Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: The U.S. Midstream Energy And Refining Industries Enjoy Broadly Stable Outlooks - S&P Credit Research

Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: The U.S. Midstream Energy And Refining Industries Enjoy Broadly Stable Outlooks

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The U.S. midstream energy and refining sectors should continue to enjoy broadly stable credit outlooks for 2013 and 2014, despite some mixed underlying trends. Natural gas liquids (NGL) prices are trending down, while natural gas prices are persistently low (but generally stable), both of which are hurting certain midstream companies. At the same time, pipeline transportation rates in some areas of the country are decreasing as differences between regional prices remain minimal. However, many midstream companies continue to benefit from strong crude oil prices, adequate liquidity positions, and solid volume flows--especially in "wet" gas production areas that are rich in NGL. For the U.S. petroleum refining and marketing sector, our 2013 outlook for business conditions and credit quality has weakened

  
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RESEARCH Ratings Definitions PDF Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: The U.S. Midstream Energy And Refining Industries Enjoy Broadly Stable Outlooks Publication date: 08-Aug-2013 Primary Credit Analyst: William M Ferara, New...

  
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S&P Credit Research. "Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: The U.S. Midstream Energy And Refining Industries Enjoy Broadly Stable Outlooks" Aug 08, 2013. Alacra Store. Oct 02, 2014. <http://www.alacrastore.com/s-and-p-credit-research/Industry-Economic-And-Ratings-Outlook-The-U-S-Midstream-Energy-And-Refining-Industries-Enjoy-Broadly-Stable-Outlooks-1175792>
  
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