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Investing Topics: Master Limited Partnerships

GasLog Partners LP: A Virtuous Cycle

The creation of GasLog Partners LP provides GasLog with a cost-effective means of recycling capital to fund additional growth opportunities. This virtuous cycle involves GasLog selling LNG carriers in its fleet to GasLog Partners at prices that are accretive to the MLP’s distributable cash flow. The parent then redeploys some of the proceeds into ordering or acquiring new vessels that can be dropped down to the MLP once they obtain longer-term contracts.

Foresight Energy LP: On The Sidelines Until Export Market Improves

Foresight Energy Partners is the first coal producer to go public as an MLP since the inauspicious debuts of  Oxford Resource Partners LP (NYSE: OXF) and Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE: RNO) in fall 2012. We dig into whether this newly listed MLP is up to snuff.

Viper Energy Partners LP: Mineral Rights Gain Momentum

Viper Energy Partners owns mineral rights that entitle the MLP to an average 21.4 percent royalty interest in 14,804 gross acres in the northwest portion of Midland County, an area that’s prospective for multiple oil-bearing payzones that occur at various depths. 

Four Takeaways from the Year’s Biggest Acquisition in the Energy Patch

On June 16, 2014, Williams Companies announced an agreement to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50 percent general-partner interest and 27 percent equity interest in Access Midstream Partners LP for $5.995 billion. We examine four key takeaways from this deal for MLP investors. 

V-MLPs: A Refined View

Three of the 10 publicly traded partnerships that pay variable distributions own and operate small refineries and related assets. Although these stocks were hot commodities when they first went public, investors’ interest cooled after crack spreads narrowed and distributions shrank rapidly. But there’s opportunity in this space for investors with a nose for value and special situations.

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