March/April 2017

Alerian Index

The MLP universe is changing shape, simplifying and shrinking.

Editor's Note

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

Finance Matters

The midstream gets ready for increasing Permian crude production.


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

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.

PHMSA looks to extend its regulation nearly to the wellhead.

NGL Frac Spread

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

Cover Story

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

Transaction Update

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