America’s midstream energy infrastructure, the pipelines that move U.S. energy supplies to market is crucial as we strive for American Energy Independence.

Pipeline Investors Welcome Less Spending

Most energy investors wish the Shale Revolution had never happened. Energy independence was realized through sharply higher oil and gas output. But the promise of similarly bountiful investment returns was not. U.S. E&P executives have overspent and overproduced. Unfortunately, the midstream infrastructure sector too often followed along. Drilling and building infrastructure is in the DNA […]

Having a Better Pandemic in Charleston, SC

On Thursday my wife and I boarded a plane from Newark, NJ to Charlotte, NC. Although Governor Murphy is slowly relaxing the lockdown restrictions that have been imposed on New Jerseyans, it is an incremental process. Each minor restoration of a freedom lost is quietly celebrated. Restaurants will soon be allowed to open for outdoor […]

Is Being Bullish Socially Acceptable?

There’s rarely a shortage of bearish articles. The recent batch incorporates a tone of pleading, or at least reasoning, with investors to acknowledge our circumstances when choosing investments. One of my favorites is a New Yorker essay from mid-May, which asked Have The Record Number Of Investors In The Stock Market Lost Their Minds? The […]

Why Are MLP Payouts So Confusing?

It’s surprisingly difficult to figure out what dividends are doing for midstream energy infrastructure. Just about every company has a free pass on cutting its payout nowadays. Prudent cash management isn’t going to draw much criticism with the size of the economic shock we’re enduring. Given the beating energy stocks suffered during 1Q20, a few […]

Energy Investors See Us Moving Again

The energy sector has been leading the market’s rebound from the lows of March. Demand for crude oil plummeted, and the Saudi decision to simultaneously increase supply caused prices to briefly go negative. No investment sector in energy was safe, including midstream infrastructure. U.S. oil production has already dropped by 1.6 Million Barrels per Day […]