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  • Recognizing excellence and celebrating long-term contributions to the North American energy infrastructure sector.

    2020 Hall of Fame Finalists

    Indicates an Inductee


    Robert Phillips    |   

    Clark Smith

    Grant Sims

    Benjamin Fink

    Michael Mears    |   


    Michael Blum    |   

    Kyri Loupis

    Josh Davidson    |   

    Robert Pierce

    Ray Strong

    2020 Finalists & Winners

    Indicates a Winner

    Merger of the Year

    • MPLX and Andeavor Logistics
    • Energy Transfer and SemGroup
    • Pembina Pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada
    • EnLink Midstream and EnLink Midstream Partners
    • Antero Midstream GP and Antero Midstream Partners

    Project of the Year

    • Elk Creek Pipeline, ONEOK
    • Corpus Christi Liquefaction Train 2, Cheniere Energy
    • Shin Oak NGL Pipeline, Enterprise Products Partners
    • Gulf Coast Express Pipeline, Kinder Morgan
    • Cactus II Pipeline, Plains All American Pipeline

    Acquisition of the Year

    • Crestwood Equity Partners’ acquisition of Williams’ interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services
    • IFM Investors’ acquisition of Buckeye Partners
    • Blackstone’s acquisition of 45% of Targa Badlands
    • EQM Midstream Partners’ acquisition of 60% of Eureka Midstream and 100% of Hornet Midstream
    • NGL Energy Partners’ acquisition of Mesquite Disposals Unlimited

    Excellence in ESG

    • Crestwood Equity Partners
    • ONEOK
    • Williams
    • Kinder Morgan
    • Enterprise Products Partners

    Most Fiscally Responsible

    • Crestwood Equity Partners
    • Magellan Midstream Partners
    • Enterprise Products Partners
    • Williams
    • ONEOK

    Breakthrough Company of the Year

    • Hess Midstream
    • Rattler Midstream
    • NuStar Energy
    • Phillips 66 Partners
    • Pembina Pipeline

    Best IR Team

    • Enterprise Products Partners
    • Magellan Midstream Partners
    • ONEOK
    • Cheniere Energy
    • Targa Resources

    Best Sell-Side Macro

    • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, led by Tristan Richardson
    • Wells Fargo, led by Michael Blum
    • US Capital Advisors, led by Becca Followill
    • UBS, led by Shneur Gershuni
    • Baird, led by Ethan Bellamy

    Private Midstream Co. of the Year

    • Lucid Energy Group
    • WaterBridge
    • Oryx Midstream Services
    • EPIC Midstream
    • Venture Global LNG

    Best Headline

    • Tristan Richardson, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, “When Bakken in the Summer Heat, Grab an Ice Cold PRB”
    • Christopher Tillett, Barclays, "Rattler Midstream LP: Snake, Rattle, and Hold"
    • Timm Schneider, Citigroup, "Pipeline Tinder… Between TGE and Kinder"
    • Ethan Bellamy, Baird, "CAPL: Back on Topper"

    Highest Total Return

    • Phillips 66 Partners LP

    Closed-end Fund of the Year

    • First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund

    Mutual Fund of the Year

    • Tortoise MLP & Pipeline Fund

    Accountant of the Year

    • Deloitte & Touche LLP

    Prognosticator of the Year

    • Tim Fenn, Latham & Watkins