Prices - Exclusives

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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Come Full Circle

As we enter August, the winter of 2014 is a distant memory along with the gas shortages and high prices that it brought with it. The first week of August 2014 looks an awful lot like the same time last year with one key difference: even worse NGL prices and improved gas prices. It’s the worst of both worlds for NGL producers as frac spread margins are now worse off than a year ago.

Frank Nieto
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
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Frac Spread: NGL Dog Days

The NGL market is experiencing a down period this summer as infrastructure outages, construction delays and cool weather have combined to make this a lost season. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:27
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Frac Spread: Headwinds Continue To Trouble Ethane Prices

As July draws to a close, ethane prices remain in free fall with major headwinds working against them, primarily in the form of plant outages that have severely reduced domestic cracking capacity. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:01
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Frac Spread: Limited Cracking Capacity Continues To Plague Ethane Prices

Ethane prices had been expected to begin their long-awaited improvement this summer, but that progress appears to be getting stunted once again. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:29

Prices - Frac Spread

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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Stabilizing As Summer Drawing To An End

A sluggish summer for commodity prices is fast drawing to a close and producers can only hope that a repeat of last winter will spur demand and increase prices for propane and natural gas.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03
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Frac Spread: Midcontinent Beginning Winter Preparations With Increased Propane Imports

As the summer of 2014 draws to a close, NGL prices continued to return to levels from last summer with the only real discrepancies being higher Conway propane prices and lower Mont Belvieu isobutane prices this year. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:38
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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Come Full Circle

As we enter August, the winter of 2014 is a distant memory along with the gas shortages and high prices that it brought with it. The first week of August 2014 looks an awful lot like the same time last year with one key difference: even worse NGL prices and improved gas prices. It’s the worst of both worlds for NGL producers as frac spread margins are now worse off than a year ago.

Frank Nieto
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43
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Frac Spread: NGL Dog Days

The NGL market is experiencing a down period this summer as infrastructure outages, construction delays and cool weather have combined to make this a lost season. 

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:27

Prices - Crude Oil

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Dakota Gold Transfer Plans Bakken Crude Terminal

Dakota Gold Transfer-Plaza LLC announced plans to develop a crude oil transload facility in Mountrail County, N.D.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:26
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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Stabilizing As Summer Drawing To An End

A sluggish summer for commodity prices is fast drawing to a close and producers can only hope that a repeat of last winter will spur demand and increase prices for propane and natural gas.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03
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Plains All American Plans Cushing-To-Memphis Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline LP will build the 440-mile, 20-inch Diamond Pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Memphis, Tenn., the company announced on Aug. 21. 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:55
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Global Partners Wins, Tesoro Waits As Crude-By-Rail Scrutinized

Just as Global Partners LP gained approval to unload more oil from rail cars at a marine terminal in Oregon, Tesoro Corp. learned its plans for a similar project in neighboring Washington will have to wait.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:40

Prices - Natural Gas

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Key North American Hub Prices: August 26, 2014

Key North American Hub Prices: August 26, 2014

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:15
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MarkWest To Expand Keystone Complex Infrastructure

MarkWest Energy Partners LP announced a major expansion of processing and fractionation infrastructure at its Keystone complex in Butler County, Pa., to support increasing rich-gas production from the Marcellus Shale and Upper Devonian formations.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:28
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Williams Announces Diamond East Open Season

Williams Cos. announced it will commence an open season from Aug. 26 to Sept. 23 for Transco Pipeline’s Diamond East project.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:27
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Key North American Hub Prices: August 25, 2014

Key North American Hub Prices: August 25, 2014

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:16

Prices - Natural Gas Liquid

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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Stabilizing As Summer Drawing To An End

A sluggish summer for commodity prices is fast drawing to a close and producers can only hope that a repeat of last winter will spur demand and increase prices for propane and natural gas.

Frank Nieto
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03
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Ethane Exports To Help Supply/Demand Balance

The lingering oversupply of ethane produced from U.S. unconventional shales may right itself—but it will take a few years and strong exports.

Paul Hart
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20
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Altagas, Painted Pony Form NGL Strategic Alliance

AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. signed definitive agreements to enter a 15-year strategic alliance for the development of processing infrastructure and marketing services for natural gas and NGL, the companies announced Aug. 19.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:39
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Frac Spread: NGL Prices Come Full Circle

As we enter August, the winter of 2014 is a distant memory along with the gas shortages and high prices that it brought with it. The first week of August 2014 looks an awful lot like the same time last year with one key difference: even worse NGL prices and improved gas prices. It’s the worst of both worlds for NGL producers as frac spread margins are now worse off than a year ago.

Frank Nieto
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:43

Prices - PetroChemical

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The Linde Group Adds Petrochemical Plant Unit

Pennsylvania-based The Linde Group added a petrochemical plant business unit to its engineering division offices in Houston, Texas. 

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:37
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GlobalData: China, Russia Will Lead Polypropylene Capacity Additions

According to the latest report from research and consulting firm GlobalData, Global polypropylene capacity increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003 to reach 65 million tons per year (mtpy) in 2013.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:04
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Westlake Chemical Partners Commences IPO

Houston-based Westlake Chemical Partners LP, a limited partnership formed to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities and related assets, launched its IPO of 11,250,000 common units representing limited partner interests. 

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:26
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Flint Hills Resources Completes PetroLogistics Purchase

Koch Industries Inc.’s subsidiary Flint Hills Resources LLC significantly expanded its chemicals business with the completion of its purchase of PetroLogistics LP and its general partner, PetroLogistics GP LLC.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:02