Peter Staas

Analyst Articles

While much of the mainstream media fixated on the slowdown in natural gas-focused shale plays and the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing, the upsurge of drilling activity and mergers and acquisitions in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has received significantly less attention. Read More

With the majority of energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLP) having reported quarterly results, we have an opportunity to reflect one of the key trends that emerged from the deluge of financial data: the extent to which the dramatic decline in the price of natural gas liquids reduced firms’ distributable cash flow (DCF) and payout coverage. Read More

In the first installment of this two-part series, we explain why NGL prices will likely remain volatile in coming years. Next week's issue will focus on the extent to which fluctuations in the price of these commodities will impact the 17 publicly traded partnerships that own natural gas-processing assets. Read More

For income-seeking investors, initial public offerings of master limited partnerships can be a lucrative opportunity to buy into long-term growth stories at favorable valuations. Read More