HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) (the “Partnership” or “AMID”) announced today the acquisition and closing of an additional 17.0 % equity interest in the Destin Pipeline (“Destin”) from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”), which controls the general partner of the Partnership, for a total consideration of approximately $30 million. Post-closing, the Partnership will own a 66.67% interest in Destin. The acquisition was made in connection with ArcLight’s right, as a current member in Destin, to acquire a portion of an equity interest divested by another member of Destin.
The purchase of the additional interest in Destin is immediately accretive to Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow. The acquisition of additional Destin interests is an extension of the Partnership’s commitment to reallocating capital in a portfolio of interconnected, complementary assets with predictable cash flows. The Partnership expects strong returns from Destin driven by continued development in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. AMID’s combined interests in the Destin and High Point gathering and transmission systems cover more than 10,000 square miles of active production in the Gulf. In addition, the onshore segment of Destin provides gas transmission into an active region serving the Southeast market.
“The drop down of incremental interest in Destin is consistent with our strategy to increase our ownership in strategic fixed fee deep-water Gulf and critical offshore infrastructure,” stated Lynn Bourdon, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to make strategic investments in each of our core areas to further our participation in the value chain that can drive create sustainable distributable cash flow growth to our partnership.”
The terms of the acquisition were approved by the board of directors of the general partner of AMID.
The Destin pipeline is a FERC-regulated, 255-mile natural gas transport system with total capacity of 1.2 Bcf/d. The system originates offshore in the prolific Mississippi Canyon and includes connections with four producing platforms, and six producer-operated laterals, including Delta House. The 120-mile offshore portion of the system terminates at Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 1.5 Bcf/d Pascagoula processing plant and is the single source of raw natural gas to the plant. The onshore portion of Destin is the sole delivery point for merchant-quality gas from the Pascagoula plant and extends 135 miles north in Mississippi to transport gas to eleven connected pipelines and storage facilities. Destin’s onshore pipeline serves as a large header system allowing gas from the Midcontinent, East Texas, and Terryville areas to reach premium markets in the Southeast. Contracted volumes on Destin are based on life-of-field dedication, long term contracts, or interruptible volumes as capacity permits. American Midstream assumed operatorship of Destin from BP plc Group in late 2016.
About American Midstream Partners, LP
American Midstream Partners, LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed to provide critical midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, NGLs, condensate and specialty chemicals to end-use markets. American Midstream’s assets are strategically located in some of the most prolific onshore and offshore basins in the Permian, Eagle Ford, East Texas, Bakken and Gulf Coast. American Midstream owns or has an ownership interest in approximately 4,000 miles of interstate and intrastate pipelines, as well as ownership in gas processing plants, fractionation facilities, an offshore semisubmersible floating production system with nameplate processing capacity of 100 MBbl/d of crude oil and 240 MMcf/d of natural gas; and terminal sites with approximately 6.7 MMBbls of storage capacity.
About ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC
ArcLight is one of the leading private equity firms focused on energy infrastructure investments. Founded in 2001, the firm helped pioneer an asset-based private equity approach to investing in the dynamic energy sector. ArcLight has invested approximately $19 billion in over 100 transactions since inception. Based in Boston, the firm’s investment team employs a hands-on value creation strategy that utilizes its in-house technical, operational, and commercial specialists as well as the firm’s 850-person asset management affiliate. More information about ArcLight, and a complete list of ArcLight’s portfolio companies, can be found at www.arclightcapital.com.