Sunoco Logistics Partners LP--Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2011

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission file number 1-31219

 

 

SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   23-3096839

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1818 Market Street, Suite 1500, Philadelphia, PA   19103
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (866) 248-4344

Former name, former address and formal fiscal year, if changed since last report: Not Applicable

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.:

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

At September 30, 2011, the number of the registrant’s Common Units and Class A Units outstanding were 33,128,767 and 1,313,145, respectively.

 

 

 


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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

INDEX

 

         Page
Number
 
  PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

  
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 (unaudited)

     3   
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2011 (unaudited) and December 31, 2010

     4   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 (unaudited)

     5   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010 (unaudited)

     6   
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

     7   

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     31   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     38   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     40   
  PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     41   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

     41   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     41   

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     41   

Item 4.

 

Reserved

     41   

Item 5.

 

Other Information

     41   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

     42   

SIGNATURE

       43   

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions, except per unit amounts)

 

     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011     2010     2011     2010  

Revenues

        

Sales and other operating revenue:

        

Unaffiliated customers

   $ 2,808      $ 1,583      $ 7,148      $ 4,905   

Affiliates (Note 3)

     39        293        381        680   

Other income

     3        7        9        25   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     2,850        1,883        7,538        5,610   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     2,675        1,762        7,086        5,295   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     24        16        61        45   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     23        15        67        52   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     2,722        1,793        7,214        5,392   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     128        90        324        218   

Net interest cost - affiliates (Note 3)

     —          1        2        1   

Other interest cost and debt expense, net

     26        20        66        56   

Capitalized interest

     (2     (1     (5     (3

Gain on investments in affiliates

     —          128        —          128   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

   $ 104      $ 198      $ 261      $ 292   

Provision for income taxes (Note 6)

     7        4        18        4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 97      $ 194      $ 243      $ 288   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     2        1        6        1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 95      $ 193      $ 237      $ 287   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Calculation of Limited Partners’ interest:

        

Net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 95      $ 193      $ 237      $ 287   

Less: General Partner’s interest

     (14     (15     (40     (36
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Limited Partners’ interest(1)

   $ 81      $ 178      $ 197      $ 251   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. per Limited Partner unit (Note 4):

        

Basic

   $ 2.35      $ 5.60      $ 5.86      $ 8.03   

Diluted

   $ 2.34      $ 5.57      $ 5.85      $ 7.99   

Weighted average Limited Partners’ units outstanding:

        

Basic

     34.4        31.8        33.6        31.3   

Diluted

     34.6        32.0        33.7        31.5   

 

(1)

Includes interest in net income attributable to Class A Units

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions)

 

     September 30,
2011
    December 31,
2010
 
     (UNAUDITED)        

Assets

    

Current Assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 8      $ 2   

Advances to affiliated companies (Note 3)

     138        44   

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies (Note 3)

     —          154   

Accounts receivable, net

     2,113        1,536   

Inventories (Note 5)

     347        63   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     2,606        1,799   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment

     3,187        2,799   

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (721     (671
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     2,466        2,128   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Goodwill (Note 7)

     77        63   

Investment in affiliates (Note 8)

     74        73   

Intangible assets, net (Note 7)

     284        109   

Other assets

     23        16   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 5,530      $ 4,188   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

    

Accounts payable

   $ 2,116      $ 1,591   

Accrued liabilities

     107        76   

Accrued taxes payable (Note 6)

     53        44   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     2,276        1,711   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt (Note 9)

     1,698        1,129   

Long-term debt - affiliated companies (Notes 3 and 9)

     100        100   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     51        42   

Deferred income taxes (Note 6)

     223        164   

Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 10)

    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     4,348        3,146   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     1,182        1,042   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 5,530      $ 4,188   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions)

 

     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011     2010  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Net Income

   $ 243      $ 288   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by / (used in) operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     61        45   

Gain on investments in affiliates

     —          (128

Changes in working capital pertaining to operating activities:

    

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies

     154        (35

Accounts receivable, net

     (555     (78

Inventories

     (249     (185

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     551        179   

Accrued taxes

     10        2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     215        88   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

    

Capital expenditures

     (122     (113

Major Acquisitions

     (396     (243
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (518     (356
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

    

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (156     (138

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (3     (2

Net proceeds from issuance of Partnership units

     —          143   

Contributions from general partner

     2        3   

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited
partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

  

 

(3

    (3

Repayments under credit facility

     (561     (732

Borrowings under credit facility

     529        613   

Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     595        494   

Promissory note from affiliate

     —          100   

Repayment of promissory note

     —          (201

Advances to affiliated companies, net

     (94     (9
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     309        268   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     6        —     

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     2      $ 2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 8      $ 2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions)

 

     Limited Partners      General
Partner
    Accumulated  Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total  
     Common     Class A                           

