Capitalize, PLS Inc.’s proprietary comprehensive capital markets tracking platform, released a statistical review of the oil and gas industry’s capital markets activity for calendar year 2017.

Key findings:

$34 billion in equity raised through offerings in 2017, down 36% from 2016’s $53 billion
Of 2017’s eight upstream equity offerings, six were SPACs
Big names such as Hess, Antero and BP spun off midstream MLPs
$95 billion total debt issued in 2017, down 24% from 2016’s $124.8 billion
Midstream sector led debt issues with $...

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