Fitch: MLPs likely to invest in US LNG export projects

09/02/2013
Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are among a new set of players likely to invest in emerging US LNG export projects, Fitch Ratings said in recent report. Traditionally, the majors and national oil companies have dominated such projects given their high credit quality, which enabled them to finance large, multiyear projects with relative ease. In the report, entitled "Funding US LNG Export Facilities," Fitch analysts said bigger MLPs, which offer a different credit profile, could find LNG export projects particularly attractive as long-term investments. LNG export terminals typically take 4-5 years to permit and build. For MLPs, which rely on growing distributions to maintain t...
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