Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) today announced that it has signed a five-year contract with Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) under which Global will use its rail transloading, logistics and transportation system to deliver crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New Jersey. This is one of several commitments to transportation infrastructure Phillips 66 has made that tie directly to its strategy of delivering advantaged crude oil to the company’s U.S. refineries.
The terms of the contract include a take-or-pay commitment from Phillips 66 to receive approximately 91 million barrels of crude oil over the contract term, which equates to approximately 50,000 barrels per day.
“Global has established a ‘virtual pipeline’ for the reliable transportation of Bakken crude,” said Tim Taylor, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Marketing, Transportation & Business Development of Phillips 66. “Our five-year agreement with Global assures us long-term access to advantaged crude for our Bayway refinery through what we believe is a cost competitive origin-to-destination supply system to the East Coast.”
“We are proud to partner with one of the world’s leading independent downstream energy companies,” said Eric Slifka, President and CEO of Global Partners. “Phillips 66 and its predecessor have been long-standing strategic business partners with Global for more than 15 years in the refined products market.”The contract will utilize Global’s network of loading facilities and offloading terminals. Phillips 66 is one of the first energy companies to move shale crude to the East Coast. Last year, the company expanded its capability to deliver shale crude to its refineries by truck, rail, barge, ocean going vessels, and pipeline. About Phillips 66 Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and Chemicals businesses. The company has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. Phillips 66’s R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with 7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity. Phillips 66’s Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual chemicals processing capacity across its product lines. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.