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  • Why Sunoco Logistics Has the Lowest Profit Margins
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sunoco Logistics Has the Lowest Profit Margins

    Sunoco Logistics has the lowest profit margin and ROE among its peers. Its profit margin and ROE of 1.6% and 1.7%, respectively, are well below the group average.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • 4 Methods of Investing in MLPs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    4 Methods of Investing in MLPs

    There are four methods of investing in MLPs. The MLP funds’ market cap reached $54 billion as of April 30, 2014. The number of MLP-focused funds reached 49.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 2: Geography of the Permian Basin
    Energy & Utilities

    Introduction to the Permian Basin — Part 2: Geography of the Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin is one of the US’s primary drivers of oil production growth. Market Realist provides an overview of this prolific hydrocarbon asset with a primer piece: “Introduction to the Permian Basin”.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • An investor’s guide to Spectra Energy Corp. and its earnings
    Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to Spectra Energy Corp. and its earnings

    Spectra Energy Corp. (SE), headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns and operates a large and diversified portfolio of natural gas–related assets in North America.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Overview: ONEOK Partners and its 3 operating segments
    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: ONEOK Partners and its 3 operating segments

    ONEOK Partners (OKS) is a master limited partnership (or MLP) engaged in gathering, processing, storing, and transporting natural gas and natural gas liquids (or NGLs) in the U.S.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparison of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes

    ETFs (exchange-traded funds) have stock-like characteristics, while ETNs (exchange-traded notes) possess bond-like traits.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened 50% lower in yesterday’s early trading on the rumor that the company is working with advisors to pursue bankruptcy.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • MLPs: How They Operate in the Midstream Energy Industry
    Company & Industry Overviews

    MLPs: How They Operate in the Midstream Energy Industry

    Most MLPs operate in the midstream energy industry. They’re mainly involved in gathering, processing, storing, and transporting energy commodities.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to MLPX and its holdings, like Spectra Energy

    The Global X MLP & Infrastructure ETF (MLPX) tracks the Solactive MLP & Energy Infrastructure Index. The index consists of midstream energy infrastructure MLPs and corporations.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hurricane Harvey Impacted Energy MLPs

    Hurricane Harvey hit the US Gulf Coast last week. The US Gulf Coast is a major destination for US refineries and energy infrastructure.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Wall Street Analysts Say About ETP in 2015?

    About 57% of analysts rate Energy Transfer Partners as “buy,” and ~43% rate it as “hold.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Buckeye Partners Is Outperforming Its Peers in 2017

    In this series, we’ll do a comparative analysis of four MLPs that provide crude oil and refined products transportation and terminaling services.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    What Boardwalk Pipeline’s Valuation Indicates ahead of 3Q Results

    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has risen 30.3% since the beginning of 2016. At the same time, the Alerian MLP ETF has risen 4.0%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Treasury, MLP Yield Spread Fell Last Week

    Generally, MLP yields move in the same direction as Treasury yields in the long term. MLP yields trade at a spread over Treasuries.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    Broader Market Might Have Limited the Upside in Energy ETFs

    US crude oil February futures rose 5.6% in the trailing week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Correlations between Energy ETFs and the Broader Market’s Moves

    In the seven calendar days to February 8, 2018, OIH, XOP, XLE, and AMLP fell 13.6%, 12.7%, 11.8%, and 8.2%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    What Oil’s Rising Contango Tells Traders

    On May 9, 2017, June 2017 crude oil futures were trading at a discount of $2.4 to June 2018 futures contracts—the highest discount since March 22, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    10-Year Treasury-MLP Yield Spread Rose: Here’s Why

    The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) was trading at a yield of 8.9% at the end of the week ending July 1, 2016.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Institutions Played Kinder Morgan in Q4 2018

    The Vanguard Group was the top institutional investor in midstream C corporation Kinder Morgan (KMI) during the fourth quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has NuStar Energy’s Stock Performed So Far in 2016?

