HOUSTON, TX (October 24, 2017) – Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC (Eureka Midstream or the Company) announced today a new ownership structure and provided an operations update.
New Ownership Structure and Improved Financial Flexibility
Eureka Midstream announced a new ownership structure of the Company. Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc. (BRMR), formerly known as Magnum Hunter Resources, entered into a definitive agreement to divest 100% of its equity investment in Eureka Midstream. BRMR formerly had an equity partnership in the Company with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, Inc. (MSI). MSI has entered into a new partnership in the Company with SK Holdings Co., Ltd. (SK), a top three conglomerate in South Korea, with assets of $150 billion and deep expertise in the energy sector globally. SK now has a direct ownership interest in the company and will work with MSI and the Eureka team to continue to drive the system’s impressive growth.
Eureka Midstream, as further noted in a press release issued September 6, 2017, closed on a $400 million senior credit facility with an additional $100 million accordion provision, subject to certain terms and conditions. Intended use of the credit facility will be to fund capital expenditures, finance acquisitions, and organic growth projects. The new Eureka Midstream credit facility, among other things, provides the Company with improved financial flexibility with an increase in aggregate commitments from $225 million to $400 million.
“Third quarter 2017 was a busy and productive period at Eureka Midstream. Our new credit facility provides us with improved financial flexibility and liquidity to explore and pursue new expansion opportunities for both our valued customers and shareholders in the nation’s largest natural gas basin,” says Chris Akers, President of Eureka Midstream.
“At the same time,” Akers continued, “we believe that our continued operational and commercial execution to serve the needs of existing as well as new customers, combined with our new ownership structure, will create additional opportunities for growth and development at Eureka. Already, we have seen a significant increase in drilling activity throughout the basin as companies continue to recognize that the Marcellus and Utica are the country’s lowest cost and most prolific natural gas and natural gas liquids resource. This increase in drilling activity has further facilitated an increase in midstream activity. We believe these developments, as well as the exceptional experience and success that both Morgan Stanley and SK bring to the table, will drive increased throughput volumes within our network and create future growth opportunities at Eureka Midstream.”
Eureka Midstream’s twelve interconnects, designed to provide higher netbacks and optionality for our clients, combined with the strategic location of our 200+ mile pipeline network, has driven increased demand for our services. Initial demand estimates indicate roughly 30 – 40 percent increase in throughput volumes between first quarter 2017 and year-end 2017, to more than 1 Bcf/d.
About Eureka Midstream
Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC is a Houston, Texas based midstream company focused in the Appalachian Basin. The Company is currently active in two of the most prolific unconventional shale resource plays in North America, the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale located in Northwest West Virginia and Southeast Ohio.
On April 10, 2019, EQM Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM), a subsidiary of Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE: ETRN), closed the transaction to acquire a 60% interest in Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC (Eureka Midstream) and a 100% interest in Hornet Midstream Holdings, LLC (Hornet Midstream).
As integration activities begin, keeping safety our number one priority and ensuring business continuity will be of utmost importance. During the transition process, there are often questions that arise from our various stakeholders – please use the information below to receive assistance:
Emergency Contact: During the transition period, all emergency calls will continue to utilize Eureka’s Gas Control at (800) 269-6673. Additional emergency contact information will be provided once the transition is complete.
Customers: During the transition period, current Eureka Midstream customers may continue to visit Eureka’s Customer Activities website to place nominations and view notices.
Property Owners (Landowners): Any questions or concerns regarding your Eureka Midstream right-of-way agreement or land lease may be directed via email to OwnerRelations@equitransmidstream.com. Additionally, please feel free to visit the ETRN Owner Relations website for a listing of frequently asked questions.
Vendors/Suppliers: For additional information regarding procurement services or questions regarding existing contracts, please email SupplyChainContracts@equitransmidstream.com.
Business Development Inquiries: Please call Amy Tabler at 740-760-1156.
Media Inquiries: For acquisition-related and/or general media inquiries, please email Natalie Cox.
General and Community Inquiries: Please direct your inquiry via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Investor Inquiries: Visit the Investors page on our respective ETRN or EQM websites for contact information, investor presentations, earnings releases, and SEC filings.
Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN) has a premier asset footprint in the Appalachian Basin and is one of the largest natural gas gatherers in the United States. With a rich 135-year history in the energy industry, ETRN was launched as a standalone company in 2018 and, through its subsidiaries, has an operational focus on gas gathering systems, transmission and storage systems, and water services assets that support natural gas producers across the Basin. ETRN is helping to meet America’s growing need for clean-burning energy, while also providing a rewarding workplace and enriching the communities where its employees live and work. ETRN owns the non-economic general partner interest and an approximate 60% limited partner interest in EQM.
For more information on Equitrans Midstream Corporation, visit www.equitransmidstream.com
EQM Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. As one of the largest gatherers of natural gas in the United States, EQM provides midstream services to producers, utilities, and other customers through its strategically located natural gas transmission, storage, and gathering systems, and water services to support energy development and production in the Marcellus and Utica regions. EQM owns approximately 950 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipelines and approximately 2,200 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines.
For more information on EQM Midstream Partners, LP, visit www.eqm-midstreampartners.com