TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) today reported the following plans with respect to distribution policy, capital needs and liquidity:
- NGL is not contemplating a distribution cut. However it anticipates not increasing its distributions per common unit during calendar year 2016. NGL is targeting a distribution coverage ratio of 1.2 – 1.4x in fiscal year 2017, during which it expects to place the Grand Mesa Pipeline and additional Sawtooth assets into service.
- NGL expects total CAPEX requirements of $350-$400 million over the next 12-18 months to fund organic projects, including Grand Mesa. NGL anticipates that during this period, its acquisition activity will be curtailed to the extent that the higher cost of capital in the current commodity price environment would result in acquisitions not being accretive.
- The Partnership expects to have sufficient liquidity to fund its capital needs through a combination of preferred equity, asset sales, bank debt, and unsecured indebtedness.
- NGL’s General Partner is debt-free and can support the MLP.
About NGL Energy Partners LP
NGL Energy Partners LP is a Delaware limited partnership. NGL owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business with five primary businesses: crude oil logistics, water solutions, liquids, retail propane and refined products and renewables. For further information visit NGL’s website at www.nglenergypartners.com.
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