Midstream Business | November 2015 | Volume 5 | Issue 10
Table of Contents
05 | Editor’s Note
Introducing the Midstream Business Excellence Awards honoring the best in the midstream sector.
07 | Finance Matters
MLPs may face “evolution … or extinction.”
09 | NGL Frac Spread
The current supply-demand dynamics cannot support a sustained price rally for propane.
11 | Alerian Index
MLP investors learned some lessons during the last financial crisis.
13 | Transaction Line
Commodity price woes may have infected midstream stocks, but the sector will rise again.
15 | Midstream Facts And Figures
Gas surpluses are building causing NGL prices to weaken.
17 | News Flow
Members of Congress say the industry should be willing to compromise to get key legislation passed.
78 | Industry Briefs
Kinder Morgan signs more customers for its proposed Pennsylvania-to-New England pipeline project.
81 | Events Calendar
Your guide to midstream conferences.
Topics of Highlight
28 | Supply Vs. Demand
Storage has never been more important or as troublesome to the industry.
42 | A Turnkey Operator
Rick Wilkerson is president and CEO of Velocity Midstream Partners LLC.
49 | Investors, Know This
Raymond James built its banking business on a foundation of a strong research group, rigorous standards and development of healthy relationships with management teams.
56 | Watering The Grass Roots
How to develop a public affairs strategy for your pipeline project.
61 | Analyzing Analyzers:
Metrology In Gas Pipelines Natural gas companies turn to standard traceability to end disputes on H2S measurements.
64 | Reducing Pipeline Project Costs
A new survey identifi es the main factors affecting pipeline project costs. Next, how to develop measures to reduce those costs.
69 | Valuing Leak Detection Strategy
Leak detection systems vary in approach but offer pipeline operators cost savings.
75 | Giving Thanks For Fossil Fuels
This pro-industry advocate says we owe the energy industry an apology—and the freedom to