Phillips 66 has launched a $3.3 billion capital programme for 2020. 

“The 2020 capital programme supports our strategy to grow high-value businesses, improve returns, and ensure safe, reliable and environmentally responsible operations,” said Greg Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. “We are investing in attractive growth and return projects that further build out and enhance our integrated system, and funding $1.2 billion of sustaining capital for operating excellence projects. The capital program is aligned with our disciplined approach to capital allocation that is underpinned with strong shareholder distributions. Our long-term objective is to reinvest 60 per cent of cash flow back into the business and return 40 per cent to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks.”

The Midstream budget, excluding Phillips 66 Partners, primarily reflects funding for the Liberty and Red Oak crude oil pipelines and 450,000 barrels per day of additional fractionation capacity at the Sweeny Hub.

The Phillips 66 Partners budget includes investments in the Gray Oak Pipeline, the C2G Pipeline, the South Texas Gateway Terminal and the Bakken Pipeline, as well as sustaining capital.

The Refining capital budget includes $0.6 billion for reliability, safety and environmental projects. In addition, Refining capital will fund fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit upgrades at the Ponca City and Sweeny refineries, renewable diesel projects and other high-return, quick-payout projects to enhance margins.

The Marketing and Specialties budget primarily reflects the development and improvement of its international retail sites.

The Corporate and Other capital budget will primarily fund information technology projects, including an investment in a new enterprise resource planning system.

Phillips 66’s proportionate share of capital spending by joint ventures DCP Midstream, LLC (DCP Midstream), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) and WRB Refining LP (WRB) is expected to be $1.2 billion. Capital spending by these three major joint ventures is expected to be self-funded.

DCP Midstream’s expected capital spend includes funding for Fracs 2 and 3 at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Hub. CPChem’s growth capital will fund continuing development of world-scale petrochemicals projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Qatar that would add ethylene and derivative capacity, as well as debottlenecking opportunities on existing units. WRB’s expected capital spend will be directed to sustaining projects and distillate yield enhancement.

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16th December 2019