    NuStar Energy (NS) has gained 25.9% YTD (year-to-date) despite touching multiyear lows in the beginning of 2016.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why some MLPs are benefitting from increased propane exports

    Significantly higher rates of propane exports have helped to boost propane prices—and the margins of some MLP names.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside the MLP Yield Spread and 10-Year Treasury Yields: Key Investor Data

    The Alerian MLP ETF was trading at a yield of 11.4% at the end of the week ending March 25, 2016. The yield rose from 10.7% at the end of the previous week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Energy Transfer Partners’ enterprise value is encouraging

    Energy Transfer Partners’ enterprise value more than quadrupled between 2007 and 3Q14.

    By Manas Chowgule, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Rice Midstream’s Stock Has Performed So Far in 2016

    Rice Midstream Partners, Rice Energy’s natural gas and water service, has gained 45.6% YTD, despite touching multiyear lows early in 2016.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Why Cheniere Energy Is Weak ahead of 2Q17 Earnings

    Cheniere Energy (LNG) had a weak month in July. It fell a huge 7.2%, and the weakness continues in August.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Dragged Down MLPs Last Week?

    MLP sluggishness continued last week. The Alerian MLP Index, which tracks the performance of 50 energy infrastructure MLPs, ended the week 4.4% lower.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Outlook for Plains All American Pipeline: 4Q15 and Beyond

    Plains All American Pipeline has revised its mid-point EBITDA guidance for full year 2015 to $2.2 billion, 3% below the $2.3 billion guidance it had previously provided.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Dominion Midstream Underperforming the MLP Sector in 2016?

    About 64% of the analysts surveyed have rated Dominion Midstream Partners (DM) a “buy,” 27% have rated it a “hold,” and 9% of the surveyed analysts have rated DM a “sell.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Energy Transfer Partners’ Key Segments to Watch in 1Q15

    The Liquids Transportation and Storage segment was Energy Transfer Partners’ best performing segment in the last quarter.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: An introduction to Buckeye Partners

    Buckeye Partners L.P. (BPL) is a master limited partnership operating in the midstream oil and gas industry in the United States.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Transfer Stock Is at a 52-Week Low

    Energy Transfer (ET) stock continues to trade weak. The stock hit a new 52-week low of $12.75 on December 18.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Why Watch Kinder Morgan’s Commodity Price Exposure in 2Q15?

    Kinder Morgan operates like a toll road or fee-based business with limited commodity price exposure. About 85% of KMI’s 2015 budgeted EBDA is fee-based, and 94% is fee-based or hedged.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EPD’s Crude Oil Pipeline Has Been Increasing since 2010

    The operating margin of EPD’s crude oil pipeline segment has been increasing since 2010 due to increases in volume, average tariffs, and other fees.

    By Victor Cheng
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    Miscellaneous

    Energy ETFs Could Be More Aligned to Equity Markets than Oil

    In the trailing week, OIH rose 0.5%—the only energy ETF on our list that closed in the green. US crude oil futures rose 2.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Why Sunoco Logistics Revised Its 2015 Capital Expenditure Targets

    Sunoco Logistics (SXL) will share the proportionate capital expenditure in the Bakken Pipeline project. This led SXL to revise its capital expenditure for 2015.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why debt is now a less attractive financing source for master limited partnerships

    Master limited partnerships rely highly on external capital to fund growth Master limited partnerships or MLPs are specially structured entities that must pay out most of the cash they generate to unitholders. So MLPs rely especially on external funding sources (as opposed to internally generated cash) to execute growth projects and acquisitions. Because of this […]

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Will 1Q18 Earnings Support Enterprise Products Partners Stock?

    So far, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) stock has risen ~1% in 2018. The stock has outperformed the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP).

