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Targa To Buy Remaining NGL Pipeline Stake For $1.05B

 |  January 3, 2023

Targa Resources said on Tuesday it will buy the remaining stake in its Grand Prix NGL Pipeline that it does not already own, for $1.05 billion in cashfrom Blackstone’s energy unit.

Targa, which will purchase 25% stake from Blackstone Energy Partners, acquired 75% interest in the pipeline last year when it repurchased interests in its development company joint ventures from investment firm Stonepeak Partners for about $925 million.

The Stonepeak deal also included 100% interest in its Train 6 fractionator in Mont Belvieu, Texas, and a 25% equity interest in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline.

Grand Prix has the capacity to transport up to 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of natural gas liquids (NGL) to the NGL market hub at Mont Belvieu.

“The performance of our Grand Prix NGL Pipeline has exceeded expectations since it began full operations in the third quarter of 2019, integrating our leading NGL supply aggregation position in the Permian Basin to key demand markets in Mont Belvieu and along the U.S. Gulf Coast,” said Targa Chief Executive Officer Matt Meloy.