Petrochemical

Shales Helping Drive Ethane Supply Growth

Growing natural gas liquids (NGL) production — particularly that of ethane — is a positive story for the petrochemical industry as well as oil and gas producers. However, talk of an NGL glut is growing louder as the industry continues to grow production — particularly from liquids-rich shale plays — and build out infrastructure. Opinions vary on what is to come.

October 27, 2010

Ethane: Glut Coming or Just ‘Temporary Imbalances?’

Growing natural gas liquids (NGL) production — particularly that of ethane — is a positive story for the petrochemical industry as well as oil and gas producers. However, talk of an NGL glut is growing louder as the industry continues to grow production and build out infrastructure. Opinions vary on what is to come.

October 27, 2010

Raymond James: NGL Margins to Stay Weak for First Half

Gas processing margins have been crushed by plummeting crude oil prices and lower demand for natural gas liquids (NGL) in the petrochemical sector; however, the second half of the year could see a rebound as crude prices strengthen, Raymond James & Associates Inc. analysts said.

January 13, 2009

S&P Drops Enterprise Credit Rating to ‘Junk’ on GulfTerra Merger

The planned merger by Enterprise Products Partners LP with GulfTerra Energy Partners LP has the potential to reduce exposure to petrochemical industry cycles and to realize cost savings, but the merged company will have to demonstrate its prowess before changes are reflected in the credit rating, a Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) analyst said Tuesday after dropping Enterprise’s rating to “junk” status.

May 19, 2004
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