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|Tesoro Logistics LP Announces Amended Purchase Agreement for the Acquisition of Chevron Pipe Line Company's Northwest Products System|
SAN ANTONIO - May 20, 2013 - Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE:TLLP) ("TLLP" or the "Partnership") today announced that it has amended the purchase agreement for the acquisition of Chevron Pipe Line Company's Northwest Products System ("Northwest Products System"), reducing the purchase price from $400 million to $355 million. The lower purchase price reflects a renegotiation as a result of the diesel fuel release that occurred near Willard, Utah on March 18, 2013. Chevron Pipe Line Company will retain liabilities and responsibility for remediation of the diesel fuel release site for a period of two years.
"As we enter into the final stages of the regulatory approval process on the Northwest Products System acquisition, we look forward to the successful integration of these assets within our system," said Greg Goff, TLLP's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Closing this transaction will allow us to add to our portfolio of well positioned, fee-based logistics assets while significantly increasing third-party revenue. We expect to invest $15 million to $25 million over the next two years to implement a detailed inspection program to further improve the integrity of the pipeline system."
The Partnership expects to utilize net proceeds from the $392 million equity offering on January 14, 2013 to fund the acquisition of the Northwest Products System. Estimated EBITDA from the Northwest Products System for the first twelve months is $30 million to $35 million.
The Northwest Products System consists of the Northwest Product Pipeline, a 760-mile Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated common carrier products pipeline which extends from Salt Lake City, Utah to Spokane, Washington, a five-mile jet fuel pipeline to the Salt Lake City International Airport and the Northwest Terminalling Company, consisting of refined products terminals in Boise and Pocatello, Idaho and Pasco, Washington, which are not subject to FERC regulation.
The common carrier pipeline is the primary source of refined products to southern Idaho and is a major supplier of refined products to eastern Washington. For 2012, throughput volumes on the pipeline system averaged approximately 87,000 barrels per day. The terminals have a total storage capacity of 1.3 million barrels and delivered an average of approximately 56,000 barrels per day.
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(a) Forecasted net interest and financing costs assume an equal split of debt and equity financing.
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This press release contains certain statements that are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 concerning the timing of regulatory approval for the Northwest Products System acquisition; integration of the assets within the Partnership's system; potential costs associated with the pipeline inspection program and integrity work; expected increase in third-party revenue; and expected EBITDA from the assets to be acquired. For more information concerning factors that could affect these statements see our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to any such forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof.