NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) announced today that it has completed the previously announced contribution of substantially all of the assets comprising the natural gas liquids operations of SemStream, L.P. (“SemStream”), a subsidiary of SemGroup Corporation (NYSE: SEMG), to NGL.
Stephen Tuttle, President of the Midstream Division, stated, “Closing this transaction with SemStream significantly expands our Midstream footprint from the Mid-Continent to the West Coast, including Washington and Arizona.”
In connection with the transaction, SemStream contributed substantially all of its natural gas liquids business and assets to NGL in exchange for 8,932,031 common units of NGL Energy Partners LP, a 7.5% interest in NGL’s general partner, NGL Energy Holdings LLC, and a cash payment of up to $100 million. The assets comprise 12 natural gas liquids terminals in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin, 12 million gallons of above ground propane storage, 3.7 million barrels of underground leased storage for natural gas liquids and a rail fleet of approximately 350 leased and 12 owned cars and approximately $100 million of natural gas liquids inventory.
“These assets generate fee-based revenues and complement our wholesale supply and marketing business,” said Brian Pauling, Chief Operating Officer of the Midstream Division. “They provide balance between our business segments and continue the geographic expansion of our operation. NGL is now positioned to take advantage of opportunities arising from the expanding liquids-rich shale plays throughout North America.”In addition, SemStream was granted the right to appoint two members to the Board of Directors of NGL's general partner. Norman J. Szydlowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of SemGroup Corporation, and Kevin Clement, President of SemStream, will serve on the Board. “We look forward to Norm and Kevin joining our Board. They both bring many years of experience in the energy business and will make excellent Directors,” said NGL’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Krimbill.