While the window may be closing on more gazillion-dollar deals to be had in the Permian, save for Exxon breathing dragon fire on Oxy with a Mewbourne Oil and Gas chaser, the next wave of land grabs could soon emerge from the noncore assets inherited with those mergers....

Houston-based Kinder Morgan, which has muscled up its pipeline operations in the Eagle Ford with last month’s $1.8 billion acquisition of NextEra Energy Partners’ South Texas assets, has natural gas and LNG on the noggin in a big and differentiating way. ...

Natural gas takes center stage today with news from Enterprise Products, Haynesville pure player Comstock Resources, and BP setting the record straight about adding more U.S. shale gas assets following October’s mega mergers. ...