attention and attracts followers who admire its upward direction.
Commodity market volatility may have long-term repercussions for the MLP asset class.
With WTI in the $50s, the life is being choked out of acquisition and divestitures (A&D). Budgets are also being slashed and a quarter of North American rigs may be mothballed in 2015.
At what crude price will U.S. liquids production slow sufficiently to reboot that price?
Results of the midterm elections, which propelled Republicans to control of both the U.S. House and Senate, most likely mean that federal regulation of hydraulic fracking is unlikely in the next two years.
John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co. and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, looked to provide some perspective to attendees during “The New North American Opportunity” panel at Privcap’s recent Energy Game Change conference in Houston.
A KPMG Global Energy Institute report concludes that floating LNG (FLNG) technology will eventually be viable, but a slow start to compensate for innovation can be expected.
Slower than expected gas demand growth in China could put more pressure on LNG suppliers that are already trying to survive high costs amid an industrywide downturn marked by lower crude prices.
Completion of a pipeline system able to move large volumes of Western Canadian crude oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast—the one not named Keystone—merited a January celebration at the Jones Creek terminal near Freeport, Texas, with numerous salutes to international cooperation and competition in free markets.
The new Texas Railroad Commissioner shared his goals for Texas’ world domination with pipeline industry executives.
Proposed federal railroad tank car safety standards will be costly to implement and also will increase air pollution, according to recently released research by the Brattle Group.
Americans continue to use more natural gas as the nation’s unconventional shale plays provide a larger share of domestic gas needs.