Aegean too Acquire Hess Corporation's US East Coast Bunkering Business for $30M
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. East Coast bunkering business of Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES). This transaction, for a purchase price of $30 million, plus an amount to be paid for inventory, is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Hess Corporation is currently the leading marketer of marine fuels along the U.S. East Coast. The Hess bunkering operation and associated assets supply the heavily trafficked ports of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Charleston, and include approximately 250,000 cubic meters of leased tank storage. Over the last three years, these bunkering operations averaged 1.8 million metric tons in annual sales.
This transaction not only marks Aegean's entry into supplying customers in the U.S. but also enables Aegean to meaningfully expand its global full-service marine fuel platform and increase its exposure to U.S. clients worldwide, including leading cruise lines.
E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, commented, "We are pleased to further