Enterprise Products Partners L.P., TEPPCO Partners, L.P. and Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. announced the merger of Enterprise and TEPPCO which created the largest publicly traded energy partnership with an enterprise value of more than $26 billion. The combined partnership, which will retain the name Enterprise Products Partners L.P., will access the largest producing basins of natural gas, NGLs and crude oil in the U.S., and serve some of the largest consuming regions for natural gas, NGLs, refined products, crude oil and petrochemicals.
The combined partnership will own almost 48,000 miles of pipelines comprised of over 22,000 miles of NGL, refined product and petrochemical pipelines, over 20,000 miles of natural gas pipelines and more than 5,000 miles of crude oil pipelines. The merged partnership’s logistical assets will include approximately 200 million barrels of NGL, refined product and crude oil storage capacity; 27 Bcf of natural gas storage capacity; one of the largest NGL import/export terminals in the U.S., located on the Houston Ship Channel; 60 NGL, refined product and chemical terminals spanning the U.S. from the west coast to the east coast; and crude oil import terminals on the Texas Gulf Coast. The combined partnership will own interests in 17 fractionation plants with over 600,000 barrels per day of net capacity; 25 natural gas processing plants with a net capacity of approximately 9 billion cubic feet per day; and 3 butane isomerization facilities with a capacity of 116,000 barrels per day. The combined partnership would also be one of the largest inland tank barge companies in the U.S.