DCP Midstream is to convey to NGL Energy Partners its wholesale propane business, generally consisting of seven natural gas liquids terminals in the Eastern United States.
Under the terms of the agreement, NGL will acquire 100 percent ownership of five propane rail terminals operated by Gas Supply Resources, a subsidiary of DCP, and 50 percent ownership interest in a sixth propane rail terminal. The agreement also includes an import/export terminal located in Chesapeake, Virginia, with the capability to load or unload ships from Handy-sized vessels up to Very Large Gas Carriers.
“NGL is excited to acquire these well-operated, high-quality assets from DCP. The propane terminals complement NGL’s existing liquids portfolio and create additional opportunities for new and existing customers to supply their business. The Chesapeake asset provides strategic access to the water for imports and exports. Gas Supply Resources has an excellent reputation in the Northeast, and we look forward to inviting their talented employees to join the NGL team,” said Jeff Pinter, Executive Vice President of Liquids for NGL.
“Gas Supply Resources has been a great asset for DCP, but has no interconnectivity with our otherwise integrated value chain of midstream services,” said Wouter van Kempen, Chairman, President, and CEO of DCP Midstream. “This is an outstanding opportunity to streamline our assets and fund our 2019 strategic capital program.”