Peter Staas

Analyst Articles

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 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

In the first 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

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

Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) went public toward the end of July, but the number of prospective MLP IPOs remained at 15 after High-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) filed its S-1 statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More

Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) went public toward the end of July, but the number of prospective MLP IPOs remained at 15 after High-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) filed its S-1 statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More

A narrow view of trends impacting energy prices leaves out the major actors in what may be the defining drama of the 21st century, namely China and its cohorts in emerging Asia. Read More