Midstream Business Magazine - March 2020
The midstream entered 2020 after a tough stretch, in light of the E&P sector's struggle, but Paul Hart, editor-at-large, hopes that investors will begin to see the midstream as a different type of investment worthy of consideration. The source of hope is exports, and this issue of Midstream Business focuses on that "most promising area of the sector."
Particular topics include:
- Trends in the U.S. export market, including crude, NGL and LNG exports, as 2020 begins.
- How growing U.S. LNG exports affect the global gas market.
- The need for more U.S. export terminals, especially those that handle VLCCs.
- An interview with Rod Sailor, president and CEO of Enable Midstream Partners LP.
- The diminished presence of incentive distribution rights.
Familiar challenges remain, but growing export markets buoy the midstream.
Times have been hard for the midstream, but exports promise a brighter future.
Work on storage and export facilities on the water ramped up as 2019 came to a close.
Export terminals make sales to foreign markets work—and the U.S. needs more of them.
New waves of U.S. LNG capacity may go flat as the worldwide market for the fuel becomes well-supplied.
Multi-element, automatic self-cleaning strainers optimize production processing when minimizing maintanence and downtime.
The two sectors must work together for their mutual success, said Enable Midstream Partners LP's president and CEO.