From Tallgrass Energy:
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) (“TEP” or the “Partnership”) announced today that Tallgrass Development, LP has offered TEP the right to purchase a 33.3% interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC (“Pony Express”) for total consideration of $600 million. The terms of the offer provide certain cash flow preference rights that will afford TEP with first dollar preference on specified cash distributions from Pony Express through September 30, 2015.
“TEP is excited to have the opportunity to acquire an interest in Pony Express and to further diversify our operations and footprint. If the acquisition is completed we expect it to be accretive to TEP in 2014.”
Pony Express owns and is developing an oil pipeline project. That project consists of two components that include (i) the conversion of an approximately 430-mile natural gas pipeline and the construction of an approximately 260-mile southward pipeline extension that, when complete, will result in an oil pipeline from Guernsey, Wyoming to Cushing, Oklahoma, and (ii) the construction of an approximately 66-mile lateral in Northeast Colorado that will interconnect with the mainline. The project is being completed in stages, with the mainline expected to be placed in service during the third quarter of 2014, while the Northeast Colorado Lateral is expected to be in service sometime during the first half of 2015.To read more or comment...
From Noble Energy today:
Key highlights for the second quarter of 2014 include:
From EQT Corp. today:
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) today announced second quarter 2014 net income attributable to EQT of $110.9 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to second quarter 2013 earnings of $86.9 million, or $0.57 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings for the second quarter 2014, excluding the impact of a few items including a $37.7 million gain on the Nora asset exchange, were $88.3 million, or $0.58 per diluted share – which was 3% higher than the $85.5 million, or $0.56 per diluted share last year. Adjusted operating cash flow in the quarter was $317.2 million, compared to $319.1 million; and adjusted cash flow per share was $2.08, compared to $2.11. The Non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled in the Non-GAAP Disclosures section of this news release.
Second Quarter Highlights 2014 vs. 2013:
EQT’s second quarter 2014 operating income was $224.8 million. Adjusted operating income was 16% higher than the prior year, primarily due to increases in production sales volume, contracted transmission capacity, and gathered volume, and partially offset by a 10% lower average realized price. Net operating revenues increased 9% to $474.4 million in the quarter, while net operating expenses increased only 4% to $287.4 million.To read more or comment...
From Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. today:
Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Equivalent production in the second quarter of 2014 was 127.6 Bcfe, consisting of 121.8 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas and 961,000 barrels of liquids. These figures represent increases of 34 percent, 34 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. "Our total liquids volumes increased 40 percent sequentially—with crude oil and condensate volumes increasing 44 percent—due to strong well performance from new Eagle Ford wells that were placed on production during the quarter," commented
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:
July 24, 2014
U.S. refineries have been processing record volumes of oil recently. Refinery inputs hit a record-high 16.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in each of the past two weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005. Refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast in particular pushed the total U.S. input volume upward, as these refiners' access to lower-cost crude oil, expansions of refining capacity, and increases in both domestic demand and exports contributed to higher refinery runs.To read more or comment...
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