Balance at December 31, 2009

   $ 837      $ —         $ 27      $ (2   $ —        $ 862   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income:

             

Net Income

     251        —           36        —          1        288   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

     251        —           36        —          1        288   

Issuance of Limited Partner units to the public

     143        —           3        —          —          146   

Unissued units under incentive plans

     5        —           —          —          —          5   

Distribution equivalent rights

     (1     —           —          —          —          (1

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     (3     —           —          —          —          (3

Noncontrolling equity in joint ventures acquisitions

     —          —           —          —          80        80   

Distribution related to IDR transaction

     (197     —           (4     —          —          (201

Distributions paid to limited partners, general
partner and noncontrolling interests

     (104     —           (34     —          (2    

 

—  

(140

  

  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2010

   $ 931      $ —         $ 28      $ (2   $ 79      $ 1,036   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Limited Partners     General
Partner
    Accumulated  Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total  
     Common     Class A                          

Balance at December 31, 2010

   $ 940      $ —        $ 28      $ (3   $ 77      $ 1,042   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income:

            

Net Income

     196        1        40        —          6        243   

Change in cash flow hedges

     —          —          —          12        —          12   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

     196        1        40        12        6        255   

Noncontrolling equity in joint venture acquisitions

     —          —          —          —          20        20   

Issuance of Class A Units to Sunoco, Inc

     —          98        2        —          —          100   

Distribution in connection with related party acquisitions

     (73     (3     (2     —          —          (78

Unissued units under incentive plans

     5        —          —          —          —          5   

Distribution equivalent rights

     (1     —          —          —          —          (1

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     (3     —          —          —          —          (3

Distributions paid to limited partners, general partner and noncontrolling interests

     (119     —          (37     —          (3     (159

Other

     —          —            —          1        1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2011

   $ 945      $ 96      $ 31      $ 9      $ 101      $ 1,182   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

1. Basis of Presentation

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“the Partnership”) is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business, consisting of refined products and crude oil pipelines, terminalling and storage assets, and refined products and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. The Partnership is principally engaged in the transport, terminalling and storage of refined products and crude oil and the purchase and sale of crude oil in 29 states located throughout the United States. Sunoco, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries including Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) are collectively referred to as “Sunoco.” Sunoco accounted for approximately 1.4 and 5.1 percent of the Partnership’s total revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

The condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the results of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations L.P. and include the accounts of entities in which the Partnership has a controlling financial interest. A controlling financial interest is evidenced by either a controlling voting interest or a risk and rewards model that identifies the Partnership or one of its subsidiaries as the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”). All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation and noncontrolling interests in equity and net income are shown separately in the condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of income. Equity ownership interests in corporate joint ventures, in which the Partnership does not have a controlling financial interest, are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial reporting. They do not include all disclosures normally made in financial statements contained in Form 10-K. In management’s opinion, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods shown have been made. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The Partnership expects the interim increase in quantities of inventory to decline by year end and therefore, has adjusted its interim LIFO calculation to produce a reasonable matching of the most recently incurred costs with current revenues. Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year 2011.

As discussed further in Note 16, in the third quarter 2011, the Partnership realigned its reporting segments. For the purpose of comparability, all prior period segment disclosures have been recast to conform to the current period presentation. Such recasts have no impact on previously reported consolidated net income.

 

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2. Acquisitions

In August 2011, the Partnership acquired a refined products terminal, located in East Boston, Massachusetts, from affiliates of ConocoPhillips for $56 million plus inventory. The terminal is the sole service provider to Logan International Airport under a long-term contract to supply jet fuel. The purchase was financed with a portion of the net proceeds from the Senior Notes offering in July 2011 (see Note 9). The acquisition is included within the Terminal Facilities segment.

In August 2011, the Partnership acquired a crude oil purchasing and marketing business from Texon L.P. (“Texon”) for $205 million plus the fair market value of its crude oil inventory. The purchase consists of a lease crude business and gathering assets in 16 states, primarily in the western United States. The current crude oil volume of the business is approximately 75,000 barrels per day at the wellhead. The purchase was financed with a portion of the net proceeds from the Senior Notes offering in July 2011 (see Note 9). The acquisition is included within the Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment as of the acquisition date.

In July 2011, the Partnership acquired the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets from Sunoco for $100 million. The tank farm is located in Westville, New Jersey and consists of approximately 5 million barrels of active storage for clean products and dark oils. The acquisition was funded by the issuance of $98 million of Class A units to Sunoco, which represent a new class of units on which no distributions will be paid for a one-year period, and $2 million of cash. The new units convert to common units on the one-year anniversary of their issuance. As the acquisition was from a related party, the assets acquired were recorded by the Partnership at Sunoco’s net carrying cost of approximately $22 million, and the $78 million difference between the consideration paid and the basis was recorded by the Partnership as a capital distribution. The acquisition is included within the Terminal Facilities segment as of the acquisition date.

In May 2011, the Partnership acquired an 83.8 percent equity interest in Inland Corporation (“Inland”), which is the owner of 350 miles of active refined products pipelines in Ohio. The pipeline connects three refineries in Ohio to terminals and major markets in Ohio. The Partnership acquired its equity interest for approximately $99 million, net of cash received, through a purchase of a 27.0 percent equity interest from Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) and a 56.8 percent equity interest from Sunoco. The 56.8 percent equity interest acquired from Sunoco is considered a transaction between entities under common control and therefore the assets and liabilities transferred have been recorded by the Partnership at Sunoco’s carrying value. As the Partnership now has a controlling financial interest in Inland, the joint venture is reflected as a consolidated subsidiary of the Partnership from the date of the final acquisition and is included within the Refined Products Pipeline segment. The purchase was ultimately financed with a portion of the net proceeds from the Senior Notes offering in July 2011 (see Note 9).

The following table summarizes the effects of the 2011 acquisitions on the Partnership’s balance sheet as of the respective acquisition dates:

 

     East  Boston
Terminal
    Texon
Crude
    Eagle Point
Tank  Farm
    Inland     Total  
     (in millions)  

Increase in:

          

Current assets

   $ 17      $ 24      $ —        $ 3      $ 44   

Properties, plants & equipment, net

     63        7        22        178        270   

Intangible assets, net

     —          183        —          —          183   

Goodwill

     —          14        —          —          14   

Current liabilities

     —          (6     —          (1     (7

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     (7     —          —          (1     (8

Deferred income taxes

     —          —          —          (60     (60

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. equity

     —          —          (20     —          (20

Noncontrolling interests

     —          —          —          (20     (20
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash paid for acquisition

   $ 73      $ 222      $ 2      $ 99      $ 396   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

In July 2010, the Partnership acquired a butane blending business from Texon for $140 million plus inventory. The acquisition includes patented technology for blending of butane into gasoline, contracts with customers currently utilizing the patented technology, butane inventories and other related assets. The acquisition was funded by a subordinated $100 million note from Sunoco, Inc., and borrowings under one of the Operating Partnership’s former credit facilities. The purchase price was allocated to the underlying net assets acquired based upon estimates of their fair values at the date of acquisition. Goodwill was recognized related to expected synergies with the Partnership’s terminal facilities. The blending business has been included within the Terminal Facilities business segment since the date of acquisition.

 

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In July 2010, the Partnership exercised its rights to acquire an additional ownership interest in West Shore Pipe Line Company (“West Shore”) for approximately $6 million, increasing its ownership interest from 12.3 percent to 17.1 percent. West Shore owns and operates approximately 650 miles of common carrier refined products pipelines that originates in Chicago, Illinois and services delivery points from Chicago to Wisconsin. The investment was valued based on the fair value of the consideration transferred. The investment is accounted for as an equity method investment, with the equity income recorded based on the Partnership’s ownership percentage from the date of acquisition.

In July 2010, the Partnership exercised its rights to acquire an additional ownership interest in Mid-Valley Pipeline Company (“Mid-Valley”) for approximately $58 million, increasing its ownership interest from 55.3 percent to 91.0 percent. Mid-Valley owns approximately 1,000 miles of common carrier pipelines, which originates in Longview, Texas and terminates in Sarnia, Michigan. The pipeline provides crude oil to a number of refineries, primarily in the midwest United States.

In August 2010, the Partnership exercised similar rights to acquire an additional ownership interest in West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company (“West Texas Gulf”) for approximately $27 million, increasing its ownership interest from 43.8 percent to 60.3 percent. West Texas Gulf owns and operates approximately 600 miles of common carrier crude oil pipelines which originates from the West Texas oil fields at Colorado City and the Partnership’s Nederland terminal, and extends to Longview, Texas where deliveries are made to several pipelines, including Mid-Valley.

These acquisitions of the additional joint venture interests were ultimately funded by proceeds from the Partnership’s August 2010 equity issuance. As the Partnership now has a controlling financial interest in both Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf, the joint ventures are both reflected as consolidated subsidiaries of the Partnership from the date of acquisition. Gains attributable to the re-measurement of the previously held equity interests in Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf of approximately $71 million and $57 million, respectively, were recognized in “Gain on investments in affiliates” in the condensed consolidated statements of income for the periods ended September 30, 2010. The fair value of the Partnership’s pre-acquisition equity interests in Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf, approximately $90 million and $71 million, respectively, were determined based on the amounts paid by the Partnership, which were equal to the offers of other prospective acquirers.

The following table summarizes the effects of the 2010 acquisitions on the Partnership’s balance sheet as of the respective acquisition dates:

 

     Butane
Blending
     Joint
Ventures
    Total  
     (in millions)  

Increase in:

       

Current assets

   $ 14       $ 23      $ 37   

Investment in affiliates

     —           6        6   

Properties, plants & equipment, net

     1         471        472   

Intangible assets, net

     90         —          90   

Goodwill

     47         —          47   

Other assets

     —           1        1   

Current liabilities

     —           (4     (4

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     —           (1     (1

Deferred income taxes

     —           (164     (164

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. equity

     —           (128     (128

Noncontrolling interests

     —           (80     (80

Decrease in:

       

Investment in affiliates

     —           (33     (33
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash paid for acquisition

   $ 152       $ 91      $ 243   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

3. Related Party Transactions

Incentive Distribution Rights Exchange

In January 2010, the Partnership entered into a repurchase agreement with its general partner, whereby the Partnership agreed to repurchase from the general partner the existing incentive distribution rights (“IDRs”) for $201 million and issue new IDRs. Pursuant to this transaction, the Partnership executed the third amended and restated agreement of limited partnership. This new partnership agreement reflects the cancellation of the original IDRs and the authorization and issuance of the new IDRs. The Partnership ultimately financed the transaction with a portion of the proceeds from the February 2010 issuance of the 5.50 and 6.85 percent Senior Notes.

Promissory Note from Affiliate

In July 2010, the Partnership acquired a butane blending business from Texon. The acquisition was partially funded by a three-year, subordinated, $100 million note from Sunoco, which bears interest at three-month LIBOR plus 275 basis points per annum.

 

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Advances to/from Affiliate

The Partnership has a treasury services agreement with Sunoco pursuant to which it, among other things, participates in Sunoco’s centralized cash management program. Under this program, all of the Partnership’s cash receipts and cash disbursements are processed, together with those of Sunoco and its other subsidiaries, through Sunoco’s cash accounts with a corresponding credit or charge to an intercompany account. The intercompany balances are settled periodically, but no less frequently than monthly. Amounts due from Sunoco earn interest at a rate equal to the average rate of the Partnership’s third-party money market investments, while amounts due to Sunoco bear interest at a rate equal to the interest rate provided in the Operating Partnership’s $350 million Credit Facility (see Note 9).

Administrative Services

Under the Omnibus Agreement, the Partnership pays Sunoco an annual administrative fee that includes expenses incurred by Sunoco and its affiliates to perform certain centralized corporate functions, such as legal, accounting, treasury, engineering, information technology, insurance, and other corporate services, including the administration of employee benefit plans. This fee was $5 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The fee increased to $13 million for 2011 to cover shared management costs, including senior executives, which were previously recorded as a direct expense by the Partnership. The increase was also driven by a higher allocation of fees associated with corporate functions which were previously outsourced to third parties. This fee does not include the salaries of pipeline and terminal personnel or other employees of the general partner or the cost of their employee benefits. The Partnership has no employees, and reimburses Sunoco and its affiliates for these costs and other direct expenses incurred on the Partnership’s behalf. These costs may be increased if the acquisition or construction of new assets or businesses requires an increase in the level of general and administrative services received by the Partnership.

In addition to the annual administrative fee, selling, general and administrative expenses in the statements of income include the allocation of shared insurance costs. The Partnership’s share of allocated Sunoco employee benefit plan expenses, including noncontributory defined benefit retirement plans, defined contribution 401(k) plans, employee and retiree medical, dental and life insurance plans, incentive compensation plans and other such benefits are reflected in cost of products sold and operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses in the statements of income.

Affiliated Revenues and Accounts Receivable, Affiliated Companies

The Partnership is party to various agreements with Sunoco to supply refined products and to provide pipeline and terminalling services. Affiliated revenues in the statements of income consist of sales of refined products and crude oil as well as the related provision, and services including pipeline transportation, terminalling, and storage and blending to Sunoco. Prior to the sale of the Toledo refinery (discussed below), affiliated revenues included sales of crude oil to Sunoco, which were priced using market-based rates. Sales of refined product are priced using market based rates under agreements which are negotiated annually. Service revenues are recognized based on published tariffs or negotiated rates under agreements.

In March 2011, Sunoco completed the sale of its Toledo refinery to affiliates of PBF Holding Company LLC (“PBF”). Certain of the Partnership’s agreements with Sunoco to supply or purchase crude oil and provide pipeline and terminalling services to support the Toledo refinery have been assigned to PBF or its agents in connection with the sale. The sale of the refinery has not had a material impact on the Partnership’s financial results.

