2016 Ammy Awards Finalists Announced

Dec 16, 2015, 13:17 ET from Alerian

DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alerian is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Alerian Ammy Awards, recognizing excellence in the MLP industry.

Voting for Best MLP Company Website, Best MLP Investor Relations Team, and Best Research Report Headline is now open at www.ammyawards.com and closes on Monday, January 11 at 11:59 PM CST. The winners in the remaining categories will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of industry veterans. Winners will be announced at the Inaugural Ammy Awards Dinner on February 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Best MLP Company Website

  • EnLink Midstream Partners LP (ENLK)
  • Genesis Energy LP (GEL)
  • Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP)
  • Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS)
  • Teekay LNG Partners LP (TGP) / Teekay Offshore Partners LP (TOO)

Most Innovative MLP

  • Black Stone Minerals LP (BSM)
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (CLMT)
  • Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)
  • Linn Energy LLC (LINE)

Best MLP Investor Relations Team

  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (CLMT)
  • EnLink Midstream Partners LP (ENLK)
  • Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)
  • Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP)
  • Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP)

MLP M&A Deal of the Year

  • Dominion Midstream Partners LP's acquisition of National Grid plc and New Jersey Resources Corporation's interests in Iroquois Gas Transmission
  • Energy Transfer Equity LP's acquisition of The Williams Companies Inc
  • Magellan Midstream Partners LP, Plains All American Pipeline Partners LP, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and NGL Energy Partners LP's merger of Saddlehorn and Grand Mesa
  • MPLX LP's acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners LP
  • Phillips 66 Partners LP's acquisition of Phillips 66's interest in Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Best Research Report Headline

  • Ethan Bellamy, Baird, "Armstrong Just Ronda-Rouseyed PAA, PAGP, and MLPs"
  • Shneur Gershuni, UBS, "Is the DJ Turning Down the Volume?"
  • Gabe Moreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "MPLX: They Said Marcellus, Market Heard Sell Us"
  • Gabe Moreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "MEP: Ghost Chili a Fee-Based Recipe, But G&P Indigestion to Persist"
  • Gabe Moreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "GEL: Licking Their CHOPS at Deepwater GOM Consolidation"

Best Macro Coverage

  • Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
  • Becca Followill, US Capital Advisors
  • Rick Gross, Barclays
  • Hinds Howard, CBRE Clarion
  • Kristina Kazarian, Deutsche Bank

Outstanding MLP Reporting

  • Liam Denning, Bloomberg
  • Matthew Monks, Bloomberg
  • Laura Saunders, The Wall Street Journal
  • Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal


Chairman, President and/or CEO

  • Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD)
  • John Eckel, Copano Energy LLC
  • Rich Kinder, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
  • Al Martinelli, Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE: BPL)
  • Raymond Plank, Apache Petroleum Corporation

Chief Financial Officer

  • Steve Blank, NuStar Energy LP (NS)
  • Brian Cantrell, Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP)
  • John Chandler, Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP)
  • Kim Dang, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
  • Randy Fowler, Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)

Investor Relations

  • Randy Burkhalter, Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)
  • Paula Farrell, Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP)
  • Dan Harrison, ONEOK Partners LP (OKS)
  • Clay Jeansonne, Linn Energy LLC (LINE)
  • Steve Milbourne, CONE Midstream Partners LP (CNNX)

Research + Analysis

  • Ron Barone, UBS
  • Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
  • Richard Gross, Barclays
  • Steve Maresca, Morgan Stanley/UBS
  • Yves Siegel, Credit Suisse/Wachovia

Investment Banking

  • Michael Cannon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Ed Guay, Goldman Sachs
  • Lee Jacobe, Barclays
  • Andy Safran, Deutsche Bank
  • Ray Strong, Evercore

Tax Law

  • Tim Fenn, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Barry Miller, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Mike Rosenwasser, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Public Accounting

  • Rob Baldwin, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Chris Buckalew, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Glenn Dance, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Simon Tait, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Asset Management

  • Jim Cunnane, Advisory Research
  • Ken Hersh, Natural Gas Partners
  • David Leuschen, Riverstone Holdings
  • Kevin McCarthy, Kayne Anderson
  • Dave Schulte, Tortoise Capital Advisors

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