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Friday, 06/14/2013

(Platts Gas Daily – June 11, 2013) Production seen flat or rising this year and next

Rig counts are hovering near 14-year lows. Wellhead prices are having a hard time holding above $4/MMBtu. And traditional gas drillers are increasingly shifting toward basins rich in oil and liquids.

Yet many analysts see overall dry gas production levels holding steady this year and next, perhaps even rising modestly, driven by a confluenceof factors both upstream and midstream, according to a Platts analysis.

Among those...

Friday, 05/31/2013

(Midstream Business – May 2013) Fractionation Projects Abound (By Jennifer Postel)

As natural gas liquid (NGL) production in the Northeast ramps up, the Texas Gulf Coast—thanks to the Mont Belvieu hub—still remains the king of the gas liquids market.

The U.S. Gulf Coast remains dominant in the race for fractionation capacity, even with natural gas liquid (NGL) production increasing in the Northeast. As NGL production intensifies, a host of new...

Friday, 05/31/2013

(Midstream Business – April 2013) The State Of ECHO (By Jennifer Postel)

As it nears completion, Enterprise Products Partners’ Houston ECHO terminal is expected to link the growing North American oil supply—causing an unprecedented glut at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub—with Gulf Coast refineries. But as storage dwindles at the country’s most popular hub, where does the project stand today?...

Tuesday, 05/28/2013

(Knvoel - May 24, 2013) Next Big Boom Coming Up Bust?

Friday, 05/24/2013

Trains Leave Kinder Morgan Pipeline in Lurch (Wall Street Journal – by Ben LeFebvre)

Growing Use of Railroads to Ferry Crude Leads to Cool Reception for $2 Billion Project

A $2 billion pipeline project intended to ship oil from West Texas's booming oil fields to California has failed to pique the interest of several big refiners in the Golden State. The culprit: the growing popularity of railroads.