TULSA, Okla. and MECHELEN, Belgium, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) ("Magellan") and LBC Tank Terminals, LLC ("LBC") announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent for Seabrook Logistics, LLC ("Seabrook Logistics"), owned 50/50 by Magellan and LBC, to expand its crude oil and condensate storage, marine capacity and pipeline infrastructure in the Houston Gulf Coast area.
As contemplated by the letter of intent, Seabrook Logistics proposes to construct up to 4 million barrels (636,000 cubic meters) of additional storage for a total of nearly 5 million barrels (795,000 cubic meters) adjacent to LBC's existing terminal in Seabrook, Texas. Further, Seabrook Logistics plans to connect this storage to Magellan's Houston crude oil distribution system with to-be-constructed 24-inch (61-centimeter) diameter pipelines. Seabrook Logistics also intends to construct one ship dock in addition to the recently constructed ship dock and two barge docks. Both ship docks will be able to handle industry standard Aframax vessels with up to a 45-foot (13.7-meter) draft, providing efficient marine access with flexible loading and unloading services at the Seabrook Logistics facility.
The proposed expansion, which has been approved by the board of directors of both Magellan and LBC, is subject to receipt of necessary permits, regulatory approvals and completion of binding agreements. A portion of the additional new storage and pipeline assets could be operational by the end of 2017.
Seabrook Logistics is currently in the process of building infrastructure adjacent to LBC's existing Seabrook facility, including over 700,000 barrels (111,000 cubic meters) of new crude oil storage and a new 18-inch (46-centimeter) diameter pipeline, which will connect to an existing third party pipeline to ultimately transport crude oil to a Houston-area refinery.
About Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) is a publicly traded partnership that primarily transports, stores and distributes refined petroleum products and crude oil. Magellan owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation's refining capacity, and can store more than 95 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil. More information is available at www.magellanlp.com.
About LBC Tank Terminals
LBC Tank Terminals is one of the largest global operators of bulk liquid storage facilities for chemical petroleum products and base oil products. LBC owns and operates a global network of terminals at key locations in the United States, Europe and China, while offering loading / unloading services for all modes of transportation. More information is available at www.lbctt.com.
Portions of this document constitute forward-looking statements as defined by U.S. federal law. Although management of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and LBC Tank Terminals, LLC believe any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual outcomes may be materially different. Key risk factors associated with the proposed project include without limitation: (1) the ability to negotiate and sign definitive agreements between the Seabrook Logistics members and with potential customers; (2) the ability to obtain all required rights-of-way, permits and regulatory or other approvals on a timely basis and (3) further evaluation of the viability of the potential project once additional necessary engineering and commercial assessments are complete. Additional risk factors are listed in Magellan's reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2015 and subsequent reports on Form 8-K and 10-Q. The companies undertake no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after today's date.
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