An oil tanker approaches the Centennial Bridge in the Panama Canal. The U.S. is well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the global energy markets. (Source: Shutterstock)
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.