New breed of upstream oil & gas firms have increased appetite for hedging

Hungry for hedging

Oil refining plant

In North America, the energy sector has seen a shift in the ownership structure of many companies, with the growth of master limited partnerships (MLPs), which are a type of publicly traded partnership (PTP). Analysts are upbeat about the growth potential for MLPs in the exploration and production (E&P) sector. 

Under the MLP model, investors become limited partners, also referred to as unit-holders, and are paid a distribution instead of a dividend. MLPs typically deliver higher returns to

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