Midstream Monitor

Medallion Midstream CEO Randy Lentz talks to Midstream Business Editor-In-Chief Paul Hart about how he and the sector have changed with the times. Also, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck talks to Hart Energy's Jessica Morales about how the weather affects energy; and Jim Scheel of The Williams Cos. says the company is poised for growth in the Marcellus-Utica.
Midstream operators have struggled to attract capital since the downcycle reminded investors of the risk inherent in the sector. But it may be time for a comeback. Also, an Enbridge executive speculates that the recent cold snap may be changing hearts and minds in New England regarding pipeline projects; and demand-driven projects will populate the next round of Appalachian activity.
Meghan O'Sullivan advises midstream operators at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference to examine both foreign policy and energy policy equally. Also, new FERC Commissioner Robert Powelson assured attendees that the commission was back to business.
2018 will be a great year for Crestwood Equity Partners, CEO Robert Phillips told a big crowd at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference in Pittsburgh. But he warned that the region is in need of additional infrastructure to realize its potential. Jessica Morales interviewed Phillips in a Headlines video; NGL forecasts for Appalachia are looking up; and despite trends in transportation, the oil and gas business is far from doomed.
Is New York City's lawsuit against five oil and gas supermajors something that should concern the industry? Also, TRC's Ed Wiegele discusses pipeline integrity on the Midstream Connect video; and a new study predicts big problems if New England cannot resolve its fuel constraints.
MLPs may have come out OK in the new tax legislation, but there is plenty to take in. Baker Botts partners walk clients through the maze. Also, energy majors are reacting to the movement away from internal combustion engines; cold weather has jolted natural gas markets; and Australian LNG exports set a record in 2017.
Delays in the construction of natural gas pipelines in Mexico could stunt the expected growth of exports from the U.S., Mizuho Securities said. Also, geopolitical issues could hamper efforts to develop natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean and the price of ethane increased sharply as extreme cold gripped much of the country.
Our two-part video discussion with five industry experts touched on surprising developments from 2017, as well as oil and gas trends to watch in 2018, the outlook for M&A, and things to keep an eye on—such as geopolitical events. Also, the "bombogenesis" threatened to wreak havoc on the eastern seaboard, but natural gas markets took it in stride.
Midstream Monitor December 22 2017
Investors in power generation infrastructure will take a long, wild ride before the sector stabilizes. Also, Permian midstream deals may be pricey, but passing them up may be more costly in the long run; Jarl Pedersen of the Port of Corpus Christi discusses the sunny outlook for U.S. crude oil exports; and propane seems well-positioned for a price spike in coming weeks.
Eversource Energy, a New England utility, demands that the Environmental Defense Fund stop citing a study that asserts that the utility limited natural gas supplies to the region to profit from price spikes. Also, oil and gas prices rose sharply in the United Kingdom after the Forties Pipeline System was shut down; warmer than expected winter weather has clobbered natural gas futures; and Cove Point moves closer to operating as the second-largest U.S. LNG export facility.

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