Serious Concerns about Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Continue

Two weeks ago MDN told you about the developing story that Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has hit a serious rough patch and their stock price was plummeting (see Boardwalk’s Stock Drops Like a Rock – Trouble in Midstreamland?). The situation has not improved and their stock price is down nearly 50% from where it was just a short time ago. Why do we care?

Boardwalk is in a joint venture with Williams to build the Bluegrass NGL pipeline from the Marcellus/Utica all the way to the Gulf Coast. The Bluegrass has hit trouble, ironically, in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky with anti-drillers opposing it every step of the way (see the list of MDN’s Bluegrass pipeline trouble stories here). With one of the two Bluegrass pipeline partners in financial straights, what does that mean for the pipeline project? Especially since they have competition and it’s a horse race with a Kinder Morgan/MarkWest joint venture (see “Midstream Knife Fight” – Who Will Have 1st Operational NGL Pipeline to Gulf?). Here’s the latest analysis of how, and why, Boardwalk finds itself in the position they are now in…

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