Midstream Energy Industry Headed For Merger Mania

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- With soaring U.S. oil and gas production fueling demand for pipelines and other infrastructure, attorneys say recent deals such as the $7 billion tie-up between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Inergy Midstream LP signal a consolidation wave is poised to hit the midstream energy sector.

In what's been a generally lackluster 2013 for global energy and power M&A activity, some of the year's biggest deals have come from the midstream sector. Before Crestwood and Inergy announced last month that they were tying the knot, there was...
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