July/August 2018

Cover Story

The Jaggis: Midstream’s Family Affair

They say the midstream industry is a small, tight-knit link in the energy chain.

Alerian Index

Conversion Concerns

What should you do as an investor if you’re concerned about MLP conversions?

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Should We Scuttle The Jones Act?

The Jones Act hurts both U.S. commerce and the military.


C-corps vs. MLPs

MLPs continue to be a tax-efficient business model for the midstream despite multiple challenges.

Mont Belvieu Milestones

Swelling production and new markets have the gas liquids business and its major hub in transition.

OPINION: Canada’s Pipeline Potential

There are 12 good reasons why Canadians should do the world a favor and build the pipelines.

Replacing The Patchwork

Improving technology will allow the industry to replace old, patchedtogether systems of the past as it transitions to a younger, tech-savvy staff.

Steel Tariffs: Waiting For The Worst

The midstream braces for the worst as detrimental impacts from steel tariffs loom.

Supply And Demand

Is the industry having déjà vu all over again on crude oil supply, or has it entered a new era?

Topic 606 And More

Public midstream firms need to prepare for the impact of new accounting rules.


Things may be getting crazy in the Permian Basin, so buyers must pay attention to the structure of their transactions as midstream M&A activity heats up.

Finance Matters

MLPs Set For A Comeback

MLPs may have a green light ahead.

NGL Frac Spread

Market Affirmations

NGL prices have been strong, but traders are less optimistic about ethane.

Transaction Update

It’s Not FERC’s Fault

MLPs aren’t dying, but simplified structures make more sense for some.

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