A tugboat inches a tanker toward its dock at Corpus Christi, Texas, to take on a load of American crude oil. Source: Port of Corpus Christi

Four Export Challenges To Watch

Important trends could buffet the growing U.S. export market.

Jeff Lee, Contributor

Frac Spread: Prices Rise But Margins Are Squeezed

Frac Spread: Prices Rise But Margins Are Squeezed

Soaring natural gas prices outpace increases in NGL; crude’s decline is linked to trader worries about an economic slowdown.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Midstream Connect: Bernadette Johnson Of Drillinginfo

Midstream Connect: Bernadette Johnson Of Drillinginfo

Getting molecules to market is key, Johnson tells Hart Energy’s Steve Toon.

Hart Energy Staff

Frac Spread: NGL Margins Enduring Tight Squeeze

Frac Spread: NGL Margins Enduring Tight Squeeze

Natural gas prices ramp up as NGL prices slide.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Frac Spread: Like The Season, Expect Propane Prices To Fall

Frac Spread: Like The Season, Expect Propane Prices To Fall

High inventories and rising natural gas prices are pressuring NGL prices and margins.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Net Exporter Status Could Be In America’s Future

Net Exporter Status Could Be In America’s Future

A Stratas Advisors director told Midstream Finance conference attendees that the latest look into the crystal ball of five-year outlook has U.S. supply growth positioning the country to become a net crude exporter.

Erin Pedigo, Hart Energy

Midstream Finance: Control The Narrative When Pursuing Investors For Buildout

Midstream Finance: Control The Narrative When Pursuing Investors For Buildout

Remember this when going public: It’s a clean slate and what transpired as a private company no longer matters.

Terrance Harris, Hart Energy

Energy Exports: Have Product, Will Travel

Energy Exports: Have Product, Will Travel

An abundance of supply and a superior refining sector have positioned the U.S. well in the global energy trade. But threats to export success, both foreign and domestic, loom.

Joseph Markman, Hart Energy

Kenny Feng: Capital Efficiency Remains Key For Midstream Sector

Alerian’s Kenny Feng: Capital Efficiency Remains Key For Midstream Sector

As U.S. midstream companies look to build infrastructure to deal with growing global demand, there will be a need to lure non-traditional investors to the table.

Terrance Harris, Hart Energy

HEADLINES: US Production, Export Milestones; Hess, COP To Up Oil Output 

Plus, Australia finally tops world LNG stage, a new offshore exploration lawsuit emerges in the U.S. and 25 Influential Women in Energy announced.

Jessica Morales

Poland's PGNiG Receives Spot U.S. LNG Delivery

Polish gas company PGNiG is set to receive a spot cargo of U.S. LNG on Dec. 13 as part of plans to reduce its reliance on Russian imports and to become a bigger player in the LNG market.

Reuters

Total Sells 4% Of Ichthys LNG Project For $1.6 Billion

Total remains committed to the Australian Ichthys LNG project and the French company would be holding on to its remaining 26% stake in Ichthys, says a company exec.

Reuters

What’s Affecting Gas Prices? (Week Of Dec. 11, 2018)

It’s beginning to look a lot like a tight natural market everywhere you analyze, says Stratas Advisors.

Stratas Advisors

First Commissioning Cargo Departs Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Facility

Departure marks the first export of LNG from Texas.

India’s Petronet Looking For Long-Term Deal To Buy US LNG

The deal could be as long as 10 years and include buying a stake in a U.S. project.

Reuters

Williams Receives FERC Approval For Gateway Project

Expansion of Transco gas pipeline will help meet growing demand from Northeast markets.

Carlyle Group Names Manager For US Crude Export Terminal Project

Lone Star Ports LLC will lead development and operation of a Carlyle Group-backed crude export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, that can fully load supertankers, according to a statement from the project leaders on Dec. 14.

Reuters

Bulgaria Plans First Steps Towards Natural Gas Trading Bourse

Bulgaria plans to set up a state-owned company by the end of the year to operate a natural gas bourse, with liquidity secured through an agreement with Austria’s natural gas trading hub, its energy minister said on Dec. 14.

Reuters

Norway Postpones Decision On Arctic Oil Terminal

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Dec. 14.

Reuters

Mountain Valley Pipeline Project 70% Complete By Year-End

The project targets full in-service for 2019 and reiterates its $4.6 billion cost estimate.

Privcap Game Change: Oil, Infrastructure Still A Wise Investment

The predicted growth of electric vehicles will certainly hurt oil demand but that shift won’t be felt for another 15 to 20 years, which is more than enough time for investors to make money.

Terrance Harris, Hart Energy

North Dakota Oil Prices Set To Weaken Further Amid Pipe, Rail Constraints

Takeaway capacity cannot keep up with rising production and rail loadings will likely diminish in the winter.

Reuters

Waste Management Energy Services Opens Solids, Liquids Injection Disposal Facility In West Texas

Waste Management Energy Services of Texas, LLC, an in-direct subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), announced On Oct. 11 that its new Reeves County Solids and Liquids Injection Facility, designed for the safe disposal of oilfield wastes, is now fully operational.

Reuters

Cenovus Signs Crude-By-Rail Transport Deals To US Gulf Coast

The deals come as the discount on Canadian heavy oil has spread to $42, its widest point on record, as rising production from Alberta's oil sands has run up against full pipelines, leading to swelling volumes in storage.

Reuters

Philadelphia-Area Crude Rail Terminal Reawakened By Discounted Crude

Bakken crude resumes its flow after three years.

Reuters

Report: Diesel Fuel Will Still Drive Commercial Vehicles For Years

The anticipated increases in fuel economy will keep diesel competitive with electric and other renewable sources.

Terrance Harris, Hart Energy

Vista Commences Crude Transloading Operations With JupiterMLP

Leveraging Pecos terminal to help alleviate Permian Basin crude takeaway constraints.

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