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May 20, 2014
07:31 EDTEPDEnterprise Products begins exporting refined products from Beaumont terminal
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has loaded the first cargo of refined products for export from its reactivated marine terminal in Beaumont, Texas. Located on the Neches River, the terminal can load at rates up to 15,000 barrels per hour. The facility includes a dock with a 40-foot draft that can accommodate Panamax size vessels that have a capacity of up to 400,000 barrels. The terminal has access to more than 12 million Bbls of refined products storage and receives products from eight refineries, representing approximately 3.3 million barrels per day of capacity, as well as the Colonial Pipeline. The improvements and modifications required to resume operations at the terminal, which included dredging, new pipeline construction, and the installation of new loading arms and vapor recovery systems, are supported by shipper commitments. Future plans for the Beaumont refined products terminal include the addition of a second dock and significant on-site storage for blending components.
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November 12, 2014
08:35 EDTEPDEnterprise Products, Oiltanking Partners enter into merger agreement
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and Oiltanking Partners (OILT) announced that Enterprise and Oiltanking Partners have entered into a merger agreement. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Oiltanking Partners would merge with a subsidiary of Enterprise in a unit-for-unit exchange. Unitholders of Oiltanking Partners would receive 1.3 Enterprise common units for each Oiltanking Partners common unit. This exchange ratio represents a 5.6 percent premium to Oiltanking Partners unitholders based on the respective closing prices for Enterprise and Oiltanking Partners common units on September 30, 2014, the day before the merger was originally proposed. Relative to the respective closing prices for Enterprise and Oiltanking Partners common units on November 10, 2014, the day before the parties entered into the merger agreement, the 1.3 exchange ratio represents a 10.4 percent premium to Oiltanking Partners unitholders. Based on the latest cash distribution declared by Enterprise and Oiltanking Partners with respect to the third quarter of 2014, this exchange ratio would result in a 74 percent increase in cash distributions for Oiltanking Partners unitholders. The approval and adoption of the merger agreement require approval by holders of a majority of the outstanding Oiltanking Partners common units. A subsidiary of Enterprise, which will own a sufficient number of Oiltanking Partners common units to approve the merger on behalf of all Oiltanking Partners unitholders, has executed a support agreement with Oiltanking Partners in which it has irrevocably agreed to consent to the merger. This subsidiary will own approximately 54.8 million Oiltanking Partners common units, or approximately 66 percent of the total Oiltanking Partners common units then outstanding, following the conversion of approximately 38.9 million Oiltanking Partners subordinated units into common units. The one-for-one conversion of these subordinated units into common units will occur on November 17, 2014, the business day immediately following payment of the Oiltanking Partners cash distribution scheduled to be paid on November 14, 2014. Approval and adoption of the merger agreement will be submitted to a vote of the unitholders of Oiltanking Partners. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to occur in early 2015, the total consideration paid by Enterprise for the Oiltanking Partners general partner and related incentive distribution rights and the limited partner units would be approximately $6.0 billion. The merger terms were negotiated, reviewed and approved by the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners and approved by the board of directors of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners.
08:34 EDTEPDEnterprise Products, Oiltanking Partners enter into merger agreement
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