QEP Resources Announces Agreement to Sell Membership Interests in Green
River Processing to QEP Midstream Partners for $230 Million
DENVER -- May 7, 2014
QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) (“QEP” or the “Company”) today announced that
it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with QEP Midstream Partners,
LP (NYSE:QEPM) (the “Partnership”) pursuant to which the Partnership will
acquire 40% of the outstanding membership interest in Green River Processing,
LLC (“Green River Processing”), a wholly owned subsidiary of QEP, for $230
million in cash. The transaction is expected to close on or about July 1,
2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
At closing, Green River Processing will own the Blacks Fork processing complex
and the Emigrant Trail processing plant located in southwest Wyoming. Green
River Processing will own four processing plants with total processing
capacity of up to 890 MMcf per day, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) fractionation
capacity of 15,000 bbl per day, interconnects to six interstate natural gas
pipelines, and direct pipeline access to the Mt. Belvieu and Conway NGL
markets. In 2013, total inlet volumes for Green River Processing were
approximately 201 million MMBtu, of which 65% were processed under fee-based
processing agreements and 35% were processed under keep-whole processing
The Blacks Fork complex contains three processing plants with up to 505 MMcf
per day of cryogenic processing capacity and a 330 MMcf per day Joule-Thomson
processing plant. In addition, the complex has 15,000 bbl per day of
fractionation capacity and associated truck and rail loading facilities, which
allow Green River Processing to sell purity products into what are often
premium priced local and regional NGL markets. The majority of gas processed
at the Blacks Forks complex is produced in the Pinedale Anticline, which is
approximately 100 miles north of the complex.
The Emigrant Trail processing plant, located approximately ten miles south of
the Blacks Fork complex, consists of one cryogenic gas processing train with
inlet capacity of approximately 55 MMcf per day. The plant receives the
majority of its gas from various gas fields along the Moxa Arch, including
Church Buttes, located in the Green River Basin of western Wyoming. The inlets
of the Emigrant Trail plant and the Blacks Fork Complex are interconnected,
allowing raw gas to be processed at either or both facilities.
About QEP Resources, Inc.
QEP Resources, Inc. is a leading independent natural gas and crude oil
exploration and production company focused on two major regions: the Northern
Region (primarily the Rockies and the Williston Basin) and the Southern Region
(primarily Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana) of the United States. QEP Resources
also gathers, compresses, treats, processes and stores natural gas. QEP
Resources is the majority owner of QEP Midstream Partners, LP and owns 100% of
the Partnership’s general partner. Further information about QEP is available
About QEP Midstream Partners, LP
QEP Midstream Partners, LP is a master limited partnership formed by QEP
Resources, Inc. to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets. The
Partnership provides midstream gathering services to QEP and third-party
companies in the Green River, Uinta and Williston basins. Further information
about the Partnership is available at www.qepm.com.
This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements
can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,”
“plans,” “estimates,” “expects,” “should,” “will” or other similar
expressions. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the
anticipated closing date of the transactions, the relative benefits to the
parties and equity interest holders resulting from the transaction, and the
operational and performance metrics of the Green River Processing assets. Such
statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and
projections, which are subject to a wide range of uncertainties and business
risks. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the
forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including the price of
natural gas, oil and NGLs, the inability of the parties to satisfy the
conditions to the transaction, disruptions of any party’s ongoing business,
weather conditions, global geopolitical and macroeconomic factors, the U.S.
federal budget, acts of terrorism, and the other risks discussed in the
Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the
Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
correct or update the forward-looking statements in this news release, in
other documents, or on its website to reflect future events or circumstances.
All such statements are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
QEP Resources, Inc.
Greg Bensen, 303-405-6665
Director, Investor Relations
Brent Rockwood, 303-672-6999
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