Global Partners Signs Agreement to Acquire Majority Interest in Basin Transload for $80M
Expanding its presence in the energy-rich Bakken region, Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 60% membership interest in Basin Transload LLC (“Basin Transload”), which operates two transloading facilities in North Dakota with a combined rail loading capacity of 160,000 barrels per day. The total purchase price is expected to be approximately $80 million.
The transloading facilities are approximately 195 miles apart in Columbus and Beulah, North Dakota. The Columbus facility is located along the Canadian Pacific Railway and provides single line haul service to Global's recently expanded terminal in Albany, NY. Basin Transload's Beulah site, which supports crude oil production efforts in the Williston Basin, is located along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad with direct long-haul service to the West Coast and Gulf Coast markets. The Partnership owns and operates a 100,000 barrel storage tank and truck offloading rack at the Columbus facility.
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