Phillips 66 to sell assets to MLP in $2.4-B deal

(Reuters) — Phillips 66 Partners LP, the master limited partnership (MLP) of Phillips 66, said it would buy assets from the refiner in a deal valued at $2.4 B, including debt, in its biggest acquisition ever.

Photo courtesy of Phillips 66.
Photo courtesy of Phillips 66.

The MLP said it would buy a 25% interest in two of the refiner's pipelines in the Bakken basin, and a 100% interest in the Merey Sweeny LP coke processing unit.

MLPs are formed by oil companies to buy and operate midstream assets. Such companies distribute excess cash to its investors in the form of tax-deferred dividends.

The Bakken pipeline assets—Dakota Access LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company LLC—include 1,926 combined pipeline miles and 520,000 bpd of crude oil capacity, Phillips 66 Partners said on Friday.

The deal is expected to close in early October.

Reporting by John Benny; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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