Atlas Energy, L.P. (ATLS) (“Atlas Energy” or “ATLS”) announces that its midstream subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (APL), has closed on its previously announced purchase of TEAK Midstream, L.L.C. (“TEAK Midstream” or “TEAK”), a private midstream company. The effective date of the acquisition was April 1, 2013. Final cash consideration for TEAK totaled $1.0 billion, subject to working capital and other adjustments contemplated by the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
Based on the forecasted earnings and cash flow from the TEAK assets, ATLS expects to receive an additional $25 million to $40 million of annual distributable cash flow as the acquired assets grow and mature in the future. This represents approximately $0.45 to $0.75 per ATLS common unit of additional distributable cash flow on an annualized basis.
Edward E. Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy, said, “We are very pleased to complete this tremendous acquisition for APL, and we anticipate strong growth from these well-positioned assets. We look forward to the increased returns to our stakeholders from this transaction and similar opportunities in the future.”
The TEAK assets in the Eagle Ford Shale include the following:
- 200 MMcfd of cryogenic processing capacity (“Silver Oak I”);
- A second 200 MMcfd cryogenic processing facility to be in service in the first quarter of 2014 (“Silver Oak II”);
- 265 miles of primarily 20” to 24” gathering and residue lines with 750 MMcfd of throughput capacity; and
- 275 miles of low pressure gathering lines.
Atlas Energy, L.P. (ATLS) is a master limited partnership which owns all of the general partner Class A units and incentive distribution rights and an approximate 43% limited partner interest in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Additionally, Atlas Energy owns and operates the general partner of its midstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through all of the general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 9% limited partner interest. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.
Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (APL) is active in the gathering and processing segments of the midstream natural gas industry. In Oklahoma, southern Kansas, northern and western Texas, and Tennessee, APL owns and operates 12 active gas processing plants, 18 gas treating facilities, as well as approximately 10,100 miles of active intrastate gas gathering pipeline. APL also has a 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership, which is operated by Chevron Corporation. For more information, visit the Partnership's website at www.atlaspipeline.com or contact IR@atlaspipeline.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. ATLS cautions readers that any forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, resource potential, ATLS’ plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those associated with general economic and business conditions; changes in commodity prices; changes in the costs and results of drilling operations; uncertainties about estimates of reserves and resource potential; inability to obtain capital needed for operations; ATLS’ level of indebtedness; changes in government environmental policies and other environmental risks; the availability of drilling equipment and the timing of production; tax consequences of business transactions; and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties detailed from time to time in ATLS’, ARP’s and APL’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and ATLS assumes no obligation to update such statements, except as may be required by applicable law.
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Brian J. Begley
Vice President - Investor Relations