Enbridge Advances U.S. Gulf Coast Oil Strategy with Increased Interest in Gray Oak Pipeline
The merger is expected to be immediately accretive to Enbridge’s distributable cash flow per share and result in an increase of approximately 400 million US dollars cash payment to the Company by the merged entity. The cash generated by the transaction will create additional financial flexibility and support the Company’s capital allocation priorities.
“We are delighted to have entered into this new agreement with P66 to optimize the combined assets and generate operational and financial synergies from both assets,” said monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge. “This is another example of our continued focus on optimizing our portfolio and creating value for our shareholders, while strengthening our already strong export position on the U.S. Gulf Coast. We are looking forward to continuing our strong partnership with P66.”
The Gray Oak Pipeline, together with Enbridge’s Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC), offers a state-of-the-art solution for delivering low-cost, long-lived Permian Basin oil to the local Gulf Coast and global export markets. The EIEC currently loads nearly 30% of North American oil exports. Through 2030, the company expects Permian oil supply to increase by about two million barrels per day, improving Gray Oak utilization and driving increased oil exports off the Gulf Coast. The continued integration of Gray Oak and EIEC should support the development of new business solutions and future growth potential, unlocking additional value for Enbridge customers.
Enbridge intends to expand its solar self-power strategy by working with the other owners of Gray Oak to develop solar installations along the Gray Oak right-of-way in support of net-zero emissions goals of the company and those of its customers.
Citi acted as financial advisor to Enbridge and Vinson & Elkins acted as legal advisor.
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