Midstream Propane ABCs

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What does midstream mean in the petroleum industry?

Midstream is a term used to describe one of the three major stages of oil and gas industry operations. It is the channel between upstream and downstream industries and includes the processing, storing, transporting, and marketing of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

The upstream industry finds and produces crude oil and natural gas and is often referred to as the E&P (Exploration and Production) sector. The downstream industry includes petroleum products distributors, retail outlets, and natural gas distribution companies.

As the name implies, the midstream segment includes facilities and operations between the upstream and downstream segments. The midstream sector handles one of the most demanding logistical challenges in the world and provides an essential link between petroleum-producing areas and downstream retailers and distributors.

Reliable transportation is a major part of midstream propane activities and includes the use of pipelines, rail cars, barge, and over-the-road trucking fleets to ensure end users can purchase the goods and services they need.

Ray Energy is focused on transporting and marketing wholesale propane across the Northeast and Canada. They have implemented a strategic supply system that includes access to multiple midstream propane locations, supply scheduling, and coordination of a diverse portfolio of assets to provide customers with an extremely reliable supply of propane.

Looking for a reliable midstream partner? Call 518-874-4510 or contact us here.