Midstream 50

Midstream Business Magazine - June 2020

The long-running contraction in the number of midstream players accelerated in 2019.

It is hard to predict where things will go in 2020, given that the entire energy industry finds itself lost in a Terra Incognita as companies wait for the compass needle to stop its jiggle and point north again. This issue of Midstream Business tries to provide some cognizant predictions of what lies ahead and features the annual Midstream 50 ranking and analysis of the sector's major players.

Also in this issue:

  • The North American midstream may prove to be the energy industry’s best story as the global oil and gas business scrambles to respond to 2020’s unexpected shocks.
  • An industry veteran says current commodity price shocks and the new coronavirus pandemic may change the fundamentals of the sector.
  • Growing investor interest offers midstream companies the opportunity to highlight positive practices that have become corporate priorities.

Cover Story

Capital Strategies: Midstream Private-Equity Marriages

An emphasis on relationships backed by operational expertise and experience has helped these two private-equity-backed midstream operators continue to perform.

The Midstream 50: Consolidation Rattles the Rankings

The long-running contraction in the number of midstream players accelerated in 2019.

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Terra Incognita

The Midstream 50 rankings of the sector's major players are in. Can they help the industry understand the uncertainty of 2020?

Feature

Midstream Business: The ESG Pieces

Growing investor interest offers midstream companies the opportunity to highlight positive practices that have become corporate priorities.

Midstream Projects: Cloudy, with a Chance of Free Falls

The March market meltdown may have unnerved some oil and gas investors, but plenty of midstream projects either opened or moved forward.

Midstream’s Unruffled Feathers in a Crisis

The midstream sector may prove to be the energy industry’s best story in this black swan event as the global oil and gas business scrambles to respond to 2020’s unexpected shocks.

Powering the Permian Basin

Onsite generation by midstream operators cuts costs and boosts revenues in the sprawling, electricity-hungry Permian Basin play.

Remote Monitoring: Oil and Gas Pipeline Health

Quickly visualizing a system’s operating status depends on remote monitoring.

Regulatory Review

Regulatory Review: Midstream Matters to Watch amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought new legislative and regulatory challenges for the midstream. Here's an overview of some of them.

Interview

Interview: Why This Oil Downturn Is ‘the Perfect Storm’

An industry veteran says current commodity price shocks and the new coronavirus pandemic may change the fundamentals of the oil and gas sector.