Buckeye Partners Closes Deal for Eagle Ford Assets

Closing Price: $860-Million
Trafigura Terminals Eagle Ford Port in Corpus Christi

Trafigura Terminals’ Eagle Ford Port in Corpus Christi | Click to Enlarge

Buckeye Partners, L.P. has closed its $860-million transaction with Trafigura AG’s South Texas Eagle Ford midstream assets.

The transaction creates a new joint venture – Buckeye Texas Partners. The new company will own and operate the divested Trafigura assets, but Trafigura will retain a 20% interest and have joint ownership of the new company. Both companies announced the acquisition and divestiture agreement earlier this month.

Read more: Buckeye Buys Eagle Ford Facilities – $860 Million

Buckeye Texas Partners will invest appoximately $240-million – $270-million on improvements to the system, increasing its liquid petroleum products storage capacity to 5.6-million barrels. A 50,000 barrel per day condensate splitter is currently under construction and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2015.

Buckeye Partners CEO Clark Smith, said in a prepared statement, “once the initial phase of expansion is complete, these assets will form an integrated system with connectivity from the production in the field to the marine terminal infrastructure in Corpus Christi, creating a logistics platform with significant flexibility and optionality.”

Read more at buckeye.com

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Kirk Eggleston

Kirk Eggleston

Contributor at EagleFordShale.com
Kirk Eggleston writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford and Bakken Shale plays. He is a former broadcast journalist, and has experience covering news and politics in the Texas and Louisiana markets.

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