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Caution creeps into investors’ oil and gas infrastructure appetite

The US downturn and the inexorable rise of ESG concerns are clouds on the horizon even for traditionally low-risk energy investments

Infrastructure assets have remained relatively immune to the negative sentiment from investors towards fossil fuels—good news for IOCs looking to sell off non-core pipelines, processing plants and storage tanks to generate cash. But this immunity may be waning. Investors like the steady source of revenue from these assets, which help to diversify their investment portfolios and can provide some protection from low oil prices. Private equity houses and infrastructure funds have invested significant capital in oil and gas infrastructure in recent years, attracted by a steady source of revenue that can diversify riskier or more price-sensitive portfolios. Larger pension funds and sovereign wea

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