Kinder Morgan and BP North America Enter into Long-Term Agreements
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and BP North America (NYSE: BP) today announced the execution of long-term commercial agreements to provide BP condensate processing services and storage at Kinder Morgan’s terminals located on the Houston Ship Channel. BP has committed over 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) of throughput at Kinder Morgan’s petroleum condensate facility which will split condensate into various components such as light and heavy naphthas, kerosene and gas oil. The approximately $200 million facility has been designed to provide future processing expansions up to 100,000 bpd throughput. BP also will lease an additional 750,000 barrels of storage that Kinder Morgan will add at its Galena Park terminal. The expansion is part of Kinder Morgan’s approximately $75 million investment to construct five tanks that will connect to its condensate facility with new piping, manifolds and pumps. Kinder Morgan expects the new storage tanks and condensate facility to be in service in the first quarter of 2014.
About BPBP has invested more in the United States over the last five years than any other oil and gas company. With more than $52 billion in capital spending between 2007 and 2011, BP invests more in the U.S. than in any other country. The company is the second largest producer of oil and gas in the U.S., a major oil refiner and a leader in alternative energy sources including wind power and biofuels. BP provides enough energy each year to light the entire country. With 23,000 U.S. employees, BP supports nearly a quarter of a million domestic jobs through its business activities.
About Kinder MorganKinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and EPB.
Posted: July 21, 2012