In September 2011, Sunoco announced its intention to sell its Philadelphia and Marcus Hook refineries. If arrangements for sale cannot be made, Sunoco intends to idle the facilities by July 2012. The Partnership’s pipeline and terminal assets which provide logistics support to the refineries have a net book value of approximately $102 million as of September 30, 2011 and generated revenues of approximately $29 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Sunoco’s announcement could result in an adverse impact to the cash flows of these assets, and as a result, the Partnership performed a recoverability analysis of the asset carrying value at September 30, 2011. Based on this analysis, the Partnership concluded that the carrying value of the assets is expected to be recoverable and the idling or sale of the refineries is not expected to have a material impact on the Partnership’s results of operations in future periods. The Partnership continues to monitor how operating changes of these refineries will impact future cash flows.

Acquisitions

In July 2011, the Partnership acquired the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets from Sunoco for $100 million. In addition, in May 2011, the Partnership acquired a controlling financial interest in Inland from Sunoco. Refer to Note 2 for a full description of these acquisitions.

4. Net Income Per Unit Data

The general partner’s interest in net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“net income attributable to the Partnership”) consists of its 2 percent general partner interest and “incentive distributions,” which are increasing percentages, up to 50 percent of quarterly distributions in excess of $0.50 per common unit (see Note 12). The general partner was allocated net income

 

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attributable to the Partnership of $14 and $15 million (representing 15 and 8 percent respectively of total net income attributable to the Partnership) for the three months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively and $40 and $36 million (representing 17 and 13 percent respectively of total net income attributable to the Partnership) for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Diluted net income attributable to the Partnership per common unit is calculated by dividing limited partners’ interest in net income by the sum of the weighted average number of common units outstanding and the dilutive effect of incentive unit awards (see Note 13), calculated using the treasury stock method.

In July 2011, the Partnership issued 1.3 million Class A Units to Sunoco in connection with the acquisition of the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets. The $98 million of deferred distribution units are a new class of units that will convert to common units, on a one-to-one basis, on the one-year anniversary of their issuance. The Class A Units participate in the allocation of net income on a pro-rata basis with the common units.

The following table sets forth the reconciliation of the weighted average number of common units used to compute basic net income attributable to the Partnership per common unit to those used to compute diluted net income attributable to the Partnership per common unit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010:

 

     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010      2011      2010  
     (in millions)      (in millions)  

Weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding - basic

     34.4         31.8         33.6         31.3   

Add effect of dilutive incentive awards

     0.2         0.2         0.1         0.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average number of limited partner units - diluted

     34.6         32.0         33.7         31.5   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

5. Inventories

The components of inventories are as follows:

 

     September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
 
     (in millions)  

Crude oil

   $ 289       $ 39   

Refined products

     48         16   

Refined products additives

     2         2   

Materials, supplies and other

     8         6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 347       $ 63   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The increase in the Partnership’s inventory during 2011 was primarily associated with contango inventory positions, which are expected to be reduced by year-end.

6. Income Taxes

The Partnership is not a taxable entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes, or for the majority of states that impose income taxes. However, there are some states in which the Partnership operates where it is subject to both state and local income taxes. Substantially all of the income tax expense and income tax accruals reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements relate to the consolidation of Mid-Valley, West Texas Gulf and Inland, all of which are subject to income taxes for federal and state purposes. The Partnership also has deferred tax balances related to the difference between the book and tax bases of the assets and liabilities of Mid-Valley, West Texas Gulf and Inland.

7. Intangible Assets

Identifiable Intangible Assets

The Partnership’s intangible assets include customer relationships, technology and certain contracts. The Partnership’s intangible assets were valued at $284 million, net of accumulated amortization of $14 million as of September 30, 2011. Amortization expense related to these intangibles was $5 million and $9 million for the three and nine month periods ended

 

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September 30, 2011, respectively. The values assigned to these intangible assets are amortized to earnings using a straight-line approach, over a weighted-average amortization period of approximately 11 years.

 

   

Customer relationship intangible assets represent the estimated economic value assigned to certain relationships acquired in connection with business combinations or asset purchases whereby (i) the Partnership acquired information about or access to customers, (ii) the customers now have the ability to transact business with the Partnership and (iii) the Partnership is uniquely positioned to provide products or services to the customers.

 

   

Technology-related intangible assets are the Partnership’s patents for blending of butane into refined products. These patents are amortized over their remaining lives.

 

   

Contract-based intangible assets represent specific commercial rights acquired by the Partnership in connection with business combinations or asset purchases. These contracts are amortized over the remaining lives of the contracts.

As of September 30, 2011, the Partnership forecasts $26 million of annual amortization expense for each year through the year 2016 for these intangible assets.

Intangible assets attributable to rights of way are included in the Property, Plants and Equipment in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of an acquired business over the fair value of net assets acquired. Goodwill is not amortized, however it is subject to the Partnership’s annual impairment testing. The Partnership’s goodwill balance at September 30, 2011 was $77 million compared to $63 million at December 31, 2010. The $14 million increase in goodwill relates to the acquisition of a crude oil acquisition and marketing business in August 2011 (Note 2).

