At first glance, the strategy for managing the burgeoning oil and gas export market appears to be simple:

  • Produce more product than the U.S. market can consume;
  • Sell it to buyers elsewhere who need it; and
  • Hire a smart accountant to keep track of all the profits that will gush in.

But issues from foreign and domestic supply/demand imbalances to trade policies complicate the export environment, speakers at Hart Energy’s recently held Midstream Finance conference told attendees.