September/October 2017

Cover Story

How The Midcontinent Stacks Up

The Stack bustles as the industry finds some positive, Permian-like qualities to the Midcontinent’s best play. Attractive costs and infrastructure also boost the region’s other unconventional prospects.

Alerian Index

MLP Model Relevance

When Kinder Morgan Inc. first left the MLP space, it was an anomaly. Now that ONEOK Inc. and Targa Resources Corp. have both also bought in their MLPs, there is validity to the question of whether the MLP model is still relevant.

Editor's Note

A New Season

Besides the usual questions about production, storage and weather, the gas business has a growing exports issue: How large will they be?

Feature

Credit Parties

The money is there for midstream expansion projects, but there are multiple lending and credit issues to consider.

DCP, MarkWest Top Annual Survey

The Midstream Business annual rankings of the sector’s largest natural gas processors and NGL processors for calendar year 2016 were a study in contrasts. In both cases familiar names continued to top the charts.

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send People Over

Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline is a prime example of extreme demand escalation. Capex on the project is forecast to reach $4.2 billion.

The Interview: Beyond The Cotton Valley

Mike Noack is president and COO of Tristate Midstream.

Waha’s Where It’s At

If Permian gas production is growing, that mean’s the region’s central gas pipeline hub—Waha—will only grow in importance.

Finance Matters

Clawing Back Respect

But looking beyond the maze of trading patterns, the Raymond James analysts see better times ahead—and opportunities to be seized in the wake of the market’s recent mispricing of midstream stocks.

NGL Frac Spread

Higher Prices, Wider Margins

NGL prices regained lost ground as rallies pushed on in the third quarter.

Transaction Update

Good Buy?

EQT’s deal for Rice is opposed by an activist investor.

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