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NuStar Energy Announces Long-Term Lease Agreements at Three Asphalt Terminals
Jun 4 14
NuStar Energy L.P. announced that it has signed a long-term lease agreement with Shell Oil Products U.S. for storage at its Houston (TX) Asphalt terminal. The company also announced a five-year agreement with HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing, LLC to lease its Rosario (NM) and Catoosa (OK) asphalt terminals. NuStar completed the divestiture of its asphalt joint venture operations in February, but maintained ownership of these three terminals as part of the transaction. NuStar's agreement for the Houston asphalt terminal took effect on May 1, 2014. NuStar's Houston Asphalt terminal consists of 85,000 barrels of heated asphalt storage, the Houston Ship Channel barge dock, an automatic two-bay truck loading rack, two-bay truck offloading racks and a Polymer-Modified Asphalt (PMA) mill. NuStar's agreement with HollyFrontier in Catoosa, which took effect on April 1, 2014, enables HollyFrontier to supply PMA and Performance Graded (PG) asphalts to the mid-continent market. NuStar's Catoosa terminal consists of 340,000 barrels of heated asphalt storage, a barge dock, a four-bay truck loading/unloading rack, rail capabilities, a certified lab and a PMA mill. NuStar's agreement with HollyFrontier for the Rosario asphalt terminal will commence on July 1, 2014. The Rosario terminal consists of 160,000 barrels of heated asphalt storage, a two-bay automatic 24/7 truck loading rack, rail capabilities, warehouse storage and a PMA mill.
NuStar Energy L.P. Declares Distribution for the First Quarter of 2014 Payable on May 12, 2014
Apr 23 14
NuStar Energy’s Board of Directors declared a distribution of $1.095 per unit for the first quarter of 2014 and the distribution will be paid on May 12, 2014.
NuStar Energy L.P. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter of 2014 and Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014
Apr 23 14
NuStar Energy L.P. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company has posted total revenues of $849,213,000 against $998,186,000 a year ago. Operating income was $81,103,000 against $63,358,000 a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $42,996,000 or $0.40 per share against $19,599,000 or $0.10 per share a year ago. Net income was $39,637,000 or $0.36 per share against $24,404,000 or $0.17 per share a year ago. EBITDA from continuing operations was $126,705,000 against $94,122,000 a year ago.
The company's second quarter EPU and EBITDA results as well as coverage ratio should also exceed last year's second quarter results. EBITDA results in pipeline and fuels marketing segments are expected to be higher than last year's second quarter primarily due to increased pipeline throughputs and improved results in its bunkering operations. Second quarter storage segment results are expected to be down slightly compared to the same quarter last year. During the second quarter, the company expects depreciation and amortization expense around $45 million to $46 million and interest expense in the range of $32 million to $33 million. Based on these projections, second quarter earnings per unit should be $0.35 to $0.45 per unit while distributable cash flow from continuing operations per limited partner unit should be in the range of $0.85 to $0.95 per unit.
The company is reaffirming the 2014 guidance it has provided in February 2014, it is expecting pipeline segment EBITDA to be $40 to $60 million higher than 2013 and storage segment adjusted EBITDA to be comparable to 2013. The company expects fuels marketing segment to generate EBITDA in the range of $10 to $30 million. Based on these projections, the company expects to start covering distributions in the second half of 2014 and for the full year 2014. The company expects to spend $350 million to $370 million on internal growth projects during 2014, the majority of which will be spent on projects in pipeline segment. The 2014 reliability capital spending remains unchanged, and is expected to be in the range of $35 million to $45 million.
NuStar Energy L.P. Presents at NAPTP 2014 MLP Investor Conference, May-21-2014 11:45 AM
Apr 1 14
NuStar Energy L.P. Presents at NAPTP 2014 MLP Investor Conference, May-21-2014 11:45 AM. Venue: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach , FL 32082, United States. Speakers: Bradley C. Barron, Chief Executive Officer of NuStar GP LLC, President of NuStar GP LLC and Director of NNuStar GP LLC, Thomas R. Shoaf, Chief Financial Officer of NuStar GP LLC and Executive Vice President of NuStar GP LLC.
NuStar Energy L.P. to Report Q1, 2014 Results on Apr 23, 2014
Mar 31 14
NuStar Energy L.P. announced that they will report Q1, 2014 results at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Apr 23, 2014