HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID) (“AMID”) announced today it has entered into a joint venture agreement between AMID and Targa Midstream Services LLC (“Targa”) creating Cayenne Pipeline, LLC (“Cayenne”). Cayenne will transport Y-grade NGLs from the Targa-operated Venice Energy Services Company, LLC gas processing plant (“Venice”) to Enterprise Products’ pipeline at Toca, Louisiana, for delivery to Enterprise Products’ Norco Fractionator.
As part of the Cayenne joint venture, AMID is contributing an underutilized natural gas pipeline that will convert into high value, natural gas liquids service. The project is supported by a 15-year dedication for all NGL production from Targa’s 750 MMcf/d Venice plant with inlet from six offshore pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, including the prolific deep-water Mississippi Canyon area. The pipeline will have initial capacity of over 40,000 barrels per day with the ability to throughput more than 50,000 barrels per day. AMID and Targa will each have 50% economic interests and 50% voting rights, respectively, with Targa serving as the operator of the venture. The costs of conversion and associated construction will be shared equally by AMID and Targa.
The project has received necessary change of service permits and is expected to be fully operational by year-end 2017. The joint venture is expected to be brought into service at a highly attractive cash flow multiple that is consistent with AMID’s strategy of allocating capital and increasing scale to accretive projects without the need for external capital.
“Formation of Cayenne is another step in executing our strategy of linking off-shore gas supply to on-shore demand. The project will benefit the offshore producer community while driving a significant increase in the value of a pipeline by altering its service. We are also pleased to have a world class operating partner in Targa involved with this project,” stated Lynn Bourdon III, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The joint venture demonstrates our ability to react quickly to market demand by providing effective solutions to our customers with strong return for our unit holders.”
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 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 semi-submersible 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. The Partnership owns the third largest cylinder exchange business and one of the largest regional retail propane providers.
For more information about American Midstream Partners, LP, visit www.americanmidstream.com.
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