2017 WiNNERS


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Chief Executive Officer

•  Greg Armstrong, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
 Rich Kinder, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
•  Mike Mears, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
•  Bob Phillips, Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)

Chief Financial Officer

•  Nancy Buese, MarkWest Energy Partners
•  Don Chappel, Williams Partners (WPZ)
•  Kim Dang, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
•  Ben Fink, Western Gas Partners (WES)
 Mark Leland, GulfTerra Energy Partners

Investor Relations

 Pat Diamond, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
•  Julie Dill, Spectra Energy Partners (SEP)
•  Paula Farrell, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
•  Dan Harrison, ONEOK Partners (OKS)
•  Sharna Reingold, Williams Partners (WPZ)

Research and Analysis

•  Ron Barone, UBS
•  David Fleischer, Goldman Sachs
 David LaBonte, Salomon Smith Barney / Wells Fargo
•  Ron Londe, AG Edwards
•  Yves Siegel, Credit Suisse / Wachovia

Investment Banking

 Michael Cannon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
•  Lee Jacobe, Barclays
•  Rob Pierce, UBS
•  Andy Safran, Deutsche Bank
•  Ray Strong, Evercore

Legal Counsel

•  Mike Bresson, Baker Botts
•  Robert McNamara, Andrews Kurth
 Barry Miller, Vinson & Elkins
•  David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins

Public Accounting

 Rob Baldwin, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Glenn Dance, Ernst & Young
•  Mike Pagel, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Simon Tait, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Asset Management

•  Jim Cunnane, Advisory Research
•  David Leuschen, Riverstone Holdings
•  Kyri Loupis, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
•  Jim Murchie, Energy Income Partners
 Dave Schulte, Tortoise Capital Advisors


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MLP Merger of the Year

•  American Midstream Partners (AMID) and
JP Energy Partners (JPEP)
 Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Spectra Energy Corp (SE)
•  Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) and Energy
Transfer Partners (ETP)
•  TransCanada (TRP) and Columbia Pipeline Group

MLP Project of the Year

 Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP), Sabine Pass Liquefaction Train 1
•  Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Morgan’s Point Ethane Export Facility
•  Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) / NGL Energy Partners (NGL), Saddlehorn Pipeline / Grand Mesa Pipeline
•  Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), Mariner East 1

MLP Acquisition of the Year

•  Buckeye Partners (BPL), 50% Stake in VTTI BV
from Vitol
•  Dominion Midstream Partners (DM), Questar Pipeline from Dominion Resources (D)
•  Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), General Partner/IDRs of PennTex Midstream Partners (PTXP) from Natural Gas Partners
 Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), General Partner/IDRs from Plains GP Holdings (PAGP)
•  Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP), 25% Stake in Rockies Express Pipeline from Sempra Energy (SRE)

Most Innovative MLP

•  Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
•  Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)
•  Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP)
 Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP)

Best MLP Investor Relations Team

•  Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP)
•  Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP)
 Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)
•  EQT Midstream Partners (EQM)
•  Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

Most Informative Analyst Day / Facility Tour

 Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)
•  Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
•  Western Gas Partners (WES)

Best MLP Company Website

•  Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  DCP Midstream Partners (DPM)
•  ONEOK Partners (OKS)
•  Rice Midstream Partners (RMP)
 Spectra Energy Partners (SEP)

MLP Initial Public Offering of the Year

 Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)

Best MLP Sell-Side Report Headline

•  John Edwards, Credit Suisse, “TRGP: Flat Is the New Up” (April 29, 2016)
•  Danilo Juvane, BMO, “ETE: Till Debt Do Us Part”
(April 19, 2016)
•  Gabe Moreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, “MLPs: Malaise, Loathing, Pessimism: Credit and Commodities Still in Charge” (February 17, 2016)
•  TJ Schultz, RBC, “RMP: Bob, the Rice Is Right” (February 26, 2016)
 Chris Sighinolfi, Jefferies, “ETE Completes Series FU WMB Convertible Preferred Units” (March 10, 2016)

Best MLP Sell-Side Macro Coverage

 Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
•  Becca Followill, US Capital Advisors
•  Shneur Gershuni, UBS
•  Kristina Kazarian, Deutsche Bank
•  TJ Schultz & Elvira Scotto, RBC


Best MLP At-the-Market Offering Execution


Best MLP Bank Conference

 Citi 1x1 MLP/Midstream Infrastructure Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
•  Deutsche Bank MLP, Midstream & Natural Gas conference, New York, New York
•  RBC MLP Conference, Dallas, Texas
•  UBS MLP 1x1 Conference, Park City, Utah
•  Wells Fargo Energy Symposium, New York, New York

Outstanding MLP Reporting

•  Nish Amarnath, S&P Global
•  Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle
 Liam Denning, Bloomberg
•  Laura Saunders, The Wall Street Journal
•  Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal

Prognosticator of the Year

 Jeremy Held, ALPS

Highest MLP Total Return
Highest Upstream MLP Total Return
Highest Small-Cap MLP Total Return
Highest Upstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP)

Highest Midstream MLP Total Return
Highest MLP Risk-Adjusted Return
Highest Midstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return
Highest Small-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 CONE Midstream Partners (CNNX)

Highest Downstream MLP Total Return
Highest Downstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP)

Highest Large-Cap MLP Total Return
Highest Large-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Total Return

 NGL Energy Partners (NGL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 AmeriGas Partners (APU)

MLP Closed-End Fund of the Year

 Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities Fund

MLP Mutual Fund of the Year

 Prudential Jennison MLP Fund

MLP Bookrunner of the Year

 Barclays Capital

MLP Underwriter of the Year

 Barclays Capital

MLP Legal Counsel of the Year

 Vinson & Elkins

MLP Accountant of the Year

 Ernst & Young