Buckeye Partners Closes Deal for Eagle Ford Assets

Trafigura Terminals Eagle Ford Port in Corpus Christi
Trafigura Terminals Eagle Ford Port in Corpus Christi

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.

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.
— Buckeye Partners CEO, Clark Smith

Read more at buckeye.com