Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all the assets of the downstream transportation business of Hornbeck Offshore Transportation, LLC (“Hornbeck”). The purchase price was approximately $230 million plus customary adjustments. The acquired business is primarily comprised of nine barges and nine tug boats which transport crude oil and refined petroleum products, principally serving refineries and storage terminals along the Gulf Coast, Eastern Seaboard, Great Lakes and Caribbean. Hornbeck and Genesis have also entered into transition service agreements to facilitate a smooth transition of operations and uninterrupted services for both employees and customers.
Grant Sims, Genesis’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “The acquisition of these high quality ocean going vessels represents a significant step forward in the development of our marine transportation business, which complements our inland waterway operations as well as our other crude and heavy refined products assets. The integration of organic projects with focused external acquisitions is designed to expand our capabilities, creating long-term value for all our stakeholders.”
Genesis Energy, L.P. is a diversified midstream energy master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, Texas. Genesis’ operations include pipeline transportation, refinery services and supply and logistics. The Pipeline Transportation Division is engaged in the pipeline transportation of crude oil and carbon dioxide. The Refinery Services Division primarily processes sour gas streams to remove sulfur at refining operations. The Supply and Logistics Division is engaged in the transportation, storage and supply and marketing of energy products, including crude oil, refined products and certain industrial gases. Genesis’ operations are primarily located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although we believe that our expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our goals will be achieved, including statements regarding closing of the transaction. Actual results may vary materially. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.