Midstream Monitor

Foreign policy expert Meghan O'Sullivan discusses energy and geopolitics with Jessica Morales. Also, coverage of CERAWeek by IHS Markit includes Energy Secretary Rick Perry's emphasis on innovation over regulation; and warnings by the heads of OPEC and the IEA of insufficient investment; and cybersecurity expert John Bass warns about how hackers are targeting your company.
Cove Point LNG is almost ready to go, Dominion's Don Raikes tells an appreciative crowd at the recent Marcellus-Utica Midsteam conference in Pittsburgh. Also, a Stratas Advisors analyst says that what the Appalachian region needs is a multi-commodity hub; and butanes and propane have a strong week.
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.


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