Midstream Business Magazine - January/February 2018

Cover Story

What’s Next For The Midstream In The New Year?

The midstream enters 2018 asking a lot of questions. Will demand continue to grow? Where are the new markets? Will opponents “keep it in the ground?” The answers may not come for a while.

Editor's Note

Hey, Kids!

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is contributing to our Finance Matters column with a special review of the capital markets.


Cutting Pre-Commissioning Time, Cost

Pipeline contractors can benefit from using mechanical cooling systems to rapidly cool hydrotest water.

Enhancing Pipeline Maintenance

Applying the Industrial Internet of Things helps operators properly use the data they have.

It's A Secret ... How To Keep It That Way

Trade secrets are becoming a mainstream issue in the midstream.

Mexico's Midstream

Mexico’s domestic midstream sector strains to reorganize and serve an evolving economy as border connections with its northern neighbor increase.

Reducing SCADA Risk

Recent hacks of system-control computers should be a ‘canary in the coal mine’ to midstream operators.

Regulatory Review: Midstream's Time To Move On Infrastructure

When President Trump and Congress consider infrastructure, the midstream industry will gain an opportunity to push for much-needed infrastructure improvements.

The Deal Dilemma

The midstream sector rode high on dropdowns in 2017 and MLPs streamlined corporate structure —but Permian Basin transaction metrics have defied expectations and may cause some sticker shock even among the largest acquirers.

The Interview: Randy Lentz of Medallion Midstream On How To Change With The Times

The Permian Basin is at the epicenter of the shale boom, offering midstream operators such as Medallion significant growth opportunities.

The Utica Levels Up

The Appalachian Basin’s other play has grown up as takeaway capacity comes online.

Alerian Index


While some MLPs did cut their famous distributions, most continued to raise them.

Finance Matters

Why IPOs Are Up

To fully understand the capital markets landscape, it’s necessary to look at the broad scope of forces at work.

NGL Frac Spread

Once Upon A Time Before The Downcycle

Propane pushes the NGL ‘barrel’ to a three-year high.

Transaction Update

A World Of Change For LNG

Total’s purchase of Engie’s LNG assets fits the global trend.