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Targa Resources: $3.55 Billion Cash Transaction to Acquire Lucid Energy06/30/2022
On June 16 Targa Resources Corp. decided to acquire Lucid Energy Group, located in the Permian Basin, which is a part of Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Firstly, Targa grew due to the recent “blot-on” acquisition of Southcross Energy in the Eagle Ford for $200 million and it will become bigger thanks to the $3.55 billion cash transaction. Targa’s financial position allowed it to utilize convenient opportunities to extend its company so it bought Lucid using available cash and debt with an estimated pro forma year-end 2022 leverage around 3.5 times.
Lucid Energy Group is a leading privately held natural gas processor in the Permian Basin, supported by growth capital commitments from a joint venture formed by Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI LP, whose investment funds are managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
This acquisition will allow Lucid and Tagna to reach the next stage of development together, as they found more opportunities for their employees, customers, and communities.
Before that Lucid Energy had been acquired in 2018 by the joint venture of Riverstone and Goldman Sachs from Lucid Energy Group I LLC (Cogent Midstream) for $1.6 billion cash, whereas Cogent has since been acquired by Canes Midstream LLC. Their transaction closed in the first quarter of 2018 and included committed debt financing provided by Jefferies LLC.
Its assets, well-known as the South Carlsbad Natural Gas Gathering and Processing System and the Artesia Natural Gas Gathering and Processing System, were situated in the northern Delaware Basin.
According to Targa’s estimates, the acquisition of Lucid will increase the number of natural gas pipelines by 1,050 miles and add about 1.4 Bcf/d of cryogenic natural gas processing capacity in service or under construction located mainly in Eddy and Lea counties of New Mexico. The investment-grade producers source approximately 70% of current system volumes.
Lucid created an attractive position in the Delaware Basin and is going to continue providing value-added services to the producer customers. Their assets are anchored by long-term, fixed-fee agreements and acreage dedications from a manifold set of high-quality customers reaching more than 600,000 dedicated acres.
It aligns with its integrated strategy of extending and differentiating the Permian Basin footprint with Lucid’s presence at an attractive investment multiple that is expected to enhance the development of shareholder value in the future and continue to drive additional volumes through Targa’s downstream businesses.
As the company considers, Lucid’s Delaware Basin footprint overlays some of the most economic crude oil and natural gas producing acreage in North America. Also, it is noted that current rig activity supports over 20 years of drilling inventory on Lucid’s greater than 600,000 dedicated acres, which are further supplemented by important volumes subject to minimum volume commitments.
According to the press release, a full-year standalone adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $2.675 billion and $2.775 billion and reported year-end leverage ratio of about 2.7 times. Targa’s updated financial expectations assume NGL composite prices average $1.05 per gallon, crude oil prices average $100/bbl, and Waha natural gas prices average $6 per MMBtu for the remainder of 2022.
The Lucid acquisition will close in the third quarter and the completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. It is expected to be accretive at once to distributable cash flow per share and further supports the already strong cash flow profile and can return an increasing amount of capital to the shareholders through common dividend increases and common share repurchases.
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Up to $1.5 Billion for Percussion Petroleum in the Permian Basin
Around 25,000 net acres in the Permian are being sold by Percussion Petroleum II, looking to fetch up to $1.5 billion, as some sources bet on rising oil prices to pocket more than double what it paid in 2021. The company spent $375 million plus contingent payments a year ago to buy the bulk of its assets in one of the most prolific crude-producing areas in the U.S. from Oasis PetroleumInc. The oil prices increased to triple digits and buyers wanted to gain a toehold in the basin, whereas backers of private shale companies such as Percussion use it as a chance to exit their investments with big profits. Remarkably, U.S. crude oil futures have grown about 50% to approximately $109/bbl since June 29, 2021, when Percussion closed its deal with Oasis.
Ain't Nothing Like a $2 Billion Deal: Oasis Sells Midstream Affiliate to Crestwood
Crestwood & Oasis Midstream merge to create a top Williston #basin player. $1.8 billion deal is expected to close during the Q1 of 2022. The transaction will result in a 21.7% ownership stake for Oasis in Crestwood common units. The remaining ownership of Oasis in Crestwood will also be of benefit to the company since it will create a diversified midstream operator with a strong balance sheet and a bullish outlook after this accretive merger.
Enbridge acquired Tres Palacios natural gas storage facility in Texas for $335 million, adding approximately 35 Bcf of natural gas storage to their portfolio. The facility uses salt caverns for storage and has a gas header pipeline system that spans 62 miles and links to 11 major gas pipelines. Crestwood Equity Partners LP intends to divest its interests in Tres Palacios by the second quarter.
The U.S. natural gas pipeline network is a complex system of pipelines that transport natural gas from production areas to consumers across the country. The pipeline network consists of three main types of pipelines: gathering pipelines, transmission pipelines, and distribution pipelines. Gathering pipelines are small-diameter pipelines that transport natural gas from production wells to processing facilities or larger transmission pipelines. Transmission pipelines are large-diameter pipelines that transport natural gas over long distances, sometimes across multiple states. Distribution pipelines operate at low pressure and are located in or near urban areas. They are often referred to as "utility pipelines" because they are typically owned and operated by local gas utility companies.
Diamondback Energy, an independent oil and gas company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Lario Permian, marking the closure of two major deals in the fourth quarter of 2022. The company purchased two private operators in the Midland Basin for approximately $3.3 billion.