Western Refining Logistics Announces the Following Transactions
OREANDA-NEWS. September 16, 2016. Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE:WNRL) announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of certain terminalling, storage and other logistics assets from St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC (“SPPR”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northern Tier Energy LLC and indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Refining, Inc. (NYSE:WNR). The purchase price paid by WNRL to SPPR consisted of \\$195 million in cash and \\$15 million of WNRL common units.
The logistics assets acquired by WNRL included approximately four million barrels of refined product and crude oil storage tanks, a light products terminal, a heavy products loading rack, certain rail and barge facilities, certain other related logistics assets, and two crude oil pipeline segments and one pipeline segment not currently in service, each of which is approximately 2.5 miles and extends from SPPR’s refinery in St. Paul Park, Minnesota to SPPR’s tank farm in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
In connection with the closing, SPPR and a subsidiary of WNRL entered into a 10-year terminalling, transportation and storage services agreement (the “Terminalling Agreement”), which contains certain minimum volume commitments by SPPR. Pursuant to the Terminalling Agreement, a subsidiary of WNRL has agreed to provide product storage services, product throughput services, and product additive and blending services at or near SPPR’s refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota.
The cash consideration for the transaction was funded with approximately \\$151 million of net proceeds from WNRL’s recently closed public equity offering and approximately \\$44 million in borrowings under WNRL’s revolving credit facility. WNRL issued 628,224 common units to SPPR, representing \\$15 million of common units, based upon the volume-weighted average price per unit for the 20-day trading period ended September 6, 2016.
Separately, WNRL announced an increase in its revolving credit facility by \\$200 million, for a total facility of \\$500 million, along with certain amendments to the facility.
About Western Refining Logistics, LP
Western Refining Logistics, LP is principally a fee-based, growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Western Refining, Inc. (NYSE:WNR) to own, operate, develop and acquire terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminalling, transportation and storage of crude oil and refined products. Headquartered in El Paso, Texas, Western Refining Logistics, LP’s assets include approximately 690 miles of pipelines, approximately 12.4 million barrels of active storage capacity, distribution of wholesale petroleum products and crude oil and asphalt trucking.
More information about Western Refining Logistics is available at www.wnr.com/wnrl.
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