After its combination with Spectra Energy Corp., Enbridge Inc. sprinted to the top of this magazine’s 3rd third annual Midstream 50 list of the sector’s largest publicly held firms in 2017. The Calgary-based company held the show place in last year’s survey but jumped over perennial Nos. 1 and 2, Kinder Morgan and Energy Transfer.

It bears mentioning that even as the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been cast into some doubt by protectionist sentiments in Washington, the combination is technically a Canadian company acquiring an American one.