Targa Resources expands Permian footprint

Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE:TRGP) has executed definitive agreements for its subsidiary, Targa Resources Partners LP, to acquire 100% of the membership interests of Outrigger Delaware Operating LLC, Outrigger Southern Delaware Operating LLC (together "Outrigger Delaware") and Outrigger Midland Operating LLC ("Outrigger Midland" and together with "Outrigger Delaware", "Outrigger Permian"). Targa will pay initial cash consideration of $565 million for the membership interests.

The Outrigger Delaware gas gathering and processing and crude gathering assets are located in Loving, Winkler and Ward counties. The Delaware Basin assets are underpinned by producer dedications of more than 145,000 acres under long-term, largely fee-based contracts, with a weighted average contract life of 14 years. Outrigger Delaware assets include 70 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity. Targa plans to connect the Outrigger Delaware assets to Targa's existing Sand Hills system, extending Targa's premier Permian Basin footprint across the Delaware and Midland Basins. Targa also plans to evaluate future connections from Outrigger Delaware to its Versado system. Currently, there is 40,000 barrels per day of crude gathering capacity on the Outrigger Delaware system.

The Outrigger Midland gas gathering and processing and crude gathering assets are located in Howard, Martin and Borden counties. The Midland Basin assets are underpinned by high-quality producer dedications of more than 105,000 acres under long-term, largely fee-based contracts, with a weighted average contract life of 13 years. Outrigger Midland currently has 10 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity, and Targa expects to connect the Outrigger Midland assets to Targa's WestTX system in Martin County. Currently, there is also 40,000 barrels per day of crude gathering capacity on the Outrigger Midland system.

Locke Lord acted as legal counsel for Targa Resources Corp. and the company’s subsidiary, Targa Resources Partners LP. Completion of this transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

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