DB Brief on Court Decision re Driller Canceling Pipeline Contract

Last week MDN brought you the news that midstreamers’ nightmare had come true–with a decision in a Texas court case that allowed a driller who had declared bankruptcy to cancel previously signed contracts for a pipeline gathering system (see Midstream Nightmare Comes True: Judge Lets Driller Cancel Contracts). The fear is that more drillers will use this new tactic of declaring bankruptcy in order to shed previously signed deals with pipeline companies. Is that fear legitimate? After all, this was a single case for a single driller/pipeline company. Will it be used as a precedent in other cases? We spotted a policy brief from powerhouse banking company Deutsche Bank, their Equity Research division, addressing the question of just what are the implications coming from the Texas decision…

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