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Investment In Midstream, Downstream Infrastructure Rises

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By Peter Bowden, Special To Hart Energy
July 22, 2014

The U.S. shale revolution has fundamentally altered domestic hydrocarbon flows, necessitating a “replumbing” of America as new sources of supply are connected to long-haul transportation and key end markets. The large-scale infrastructure buildout associated with the explosion in unconventional resource development is such a game changer that historic paradigms for midstream funding no longer apply.

IHS estimates that direct capital investment in U.S. oil and gas infrastructure rose from $56.3 billion in 2010 to nearly $90 billion in 2013, with an incremental $80 billion to $90 billion of direct capital ...


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