mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) , -ˌstrēm\

Definition of midstream

1 : the middle of a stream
2 : an intermediate stage in an act or process the tone changes in midstream

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Last week, midstream energy company Targa Resources Partners LP became the first issuer to sell junk bonds since November, ending a 40-day drought. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Apollo Nears Deal to Buy Arconic for More Than $10 Billion," 15 Jan. 2019 While most people may look to the Exxon Mobil, Kinder Morgan and Valero Energy Corp.’s of the world for energy investments, one group in San Antonio has been working for a decade to bring billions in financing to oil and gas midstream projects. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio energy investors pump billions into oil and gas projects," 2 July 2018 Torello represents energy-focused private equity funds that are forming platform companies focused on building upstream, oil field service and midstream businesses. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "Houston energy lawyer joins Willkie, says goodbye to DLA Piper," 28 Feb. 2018 Other financing needs will come from the money raised from selling domestic renewables and some midstream assets. Rob Nikolewski, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sempra makes $1.6B stock offering to wrap up Oncor acquisition," 10 July 2018 Enbridge on Wednesday agreed to sell its Midcoast Operating LP gas midstream unit to ArcLight Capital Partners for $1.12 billion. Kevin Orland And Alex Nussbaum, Houston Chronicle, "Enbridge cuts Spectra deal debt with asset sales," 9 May 2018 Blackstone’s private-equity energy team, led by Senior Managing Director David Foley, invests globally across different sectors, including upstream, midstream and oil field-services, and renewable power. Luis Garcia And Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Blackstone Promotes New Energy Fund as Oil Prices Rise," 10 May 2018 Meanwhile, the Flyers are midstream into a youth movement, but a cluster of their skill players — Jake Voracek, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds — is pushing or already at 30. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "For Flyers, another summer of goalie uncertainty," 27 Apr. 2018 But some zebrafish cells switched midstream to a different type, as indicated by changes in their gene activity, Schier and his colleagues report. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "How one cell gives rise to an entire body," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of midstream

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) \

Kids Definition of midstream

: the part of a stream farthest from each bank


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Medical Definition of midstream

: of, relating to, or being urine passed during the middle of an act of urination and not at the beginning or end a midstream specimen

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