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Targa Resources Partners: Top Midstream Loser on July 30

    Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) was the top loser among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Thursday, July 30. It fell 4.13% yesterday.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    How Buckeye Partners Plans to Finance the VTTI Acquisition

    Buckeye Partners’ public offering Buckeye Partners (BPL) plans to finance its VTTI deal with an equity offering. In a press release published on October 24, the partnership announced a public offering of 7.8 million common units. The offering units are priced at $66.05 per unit. BPL’s share closed at $70.60 on the day of the […]

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How US Oil Production Impacts MLPs

    Oil production in the US has increased drastically due to new technologies and the application of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

    By Victor Cheng
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    Miscellaneous

    Distribution Yield Might Fall for MarkWest Unitholders

    Currently, MarkWest Energy and MPLX trade at distribution yields of 5.33% and 2.95%, respectively—compared to pre-merger announcement yields.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors can expect synergies from the combined assets

    ETP’s interest in Sunoco Logistics (SXL) gives ETE acccess to SXL’s geographically diverse portfolio of complementary pipeline, terminalling, and acquisition and marketing assets.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Oil and Equity Indexes Diverging?

    Last week, the S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IVOO), the S&P 500 (SPY), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) fell 5.2%, 4.6%, and 4.5%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    MLPs Continue to Slip after Weak April 2017

    MLPs saw a huge decline in prices during the first week of May driven by the sharp decline in crude oil prices.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Evaluating MLPs Performance – Distribution Growth and DCF

    Distribution growth is the cornerstone of MLP investing because it provides a hedge against inflation. Its preserves the investment’s purchasing power.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    Energy ETFs: What Drove Their Performances?

    Among the top energy ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) had the highest correlation of 70.4% with US crude oil in the trailing month to June 9, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key for Investors: Will Propane Prices Rise?

    In its “Weekly Petroleum Status Report” released on October 21, the EIA stated that residential propane prices averaged just under ~$1.90 per gallon.

    By Manu Milan
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Atlas Pipeline’s first quarter earnings analysis

    Atlas Pipeline Partners (APL) released its financial information for 1Q14 on May 5, 2014.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Financials

    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners: 2014 guidance and 2013 results

    On February 10, 2014, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) announced 4Q13 and FY2013 results. The company reported 4Q13 adjusted EBITDA of $129.6 million.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Enterprise Products Is Expected to Increase Distributions in 2015

    Enterprise Products trades at a distribution yield of ~4.9%. One of the reasons for EPD’s relatively lower distribution yield might be its distribution coverage ratio.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Energy Transfer a Good Bargain?

    Energy Transfer looks relatively expensive compared to its peers. Energy Transfer is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple close to 11x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Drive Energy ETFs?

    Among the energy ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) had the highest correlation with US oil (UCO) (USO) prices at 78.7% between May 11 and May 18, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why price differential and rail competition challenge Bakken

    Although pipelines are the cost-effective way to transport crude oil, they require huge initial investment and are often impeded by regulations from the government agencies.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Thoughts on Vanguard Natural Resources?

    Considering its high leverage and unhedged volumes, Vanguard Natural Resources’ short-term outlook seems bleak.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    How will Chesapeake’s recent asset sales affect the company?

    Chesapeake also is seeking strategic alternatives for its oilfield services business. The announcement of these divestitures is likely positive for Chesapeake in the long term.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Spectra Energy sees volume gains and losses

    Spectra Energy’s Western Canada segment saw volume increase ~20% in 2014 over the previous year. In 4Q14, volume increased 14% over 3Q14.

