Midstream Monitor

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finally has a quorum and is ready to tackle its backlog, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told the North American Gas Forum. Also at the conference, a Shell executive urged attendees not to let the LNG market moment pass; and NGL prices hit both monthly and quarterly highs for the year.
EnLink's Mike Burdett discussed midstream challenges in Oklahoma at the DUG Midcontinent Conference. Also, a Q&A with Mike Noack of Tristate Midstream; propane prices hit their highest point in almost three years; and Tellurian bought acreage in the Haynesville play.
Gov. Mary Fallin told the crowd at the DUG Midcontinent conference that legislation passed in Oklahoma was paying off both for the oil and gas industry and the citizens of the state. Also, the EIA's high oil price projection sees crude at $226/bbl by 2040; and DCP and MarkWest land atop the rankings of Midstream Business's annual natural gas processor survey.
Hoping for a more streamlined process to gain federal permit approval for your pipeline project? Keep hoping. Industry experts say they will believe Washington's promises when they see them. Also, the EIA forecasts record crude oil production in 2018, despite setbacks from Hurricane Harvey; the NGL "barrel" reaches a seven-month high; and a banker tells energy executives that her sector is ready to lend again.
Kinder Morgan Canada will begin construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline this month, despite a lawsuit filed to halt the project by the government of British Columbia. Also, producers and refiners on the Gulf Coast have hit the reset button after Hurricane Harvey; and the price of butane hits a seven-month high.
Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast and its oil and gas industry infrastructure and left us wondering, how long will it take to recover? Also, the impact from a D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that ordered FERC to consider greenhouse gas emissions in the pipeline permitting process is troubling to many industry experts.
Which strategies will the oil and gas industry need to adopt to deal with the influx of electric vehicles and other mobility trends? Deloitte has some suggestions. Also, Canadian gas producers are feeling the pinch from U.S. shale; and the price of ethane reaches a high for the year.
E&Ps may look to divest their midstream assets to fund growth, says Cowen & Co. in a new report. Also, the president's infrastructure plan was hailed by the oil and gas industry, but the announcement was overshadowed by his comments about events in Charlottesville, Va.; Midstream Connect focuses on the export discussion at the Midstream Texas conference; and ethane prices hit their highest point since the first week of January.
A new report from KPMG recommends that LNG operators adopt a diverse approach to dealing with a wave of geopolitical challenges facing the industry. Also, shale pioneer Harold Hamm has focused his strategy around natural gas; and NGL prices continue to rally, reaching their highest levels in almost six months.
Could Venezuela's troubles be exactly what Alberta's oil sands industry needs? Also, Rangeland Energy has brought its skill set to plays other than the Bakken Shale; Stratas Advisors assesses changes on the horizon in the global LNG market; and Jackson Walker attorneys analyze the recent lawsuit involving Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners. In the Frac Spread column, NGL prices hit their highest level in five months.


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