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Investing Topics: Pipelines

Q2 Takeaways from a Midstream Company that Matters

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 24, 2020

The numbers were never going to be pretty for North American energy midstream companies. Management teams warned this spring that Covid-19 fallout was crushing volumes on both the upstream and downstream ends of the business. But with Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) clearly managing these turbulent times, investors can afford to remain patient with this sector.

Despite DAPL, There’s Still Life in Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 8, 2020

The key for investors isn't the fate of one pipeline or another. It's how well-positioned companies are to handle a setback at an asset they own or are building. We win by focusing on the handful of companies that are best-positioned to emerge from this shakeout.

Dominion Wins a Battle, But Pipeline Wars Continue

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 16, 2020

On a 7-2 vote, SCOTUS overturned the lower court ruling that had rejected U.S. Forest Service authority to allow the ACP to cross the Appalachian Trail. Their decision affirms that jurisdiction. Completing the 600-mile project to link natural gas from Appalachia to demand in the Carolinas and Virginia, however, is not a done deal.

Kinder Delivers in Q3, Other Midstream May Not

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 22, 2019

What we learn from sector-wide trends is not just key to investing in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI), but to the entire North American energy midstream sector.

Two Pipelines are in Peril, Here’s Who’s at Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 28, 2019

The result of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia this week puts two proposed long haul natural gas transportation projects in peril.

Kinder’s Message: Midstream is Healthy Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 19, 2018
Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) is gathering strength and holds favorable portents for the rest of the sector, but remains largely unappreciated by investors.

Keep an Eye on November Elections

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 4, 2018
For most people, November elections are about which party will control the House of Representatives and the US Senate. That’s important. But for regulated utilities, the most critical outcomes are always the state and local races.

Why MLPs Will Recover

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 19, 2018
It always seems darkest before the dawn. But a brighter day is on the way for battered energy master limited partnerships (MLPs).

03/16/18: Master Limited Partnerships and the Wrath of FERC

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 16, 2018
The Alerian MLP Index has shed 16 percent of its value since Jan. 29, more than wiping out the gains over the prior month and a half. This selling has pulled this basket of 40 prominent master limited partnerships (MLP) to its lowest point in more than two years. Yesterday’s sharp selloff stemmed from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) ruling that MLPs can no longer recover an income tax allowance on regulated interstate pipelines that operate under cost-of-service agreements.

Getting over the Hump: Another Batch of Earnings Updates

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 26, 2018
More than two-thirds of the companies tracked in our Utility Report Card have announced quarterly results and guidance. We update our ratings and comments on last week's reporters.

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