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In the News

  • DAPL Ruling Is A Catalyst For Pipeline Constraints In U.S. Oil Market
    The energy sector is a highly competitive, dog-eat-dog business. The fallout from a new judicial order compelling the closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) shows how one company’s loss can often be the catalyst for another company’s gain.
  • After Berkshire Deal, Pool of Large-Scale Midstream Investors Shrinks
    Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s $9.7 billion acquisition of Dominion Energy Inc.’s natural gas transmission and storage business may indicate investor interest in that part of the midstream sector, but some analysts said opportunities for future large-scale asset M&A remain limited.
  • Party Like It Is 2002 – Berkshire Is Back For Midstream M&A
    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) put a portion of their ~$140 billion war chest of available cash to work over the weekend with the announced acquisition of Dominion Energy’s (D) gas transmission and storage business for a $9.7 billion (sale price includes assumed debt). Assets sold under the agreement include the company’s ownership interests in Dominion ...
  • Chesapeake Sues FERC Over Pipeline Contracts
    Chesapeake Energy has sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to keep two pipeline companies from interfering in its Chapter 11 reorganization, Kallanish Energy reports.
  • Chesapeake Asks to Cancel Pipeline Contracts, Sets Drilling Cuts
    Chesapeake Energy Corp on Monday sought bankruptcy court approval to cancel $311 million in pipeline contracts, setting up a battle with U.S. regulators and operators including Energy Transfer LP, according to court filings.
  • Chesapeake Energy’s Bankruptcy Delivers Hit to Reeling Pipeline, Service Firms
    Chesapeake Energy Corp’s bankruptcy will pile more pain onto leading energy service and pipeline companies whose revenues were already being slammed during the latest collapse in oil prices, according to energy analysts and corporate filings.
  • East Daley Capital Launches New Solution to Channel Check Midstream Energy Companies
    East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc., the premier midstream energy data and insights company, launched its Capital Markets solution comprised of industry-leading financial models and reports that are now paired with its asset-level, data-driven Company Dashboards, Board Reports, Company Blueprints, and Roadmaps that channel check companies in the midstream energy market. Channel checking the midstream sector ...
  • Northeast Pipes Struggle in Radically Altered Market
    Sponsors of two long­ delayed Appalachian gas projects -Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) ­­are inching forward, armored by a conviction that their combined 3.5 billion cubic feet per day of capacity will find a ready market in the Southeast.
  • Well Declines, COVID-19 Could Disrupt Gathering, Processing Tailwinds
    While some oil and gas drillers are detailing plans to reverse production shut-ins amid stabilizing crude prices, North American midstream companies with gathering and processing operations are not necessarily out of the woods yet.
  • Coronavirus will Create New Opportunities in the Midstream Sector
    The oil and gas industry confronts an extraordinary set of challenges navigating the fallout of the COVID-19 virus. There is no comparable benchmark for the crisis at hand, and no roadmap to consult for managing during a global pandemic.

Data Insights

  • May 12, 2017
    Bridges of Permian Country: In anticipation of growing crude production in the permian, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) decided to expand their JV, BridgeTex Pipeline, from 300Mb/d to 400 Mb/d without any additional committed volumes. (Tickers: MMP, PAA)……..  PRB’s Heritage Blend: Last week Heritage Midstream announced the acquisition of essentially all of ...
  • May 5, 2017
    Good Morning…Morning…Morning: Enable Midstream (ENBL) plans to ship rich gas volumes produced in the SCOOP/STACK plays south to ETP’s Godley Plant in the Barnett for processing…… Tell Me How to Think About That: As noted in East Daley’s Q1 paper Dirty Little Secrets, Enable Gas Transmission (EGT) has kicked off a large round of pipeline contracts ...
  • April 28, 2017
    Anadarko Colorado Impact: Anadarko Petroleum (APC) plans to shut- in 3,000 wells in the DJ Basin in response to a house fire that was within 200 feet of a well, which may have been the cause of the house fire that occurred on April 17th. APC’s decision to shut-in vertical production will reduce approximately 35 MMcf/d ...
  • April 21, 2017
    WPZ’s SuperNova: Williams Partners (WPZ) has agreed to sell its 88.46% stake in Williams Olefins, LLC to Nova Chemicals for $2.1 billion in cash. (Ticker: WPZ)……… Make Hay While the Sun Shines: Kinder Morgan (KMI) disclosed during their 1Q17 quarterly call they signed a new customer that plans to drill on the Kinderhawk system in the Haynesville. (Ticker: ...
  • April 14, 2017
    Rockies Express Doing Exactly What their Name Says: Rockies Express (REX) has contracted over 0.5 Bcf/d of short-term marketing contracts in March and April as market dynamics are forcing more Rockies gas to flow east into the Midwest……… DAPL Flexes Its Scale: Dakota Access Pipeline filed their initial tariff rates this week giving better insight on their competitive ...
  • April 7, 2017
    Waha Facts are the Facts, are the Facts?: The fact that Waha cash basis has weakened to ($0.30) behind Henry Hub so far in April signals that gas production is growing in the Permian…… Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) announced two projects this week to transport and store ethylene on ...
  • March 31, 2017
    Pour Some Color On Me – Hess Midstream Partners (HESM) is going public this week after reporting adjusted EBITDA of $6.25 million during FY2016. The company is backed by 7-year MVCs for most of its assets, including the Tioga Gas Plant, and has additional dropdown potential. (Ticker: HESM)…….  Natural Gas Market Getting Tighter? Not So Fast ...
  • March 24, 2017
    KMI’s New Pipeline Got You Excited? Here’s Some Cold Water – Kinder Morgan announced this week a non-binding open season to build a 1.7 Bcf/d greenfield pipeline from Waha hub in the Permian to Agua Dulce in the Eagle Ford. On the surface the project appears viable, however, looking deeper into the production fundamentals throws ...
  • March 10, 2017
    One if by Land, Two if by Sea – At Enterprise’s 2017 Analyst Day, EPD provided new details on the proposed Centennial Pipeline conversion. (Tickers: EPD, MPC, SXL)..…….. Producers Staying Tru(deau) To Their Commitments – KMI announced this week that is has increased its cost estimate of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from $6.8B CAD to ...
  • March 3, 2017
    Soooo you’re saying there’s Another Pipeline Being Planned from the SCOOP/STACK? – On their Q4 2016 earnings call, ONEOK (OKS) announced that it was in talks with producers to build a 1.4 Bcf/day pipeline from the SCOOP/STACK area to Bennington Hub in SE Oklahoma. ONEOK’s pipeline will deliver volumes to Bennington, allowing producers to contract ...