8. Investment in Affiliates

The Partnership’s corporate joint ventures own and operate refined products and crude oil pipeline systems. At September 30, 2011 the joint ventures in which the Partnership had a controlling financial interest were consolidated and consisted of:

 

     Equity
Percentage
    Acquisition /
Consolidation Date

Mid-Valley Pipeline Company

     91.0   July 2010

Inland Corporation

     83.8   May 2011

West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company

     60.3   August 2010

The Partnership uses the equity method of accounting to record its proportional share of the results of operations of the joint ventures in which it does not hold a controlling financial interest, including:

 

     Equity
Percentage
 

Wolverine Pipe Line Company

     31.5

West Shore Pipe Line Company

     17.1

Yellowstone Pipe Line Company

     14.0

Explorer Pipeline Company

     9.4

The following table provides summarized, unaudited income statement information on a 100 percent basis for the Partnership’s equity ownership interests for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010:

 

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     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010      2011      2010  
     (in millions)      (in millions)  

Income Statement Data:(1)

           

Total revenues

   $ 110       $ 130       $ 286       $ 348   

Income before income taxes

   $ 45       $ 65       $ 115       $ 164   

Net income

   $ 29       $ 40       $ 70       $ 102   

 

(1) 

The income statement data for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 include amounts related to Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf pipelines. Amounts subsequent to the acquisitions dates are excluded as the Partnership acquired a controlling interest and began consolidating these entities.

 

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The following table provides summarized, unaudited balance sheet information on a 100 percent basis for the Partnership’s equity ownership interests as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
 
     (in millions)  

Balance Sheet Data:

     

Current assets

   $ 153       $ 122   

Non-current assets

   $ 640       $ 646   

Current liabilities

   $ 128       $ 122   

Non-current liabilities

   $ 555       $ 546   

Net equity

   $ 110       $ 100   

9. Debt

The components of the Partnership’s debt balances are as follows:

 

     September 30,
2011
    December 31,
2010
 
     (in millions)  

Affiliated Companies

    

Promissory note, due May 2013

   $ 100      $ 100   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit Facilities

    

$63 million Credit Facility, terminated August 2011

   $ —        $ 31   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Senior Notes

    

Senior Notes - 7.25%, due February 2012

   $ 250      $ 250   

Senior Notes - 8.75%, due February 2014

     175        175   

Senior Notes - 6.125%, due May 2016

     175        175   

Senior Notes - 5.50%, due February 2020

     250        250   

Senior Notes - 4.65%, due February 2022

     300        —     

Senior Notes - 6.85%, due February 2040

     250        250   

Senior Notes - 6.10%, due February 2042

     300        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,700        1,100   

Less:

    

Unamortized bond discount

     (2     (2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total debt

   $ 1,698      $ 1,129   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit Facilities

In August 2011, the Partnership replaced its existing $458 million of credit facilities with two new credit facilities totaling $550 million. The new credit facilities consist of a five-year $350 million unsecured credit facility (the “$350 million Credit Facility”) and a $200 million 364 day unsecured credit facility (the “$200 million Credit Facility”).

The $350 million Credit Facility is available to fund the Operating Partnership’s working capital requirements, to finance acquisitions, to finance capital projects and for general partnership purposes. The $350 million Credit Facility matures in August 2016 and may be prepaid at any time. It bears interest at LIBOR or the Base Rate (defined as the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (b) the Citibank prime rate or (c) LIBOR plus an applicable margin) or the Federal Funds Rate (each plus the applicable margin).

The $200 million Credit Facility, entered into by Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals LP (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Partnership), is available to fund certain crude oil inventory activities. The $200 million Credit Facility matures in August 2012 and may be prepaid at any time. It bears interest at LIBOR or the Base Rate (defined as the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (b) the Citibank prime rate or (c) LIBOR plus an applicable margin) (each plus the applicable margin).

 

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The $350 million and the $200 million Credit Facilities contains various covenants limiting the Partnership’s ability to incur indebtedness; grant certain liens; make certain loans, acquisitions and investments; make any material change to the nature of its business;or enter into a merger or sale of assets, including the sale or transfer of interests in the Operating Partnership’s subsidiaries. The $350 million and $200 million Credit Facilities also limits the Partnership, on a rolling four-quarter basis, to a maximum total consolidated debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio of 5.00 to 1, which can generally be increased to 5.50 to 1 during an acquisition period. The Partnership is in compliance with this covenant as of September 30, 2011.

