January/February 2017

Cover Story

Managing Midstream's Business Cycle: The Capex Question

What’s going to happen? Midstream executives try to set realistic spending plans for an uncertain year.

Feature

MARKETS: REFINING'S NEW ORDER

U.S. refiners must adjust to a rapidly changing crude slate as downstream-facing midstream operators respond to maximize sourcing optionality.

PLANNING: SIMULATION'S PAYOFF

Integrated simulation can maximize plant efficiency as it minimizes capital expenditures.

Play Update: Making The Montney Work

Western Canada’s big unconventional play has its merits and its challenges. Improving midstream infrastructure will help producers tap its riches.

Profile: Nothing But Water

H2O Midstream is tapping its industry expertise to provide producers one-stop water management services.

REGULATORY REVIEW: THE 115TH CONGRESS

The midstream sector gains significant opportunities with the new Congress.

The Interview: Growing What You Have

Carlin Conner is president and CEO of SemGroup Corp.

TOPICS: LNG INTELLIGENCE

Gaining and using information is vital to creating a competitive advantage in the volatile LNG market.

TOPICS: MAXIMIZATION

Building a new propane terminal for maximized reliability, safety and efficiency requires careful work from project proposal to final commissioning.

Finance Matters

FINANCE MATTERS: PERMIAN TAKEAWAY: HOW TIGHT, HOW SOON?

Takeaway capacity has become an issue as Permian oil production continues to rise.

NGL Frac Spread

NGL FRAC SPREAD: LIES AND STATISTICS

Led by butane, 2016 NGL prices soared at year end to match the previous year’s averages.

Transaction Update

TRANSACTION LINE: SCALING UP

Shell Midstream and Howard Energy position themselves for the future.

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