March/April 2017

The MLP universe is changing shape, simplifying and shrinking.

Both political parties support renewal of the nation’s aging infrastructure.

The midstream gets ready for increasing Permian crude production.

Suppliers and customers must work together to achieve improvements in health, environment and safety.

The Sabine case and other recent bankruptcy decisions create a ‘white hot issue’ that complicates the relationship between a midstream operator and a producer’s creditor recovery.

It’s important to check minimum volume commitments and other implications when acquiring a gathering agreement.

Unlike traditional coatings, chemically bonded phosphate ceramics can stop corrosion, extend equipment life and minimize costly production downtime.
 

Conference attendees received caution that the sector must add needed infrastructure now to avoid major problems as demand grows.

NGL are in a stronger position compared to where they were in early 2016.

PHMSA looks to extend its regulation nearly to the wellhead.

North America’s midstream has enjoyed a significant growth spurt in the past decade with the unconventional shale boom—and that means thousands of miles of new pipe added to the nation’s already outstanding transportation infrastructure. Much of that pipe has been supplied from Stupp Corp., which credits its role as “producing the pipelines that form the backbone of our continent’s energy infrastructure.” Its CEO took time to visit with Midstream Business to reflect on his firm’s distinguished past—and vision for the future.

The energy industry requires new thinking to lead tomorrow’s workers.

New ethane cracking capacity will provide one answer to the gas liquids demand question.

Without delays, deals can move forward on the Dakota Access Pipeline.