SemGroup to Diversify White Cliffs Pipeline Service with NGL Capabilities; Signs Long-Term Contract with DCP Midstream

5/7/2018

TULSA, Okla., May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced that it plans to convert a portion of the White Cliffs Pipeline system to natural gas liquids (NGL) service. SemGroup owns 51 percent of White Cliffs Pipeline and is the operator. The project is backstopped by 10-year agreements with DCP Midstream, LP (NYSE: DCP) and its affiliate DCP Southern Hills Pipeline, LLC. The pipeline conversion will diversify White Cliffs Pipeline delivery capabilities and enhance service to Colorado’s prolific and growing DJ Basin.

“We are excited to execute this opportunity with DCP and provide a much-needed market solution to the DJ Basin, while at the same time optimizing White Cliffs to include both crude and NGL capabilities,” said David Minielly, Vice President of SemGroup’s crude operations. “This project provides producers and natural gas processors with a cost-effective and reliable solution to move valuable NGLs from Colorado to Mont Belvieu via Southern Hills Pipeline for processing and sale into the Gulf Coast marketplace.”

As operator, SemGroup will convert one of the 12-inch-diameter pipelines from crude service to NGL Y-grade service connecting the DJ Basin to Cushing, Okla. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 90,000 barrels per day and will be expandable up to 120,000 barrels per day. It will be taken out of service late first quarter 2019 for conversion and is expected to be in service during the fourth quarter 2019. As part of the project, SemGroup will construct a 12-mile extension of White Cliffs Pipeline south of Cushing to interconnect with Southern Hills Pipeline in order to move NGLs south to Mont Belvieu.

The 10-year agreements provide DCP and Southern Hills with 50,000 barrels per day of NGL transportation capacity on the converted White Cliffs Pipeline.

The project is estimated to cost between $60 million and $66 million, of which SemGroup will fund 51 percent. Based on the currently executed contract, the project is estimated to be constructed at less than 4x EBITDA multiple. SemGroup anticipates minimal spending on this project in 2018.

White Cliffs Pipeline and Southern Hills Pipeline will soon conduct a joint binding open season to attract additional commitments from other producers and processors in the DJ Basin. Shippers will move product under a published joint tariff between the two carriers.

About SemGroup
SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) moves energy across North America through a network of pipelines, processing plants, refinery-connected storage facilities and deep-water marine terminals with import and export capabilities. SemGroup serves as a versatile connection between upstream oil and gas producers and downstream refiners and end users. Key areas of operation and growth include western Canada, the Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast. SemGroup is committed to safe, environmentally sound operations. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., the company has additional offices in Calgary, Alberta; Platteville, Colo.; and Channelview, Texas.

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