The summit of Mount Fuji looms in the distance just above the Tokyo skyline and the city's busy port. Japan is a major customer for U.S. energy exports. (Source: Shutterstock/BNK Maritime)
As 2018 draws to a close, the U.S. is exporting an ever-larger percentage of its crude oil, natural gas and petroleum product output. More infrastructure—docks, terminals, liquefaction plants, gas storage, rail sidings, etc.—are needed to handle the tankers and pipelines used to transport these swelling volumes.
Midstream Business profiles here some of the key exporter players, five traders and five operators, whose business spans the globe. International trade takes a large chunk of their market.