Magellan Midstream Terminal

Magellan sells partial interest in Pasadena terminal JV for $270 million

May 10, 2021
Partnership remains operator of MVP Terminalling, which includes 5 million barrels of storage, truck loading facilities

Magellan Midstream Partners recently sold “nearly half” of its membership interest in its Pasadena TX marine terminal joint venture, MVP Terminalling, to an undisclosed financial buyer for $270 million.

The sale closed April 19, the company said.

Magellan now owns approximately 25% of MVP Terminalling and remains the operator of the facility.

MVP Terminalling owns a refined petroleum products marine storage terminal along the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena. The terminal currently includes over 5 million barrels of storage, two ship docks and truck loading facilities, with space to nearly double its current capacity.

“Important energy infrastructure assets—such as those owned by our Pasadena marine terminal joint venture—are critical to both the U.S. and global economy and continue to be highly valued,” said Michael Mears, chief executive officer. “As Magellan has demonstrated in the past, we regularly review both potential investments and our own asset portfolio for opportunities to unlock incremental value for our investors.

“With this transaction, we are optimizing our portfolio while retaining a meaningful position in a strategic and state-of-the-art new facility that is well-positioned to continue to meet the growing demand for refined products export logistics.”

Magellan said it intends to use the proceeds from the transaction consistent with its stated capital allocation priorities, including potential unit repurchases.

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