Senior Notes

In July 2011 the Operating Partnership issued $300 million of 4.65 percent Senior Notes and $300 million of 6.10 percent Senior Notes (the “2022 and 2042 Senior Notes”), due February 2022 and February 2042, respectively. The net proceeds of $595 million from the 2022 and 2042 Senior Notes were used to pay down outstanding borrowings under the $63 and $395 million revolving credit facilities, which were used to fund the acquisitions of a controlling financial interest in Inland and the Texon crude oil purchasing and marketing business, and for general partnership purposes.

10. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

The Partnership is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws which regulate the discharge of materials into the environment or that otherwise relate to the protection of the environment. These laws and regulations can result in liabilities and loss contingencies for remediation at the Partnership’s facilities and at third-party or formerly owned sites. At September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, there were accrued liabilities for environmental remediation in the condensed consolidated balance sheets of $5 and $4 million. The accrued liabilities for environmental remediation do not include any amounts attributable to unasserted claims, nor have any recoveries from insurance been assumed. Charges against income for environmental remediation totaled $1 million and less than $1 million for the three month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively and $4 and $2 million for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Total future costs for environmental remediation activities will depend upon, among other things, the identification of any additional sites, the determination of the extent of the contamination at each site, the timing and nature of required remedial actions, the technology available and needed to meet the various existing legal requirements, the nature and extent of future environmental laws, inflation rates and the determination of the Partnership’s liability at multi-party sites, if any, in light of uncertainties with respect to joint and several liability, and the number, participation levels and financial viability of other parties.

Sunoco has indemnified the Partnership for 30 years from environmental and toxic tort liabilities related to the assets contributed to the Partnership that arose from the operation of such assets prior to the closing of the February 2002 initial public offering (“IPO”). Sunoco has indemnified the Partnership for 100 percent of all losses asserted within the first 21 years of closing of the IPO. Sunoco’s share of liability for claims asserted thereafter will decrease by 10 percent per year. For example, for a claim asserted during the twenty-third year after closing of the IPO, Sunoco would be required to indemnify the Partnership for 80 percent of its loss. There is no monetary cap on the amount of indemnity coverage provided by Sunoco. The Partnership has agreed to indemnify Sunoco for events and conditions associated with the operation of the Partnership’s assets that occur on or after the closing of the IPO and for environmental and toxic tort liabilities to the extent Sunoco is not required to indemnify the Partnership.

Sunoco has also indemnified the Partnership for liabilities other than environmental and toxic tort liabilities related to the assets contributed to the Partnership, that arose out of Sunoco’s ownership and operation of the assets prior to the closing of the IPO and that are asserted within 10 years after closing of the IPO. In addition, Sunoco has also indemnified the Partnership from liabilities relating to certain defects in title for the assets contributed to the Partnership; liabilities associated with failure to obtain certain consents and permits necessary to conduct its business that may arise within 10 years after closing of the IPO; liabilities relating to legal actions currently pending against Sunoco or its affiliates; and liabilities related to events and conditions associated with any assets retained by Sunoco or its affiliates.

Management of the Partnership does not believe that any liabilities which may arise from claims indemnified by Sunoco would be material in relation to the financial position of the Partnership at September 30, 2011. There are certain other pending legal proceedings related to matters arising after the IPO that are not indemnified by Sunoco. Management believes that any liabilities that may arise from these legal proceedings will not be material in relation to the Partnership’s results of operations, cash flows or financial position at September 30, 2011.

 

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11. Equity

The changes in the number of common units outstanding from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 are as follows:

 

     Common
Units
     Class A
Units
     Total Units  
     (in thousands)  

Balance at January 1, 2010

     30,981         —           30,981   

Issuance of common units to the public in August 2010

     2,013         —           2,013   

Units issued under incentive plans

     72         —           72   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2010

     33,066         —           33,066   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Units issued under incentive plans

     63         —           63   

Class A Units issued to Sunoco, Inc. in July 2011 (Note 2)

     —           1,313         1,313   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2011

     33,129         1,313         34,442   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

On October 25, 2011, the Partnership’s Board of Directors declared a three-for-one split of the Partnership’s common and Class A units. The unit split will result in the issuance of two additional common and Class A units for every one unit owned as of the close of business on November 18, 2011, which is the record date. The unit split will be effective December 2, 2011. All unit and per unit information included in this report are presented on a pre-split basis.

12. Cash Distributions

Within 45 days after the end of each quarter, the Partnership distributes all cash on hand at the end of the quarter, less reserves established by the general partner at its discretion. This is defined as “available cash” in the partnership agreement. The general partner has broad discretion to establish cash reserves that it determines are necessary or appropriate to properly conduct the Partnership’s business. The Partnership will make quarterly distributions to the extent there is sufficient cash from operations after the establishment of cash reserves and the payment of fees and expenses, including payments to the general partner.