    By Alex Chamberlin
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Genesis Energy and Buckeye Partners rely on Eagle Ford and the Permian

    Genesis Energy L.P. (GEL) is a master limited partnership (or MLP) that operates in the midstream segment of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why MLPs Didn’t Participate in Crude Oil’s Rally Last Week

    US crude oil rose 3.2% last week and ended the week at a 28-month high of $55.6 per barrel. However, MLPs didn’t participate in crude oil’s rally.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Targa Resources’ segment operating margins changed in 1Q14

    In 2013, the company processed an average of 780.1 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and produced an average of 91.9 thousand barrels per day of NGLs.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Cushing inventories increase for the third week in a row

    Cushing, Oklahoma, is the delivery point for NYMEX crude futures contracts. It’s where a lot of supply sources of crude meet a lot of demand sources for that crude.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Energy Transfer Stock Is Placed for the Future

    After sailing through rough seas for the past few years, Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) seems to have attractive prospects going forward.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Energy Transfer Partners: Sharp Decline in Crude Oil Prices

    The one-year correlation coefficient between Energy Transfer Equity and crude oil was 0.49 as of July 11.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cushing inventories continue to trend higher

    As new pipelines helped drain crude from Cushing inventories—mostly in the latter part of 2014—new pipelines also brought more crude to replenish them.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Was Greater Propane Demand Unable to Push Prices?

    US residential propane demand is 1.5 MMbpd for the week ended December 4. This was 0.24 MMbpd more than the demand in the week ended November 27.

    By Manu Milan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should You Include Tesoro Logistics in Your Portfolio?

    Of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 80% rated Tesoro Logistics as a “buy,” and 20% rated it as a “hold.” No analysts rated it as a “sell.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key effect: How refiner activity affected Cushing inventories

    Increase in crude inventories is likely the result of declining refinery input demand—which decreased by 525,000 bpd—as refineries enter seasonal maintenance to prepare for the upcoming winter.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Sunoco Logistics has significant plans for the Permian Basin

    Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) is a master limited partnership (or MLP). Its Crude Oil Pipelines segment transport 4,900 miles of crude oil, primarily in Oklahoma and Texas.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Williams Companies’ Price Forecast amid Uncertainty

    Williams Companies’ implied volatility Williams Companies’ (WMB) 30-day implied volatility was 22.8% as of June 14, 2017. Peers Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), ONEOK (OKE), and Kinder Morgan (KMI) had implied volatility of 32.5%, 22.6%, and 20.1%, respectively, as of June 14. In comparison, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) has implied volatility of 17.5%. Williams Companies’ […]

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    MLPs Are Still a Top Income Investment Option

    Yields for MLPs have come down in recent quarters, driven by the slight recovery of investor confidence in the energy sector.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: The BPL segments that source from liquid-rich areas

    Traditionally, the Merchant Services segment provides wholesale distributor service of refined petroleum products in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Recent Institutional Activity in Cheniere Energy

    Carl Icahn’s Icahn Associates continues to be the biggest institutional shareholder of the energy company even after offloading a big chunk in the second quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Sunoco Logistics’ 1Q14 earnings

    Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. (SXL) released its financial information for 1Q14 on May 6, 2014.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dominion Midstream: Top Midstream Loser on Friday, July 24

    Dominion Midstream Partners (DM) was the top loser among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Friday, July 24. It fell 3.05%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why this week’s winter storms could help propane companies

    Propane names such as AmeriGas and Suburban Propane could be helped by this week’s winter storms.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Energy & Utilities

    Cheniere Energy Is up ~5% since 1Q18 Earnings: What’s Next?

    Cheniere Energy (LNG) has been rallying since its 1Q18 earnings announcement on May 4. The US LNG exporter is up over 5% since then.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    What Does the Shift in the Natural Gas Futures Spread Indicate?

