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Phillips 66 Ups Stake in DCP Midstream
Thursday 18 August 2022

US-based energy company Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) has launched a realignment of its economic and governance interests in US-based master limited partnership DCP Midstream, LP (DCP Midstream) (NYSE: DCP) and Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC through the merger of existing joint ventures owned with Enbridge Inc, the company said.

Phillips 66 increased its economic interest in DCP Midstream from 28.26% to 43.31% and will oversee and manage the joint venture's interest in DCP Midstream, including the General Partner.

Phillips 66's economic interest in Gray Oak Pipeline decreased from 42.25% to 6.50%. Enbridge will oversee and manage the joint venture's interest in Gray Oak Pipeline.

As part of the transaction, Phillips 66 contributed approximately USD 400m of cash. The transaction is expected to be accretive to earnings.

DCP Midstream is a master limited partnership with a diversified portfolio of assets, engaged in the business of gathering, processing, transporting, storing and marketing natural gas, as well as transporting, fractionating and marketing natural gas liquids.

Phillips 66 and Enbridge hold their DCP Midstream general and limited partner interests through DCP Midstream, LLC.

Gray Oak Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between Phillips 66 and Enbridge, has been merged with and into DCP Midstream, LLC.

The joint venture continues to own 65% of the Gray Oak Pipeline crude oil system with capacity of 900,000 barrels per day of crude oil from the Permian and Eagle Ford basins in West Texas to the US Gulf Coast.

The transaction was entered into and closed on August 17, 2022. BofA Securities, Inc. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Phillips 66.

Bracewell LLP acted as legal counsel, and Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP acted as special tax counsel to Phillips 66.
Date Published: 18/08/2022