Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest buzz from the nation’s largest oil-producing state where the Texas horse trading continues among midstreamers and Eagle Ford producers.

First up is Houston-based Phillips 66 (PSX), which operates a midstream powerhouse with 72,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas, and NGL pipelines, along with fractionation and gas processing—all of which serve its diverse business segment to include chemicals and refining. After a years’ long JV courtship, PSX last year acquired DCP Midstream for $3.8 billion to further beef up its NGL business following record fractionated volumes and growing export demand. The company will now add even more meat to its NGL bones in the Permian Midland with the pick-up of Pinnacle Midstream for $550 million. The deal includes the Dos Pico processing complex with 220 MMCFD of capacity, ample space for a second 220 MMCFD gas plant, and 80 miles of pipeline.

In short order Houston-based Wildfire Energy has shrewdly executed its pure-play South Texas strategy to create the largest consolidated acreage position in the Eagle Ford. The company has now landed its fourth acquisition in three years, this time in a deal with Apache. The price was not disclosed but wraps up Apache’s non-core asset sale that fetched a total $750 million. Wildfire will gain 237,000 net acres, 11 MBOED, and interests in 465 wells. Pro forma, the company will operate 850,000 net acres, 50 MBOED, and more than 2,000 gross wells.