Crestwood Midstream 2Q15: Slight Net Loss; MARC II Still Alive

Crestwood Midstream Partners issued their second quarter 2015 update yesterday. Unlike Sunoco Logistics Partners which generated and distributed the most money ever in a single quarter (see today’s Sunoco LP story), Crestwood experienced a net loss of $42 million over the same quarter last year. But when you dig deeper you find that $40 million of that was a devaluation of its assets on paper. In other words they only lost around $2 million of cash in operations. Compared to the deep hole drillers are in, Crestwood’s shortfall is nothing. Crestwood has operations in the Marcellus as well as several other major shale plays. One bit of news we noticed from this update: Crestwood “continues to move forward with customer discussions and preliminary design work for the 1.0 Bcf/d MARC II pipeline project to interconnect with the announced Penn East Pipeline project in 2017.” We first told you about the MARC II in October 2014 (see Crestwood Announces Successful Open Season for MARC II PA Pipeline). No mention in the 2Q15 update about the Seneca Lake propane storage project that is still, inexplicably, not approved by the NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation now going on six years…

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