Midstream Business Magazine - March 2016

Cover Story

Diversify And Conquer

Many in the downstream seek an edge via a natural hedge and shop for assets in the midstream ... and vice versa.

Editor's Note


Conference conversations confirm optimism with a touch of realism.


Getting Underway

It could be the dawn of a better day: The industry’s crude oil export dream has come true. That changes things for both producers and the midstream—but by how much?

Keeping Top Talent

Management action in tough times can create a winning culture that assures key employees remain on the team.

Marcellus-Utica Midstream: ‘Help Is On The Way’

Conference speakers see midstream opportunity ahead for the big Appalachian plays.

Play Update: Core Strength

The oil and gas industry has been adjusting to a price downturn by dialing back on production and new projects, but the Niobrara remains a core region.

Profile: Bridging The Gap

Stone Bridge Energy Partners is taking midstream principles to the downstream as it aims to provide refiners with the perfect barrel at its Hazelwood Energy Hub project.

Regulatory Review - Getting Permits FAST

A new permit streamlining provision will aid midstream operations.

The interview - ‘A Recipe For Success’

I.J. “Chip” Berthelot is president and CEO of privately held Azure Midstream Energy LLC and publicly traded Azure Midstream Partners LP.

TransCanada Buys Columbia Pipeline In $13 Billion Merger

Months after President Barack Obama
blocked TransCanada Corp.’s cross-border
Keystone XL pipeline, the Canadian company is
back with a deal giving it enough pipe to circle the
Earth twice.

Alerian Index

The Harsh Cycle

No one will be surprised to learn that the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index fell 56.4 percent peak-to-trough over the past 18 months. But will depressed equity prices inhibit future distribution growth?

News Flow

News Flow

News Flow

NGL Frac Spread

NGL Frac Spread

NGL prices improve but more turbulence lies ahead. While it is possible that NGL prices hit their floor in January, it is likely that more volatility could impact the market as WTI crude may not have found its bottom.

Transaction Update

Transaction Line

Jefferies LLC was thrilled with the $4.4 billion merger of Dominion Resources Inc. and Questar Corp., at least from the point of view of folks who own units in Questar. But is it a good deal for Dominion? Did it pay too much?