    On April 5, 2017, active natural gas (UNG) (FCG) (BOIL) (GASL) futures were trading at a premium of $0.33 to futures contracts 12 months forward.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the Eagle Ford is a major focus for Pioneer Resources in 2014

    Pioneer kicked off full development in the Eagle Ford after signing a joint venture agreement with Reliance Industries (RIL) in June, 2010.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why ONEOK Might Continue to Outperform the Sector

    ONEOK (OKE) has seen a strong rally from its 2016 lows resulting in strong returns over the past seven years.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors should understand EPD’s segment performance

    Onshore Natural Gas Pipelines & Services’ operating profit declined to $195.4 million in 3Q14—compared to $213.4 million recorded last year.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil Contango: What It Means for Investors

    On April 11, 2017, May 2017 crude oil (DBO) (OIIL) (USL) futures were trading at a discount of $1.15 to May 2018 futures contracts.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why rising frac spreads are benefitting select MLP names

    Last week, frac spreads traded up slightly, and over the medium term, frac spreads are up significantly. This is a positive catalyst for natural gas processors.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil’s Contango: Supply–Demand Fears Could Impact the Market

    On October 3, 2017, US crude oil (USL) (OIIL) November 2018 futures settled $0.33 higher than the November 2017 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Traders Confident about the Oil Supply-Demand Balance?

    Between December 29, 2017, and January 8, 2018, the premium and the oil prices rose. The market expects a tightening supply-demand balance for oil in 2018.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Energy Transfer’s Strong Growth Continued in Q4 2018

    Energy Transfer (ET) released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings yesterday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did XOP Outperform Other Energy ETFs?

    On August 4, 2016, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) active futures contracts closed at $41.93. They rose by 2.7% on August 4 compared to the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Supply Fears Returning to the Oil Market?

    On December 5, 2017, the January 2018 futures contract for US crude oil settled at a premium of $2.5 to January 2019 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Upstream MLPs: Negatively Affected by Yesterday’s Crude Oil Fall

    On June 29, crude oil futures fell more than $1 per barrel due to fears of a Greek default. The United States Oil Fund (USO) fell 2.4% yesterday.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Before you invest in master limited partnerships, read about this risk (Part 1)

    What risk should you know about that could significantly affect MLP valuation? Read on to find out.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas: Are Winter Demand Fears Rising?

    On January 2, 2018, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) (FCG) February 2018 futures settled $0.025 less than February 2019 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Rise?

    On February 9, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for March delivery closed at $53.00 per barrel—an ~1.3% rise compared to the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: An overview of Williams Companies

    Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) engages in the energy transport and processing infrastructure business. WMB’s assets are mainly located in the U.S. However, it has operations in Canada.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Delek Logistics and Cone: Best Midstream Performers on July 8

    Delek Logistics (DKL) was the best performer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Wednesday, July 8. It rose 0.11% yesterday.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: ONEOK Partners’ natural gas pipelines segment

    ONEOK Partners’ (OKS) natural gas pipelines segment owns and operates regulated interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines and natural gas storage facilities.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Futures Spread: What It Says about Natural Gas Prices

    On March 1, 2017, active natural gas (UNG) (FCG) (BOIL) (GASL) futures were trading at a discount of $0.5 to futures contracts 12 months ahead.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    A brief overview on Atlas Pipeline Partners

    The company provides natural gas gathering and processing services in the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas, as well as in the Anadarko, Arkoma, and Permian basins.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why non-traditional master limited partnerships are growing (Part 1)

    In recent years, non-traditional master limited partnerships have become more common. Read on for how this could affect MLPs as an asset class and investors.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Plains All American Pipeline Has Outperformed Its Peers in 2018

    So far in 2018, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) stock has risen nearly 10% and outperformed its peers.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    EQM Reports Strong Earnings and Distribution Growth in Q3

    EQM Midstream Partners (EQM) reported adjusted EBITDA of $280.1 million in the third quarter, an increase of 65% year-over-year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    MLPs’ Strong Earnings Growth Continued in Q2 2018

    Of the top 15 MLPs by market cap, 13 reported YoY (year-over-year) rises in their quarterly revenues and earnings.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Drivers behind Williams Companies’ Recent Market Performance

    William Companies (WMB) has recovered slightly after a weak August 2017, and it has risen 2.4% since last week. WMB has fallen 3.3% since the beginning of 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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