Andeavor Logistics Acquires 575-mile Pipeline System, Commits to Building NGL Logistics Hub

Inspectioneering Staff, February 19, 2018

Texas-based pipeline and storage company Andeavor Logistics LP recently announced an agreement to acquire the Wamsutter Pipeline System from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. for total consideration of $180 million. The system consists of 575 miles of active pipelines that transport advantaged crude oil to Salt Lake City refineries, including Andeavor. Andeavor Logistics expects the assets to provide annual net earnings of $8 to $12 million and EBITDA of $20 to $24 million, including synergies. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval, is anticipated to close in the first half of 2018. 

"We have made significant progress with the execution of our growth strategy, which is focused on high-return organic growth, accretive acquisitions and drop downs," said Steven Sterin, Executive Vice President, CFO of Andeavor and President and CFO of Andeavor Logistics' general partner.

Andeavor also rencently announced its intent to build and operate the North Dakota Logistics Hub to further participate in the natural gas liquids (NGL) value chain and provide logistics solutions for increasing Bakken NGL production. The project will convert a segment of the Andeavor Bakkenlink crude oil pipeline into NGL service to enable the movement of mixed NGLs from a new third-party gas processing facility in central McKenzie County, North Dakota to a newly expanded fractionation complex at the Andeavor Logistics Belfield processing facility. From the fractionation complex, products will be shipped to the nearby Andeavor Fryburg rail terminal for manifest and unit train rail movements and will be consumed within Andeavor's refineries as well as marketed, including international markets, by Andeavor. Project volumes are supported by a long-term gas processing facility dedication and minimum volume commitment. The estimated capital investment is expected to be $140 to $150 million and partial commercial operations are estimated to begin in late 2018, with full operations commencing in the first quarter of 2019. 

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