Viewing The Important Interplay Of Foreign Policy, Energy Markets

Viewing The Important Interplay Of Foreign Policy, Energy Markets

A former special assistant in the Bush administration and deputy national security adviser explains why foreign policy and energy must be seen through two lenses.

Len Vermillion, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: At MUM, The Word Was Optimism

Frac Spread: At MUM, The Word Was Optimism

Supply will rise but the key in the NGL sector will be demand from export markets.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

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Crestwood’s Phillips: Marcellus-Utica Growth Depends On ‘Getting Projects Out’

Crestwood Equity Partners CEO Robert Phillips opened the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference by touting the regions tremendous natural gas potential as well as its regulatory and stability challenges.

Len Vermillion, Hart Energy

LNG Growth Hinges On Search For Markets

LNG Growth Hinges On Search For Markets

Supply is now a given, but diversifying the demand base remains a puzzle.

Gregory DL Morris, Contributor

Frac Spread: NGL At Sea, Coming And Going

Frac Spread: NGL At Sea, Coming And Going

Ethane heads to Mexico while propane arrives in New England; winter chill lifts natural gas prices higher.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Country’s Frozen, But Gas Prices Are On The Move

Frac Spread: Country’s Frozen, But Gas Prices Are On The Move

Cold weather and inventory draws spur fluctuations in natural gas prices.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Low Temps Lead To Higher Ethane Prices

Frac Spread: Low Temps Lead To Higher Ethane Prices

Ethane's leap is countered by a sharp drop by butane and slips in price from other NGL.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Extreme Weather Will Test Ability To Meet Demand

Extreme Weather Will Test Ability To Meet Demand

Markets so far have responded to the vast production from U.S. unconventional plays as gas demand sets a record from the weather, the shift to gas-fueled power plants and increased exports of LNG.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

OPEC’s Moves To Determine Fate Of Oil Markets In 2018

After a volatile 2017, oil markets turn towards 2018 and the topics that will dominate the next 12 months.

Ashley Petersen, Stratas Advisors

US Forges Ahead On Oil, Gas Exports Pledge

The country’s exports have been propelled by a boom in oil and natural gas production.

Anjli Raval, Financial Times

Venezuela Says Launch Of 'Petro' Cryptocurrency Raised $735 Million

Petro cryptocurrency raises doubts and US hints that it might violate sanctions.

Reuters

The Interview: Randy Lentz of Medallion Midstream On How To Change With The Times

The Permian Basin is at the epicenter of the shale boom, offering midstream operators such as Medallion significant growth opportunities.

Paul Hart, Hart Energy

OPEC’s January Compliance With Oil Reduction Pact Reaches 133%

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said compliance last year stood at 107% and that OPEC and non-OPEC producers would hold a technical meeting in June.

Reuters

Spending Bill Expands Carbon Tax Credit, Boosting Oil Producers

Budget deal triples the tax credit for injecting carbon dioxide to bolster crude output.

Reuters

Pipeline Operator Enbridge’s Profit Beats Estimates

The company’s U.S.-listed shares were up 4.2%t at $36 before the bell.

Reuters

Frac Spread: The Bombogenesis Impact On Gas, NGL Markets

Benchmark prices for natural gas weather huge demand with reliance on vast production from U.S. unconventional plays.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Propane Primed For A Bounce

Propane’s prices drop again, but lower inventory and better export arbitrages will likely send it higher in early 2018.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Baby, It’s Not Cold Enough Outside

Natural gas futures for first-half 2018 plunge as anticipated lower temperatures fail to materialize.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: More Questions About EIA Data?

Ethane price takes a hit at both hubs as analysts express doubt about the EIA's production figures.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Editor's Note

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Frac Spread charts are listed below but our analysis has been delayed.

A Bright, Shiny Quarter

The third-quarter price of the hypothetical NGL barrel averaged almost 50% higher than the same period last year, with movement in September resembling the tip of a chartable hockey stick that provided the increase.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Natgas Producer EQT To Spin Off Midstream Operations Amid Investor Pressure

Midstream entity will become the third-largest gas gathering hub in U.S. after spin-off.

Reuters

Expert: On Price, Renewables Can Compete With Gas

Utilities are moving toward an energy mix that includes wind, solar and gas but market share will likely be competitive, say panelists at ADI Forum.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Egyptian Firm To Buy $15 Billion Of Israeli Natural Gas

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called it the most significant export deal with Egypt since the neighbors signed their historic peace treaty in 1979.

Reuters

After Gas Is Fetched, ETP's Rover Can Carry It Across Wide Swath Of US

Energy Transfer executive describes new Rover pipeline that is ‘a bullet line over to the market.’

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Trump Nominee For Key Post Says He Would Oppose Russia Pipeline

State Department nominee advocates other ways to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Reuters

TransCanada Advances $2.4 Billion Expansion To Increase Market Access For WCSB Supply

TransCanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP) will move forward with a $2.4 billion expansion of its NGTL system, the company said on Feb. 15.

Cardinal Midstream To Develop Gas Gathering System For Oklahoma’s Scoop/Stack/Merge

Cardinal’s initial Iron Horse System will span Canadian, Grady, Caddo and McClain counties.

Commissioning Underway For ExxonMobil's Ethane Cracker In Baytown, Texas

New plant will increase ethylene capacity by 1.5 million tons per year; startup expected in second quarter.

Reuters

Targa Resources Unveils Executive Leadership Promotions; Appoints President, CFO

Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP) has named a new president, CFO and other executive promotions, the company’s board of directors said on Feb. 1.

Qatari Condensate Prices Rally On Asia Demand, Tight Supply

Iran and Malaysia have cut back on supplies of the light oil.

Reuters

Honeywell To Provide Third Cryogenic Gas Processing Plant To Brazos Midstream

Plant is designed for the unique gas composition in the Permian Basin.

Kinder Morgan Begins Operation Of Utopia Pipeline System

Utopia is now moving ethane from Ohio to Ontario.

Enterprise, Navigator Gas To Build Gulf Coast Ethylene Export Terminal

The new ethylene export terminal will support growing production of ethylene on the U.S. Gulf Coast by providing access to international markets, says A.J. “Jim” Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner.

Business Wire

ExxonMobil Plans Major US Investments Due To Tax Reform, CEO Says

"The recent changes to the U.S. corporate tax rate coupled with smarter regulation create an environment for future capital investments," ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods said in a blog post on Jan. 29.

Reuters

Alberta Crude Pipeline Projects Press Ahead; Local Firm Plans Propane Plant

Pipeline construction struggles continue but other midstream and downstream projects in Western Canada move forward.

Gregory DL Morris, Contributor

Inter Pipeline To Build $2.7 Billion Alberta Petrochemical Plant

Canadian company is taking advantage of provincial subsidies and expects to benefit from strong polypropylene prices.

Reuters

Venezuela Arrests Head Of US Refiner Citgo In Graft Sweep

Arrest of acting president of Citgo part of the country’s corruption purge.

Reuters

Lotte Chemical Sees Petchem Market ‘Stable To Firm’ To 2020

South Korean petrochemical giant seeks to diversify its feedstock to help it cut costs.

Reuters

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