If cash distributions exceed $0.50 per unit in a quarter, the general partner will receive increasing percentages, up to 50 percent, of the cash distributed in excess of that amount. These distributions are referred to as “incentive distributions.” The percentage interests shown for the unitholders and the general partner for the minimum quarterly distribution are also applicable to quarterly distribution amounts that are less than the minimum quarterly distribution.

In January 2010, the Partnership repurchased, and its general partner transferred and assigned to the Partnership for cancellation, the IDRs held by the general partner under the Second Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership, as amended, as consideration for (i) the Partnership’s issuance to the general partner of new IDRs issued under the Third Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership and (ii) the issuance to the general partner of a promissory note in the amount of $201 million. In February 2010, the Operating Partnership issued the 5.50 and 6.85 percent Senior Notes. A portion of the net proceeds from this offering was used to repay in full this promissory note.

 

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The following table shows the target distribution levels and distribution “splits” between the general partner and the holders of the Partnership’s common units under the new IDRs:

 

     Total Quarterly
Distribution Target
Amount
   Marginal Percentage
Interest in Distributions
 
      General
Partner
    Unitholders  

First Target Distribution

   up to $0.500      2     98

Second Target Distribution

   above $0.500

up to $0.575

     15 %*      85

Third Target Distribution

   above $0.575
up to $1.5825
     37 %*      63

Thereafter

   above $1.5825      50 %*      50

 

* Includes 2 percent general partner interest.

The distributions paid by the Partnership for the period from January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 are summarized below. The table excludes the distribution of $78 million to Sunoco in connection with the acquisition of the Eagle Point tank farm, as well as the $201 million paid to the general partner in connection with the repurchase and exchange of the general partner’s IDRs.

 

Date Cash Distribution Paid

   Cash
Distribution
per Limited
Partner Unit
     Total Cash
Distribution
to the
Limited
Partners
     Total Cash
Distribution to
the General
Partner
 
            (in millions)      (in millions)  

August 12, 2011

   $ 1.215       $ 40       $ 13   

May 13, 2011

   $ 1.195       $ 40       $ 12   

February 14, 2011

   $ 1.180       $ 39       $ 12   

November 12, 2010

   $ 1.170       $ 39       $ 12   

August 13, 2010

   $ 1.140       $ 35       $ 11   

May 14, 2010

   $ 1.115       $ 35       $ 10   

February 12, 2010

   $ 1.090       $ 34       $ 14   

On October 25, 2011, Sunoco Partners LLC, the general partner of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., declared a cash distribution of $1.24 per common unit ($4.96 annualized), representing the distribution for the third quarter 2011. The $54 million distribution, including $13 million to the general partner, will be paid on November 14, 2011 to common unitholders of record on November 8, 2011.

13. Management Incentive Plan

Sunoco Partners LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, has adopted the Sunoco Partners LLC Long-Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”) for employees and directors of the general partner who perform services for the Partnership. The LTIP is administered by the independent directors of the Compensation Committee of the general partner’s board of directors with respect to employee awards, and by the non-independent members of the general partner’s board of directors with respect to awards granted to the independent members. The LTIP currently permits the grant of restricted units and unit options covering an additional 0.4 million common units. Restricted unit awards may also include tandem distribution equivalent rights (“DERs”) at the discretion of the Compensation Committee.

 

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During the first nine months of 2011 and 2010, the Partnership issued 63 and 72 thousand units under the LTIP. The Partnership recognized share-based compensation expense of $5 million for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 and 2010. Each of the restricted unit grants also have tandem DERs which are recognized as a reduction of equity when earned.

14. Derivatives and Risk Management

The Partnership is exposed to various market risks, including volatility in crude oil and refined product prices, counterparty credit risk and interest rate risk.

Price Risk Management

The Partnership is exposed to risks associated with changes in the market price of crude oil and refined products as a result of the forecasted purchase or sale of these products. These risks are primarily associated with price volatility related to pre-existing or anticipated purchases and sales. Price changes are often caused by shifts in the supply and demand for these commodities, as well as their locations. In order to manage such exposure, the Partnership’s policy is (i) to only purchase crude oil and refined products for which sales contracts have been executed or for which ready markets exist, (ii) to structure sales contracts so that price fluctuations do not materially impact the margins earned, and (iii) not to acquire and hold physical inventory, futures contracts or other derivative instruments for the purpose of speculating on commodity price changes. Although the Partnership seeks to maintain a balanced inventory position within its commodity inventories, net unbalances may occur for short periods of time due to production, transportation and delivery variances. When physical inventory builds or draws occur, the Partnership continuously manages the variance to a balanced position over a period of time. Pursuant to the Partnership’s risk management policy, derivative contracts may be used to hedge or reduce exposure to price risk associated with acquired inventory or forecasted physical transactions.

The physical contracts related to the Partnership’s crude oil and refined products businesses that qualify as derivatives have been designated as normal purchases and sales and are accounted for using traditional accrual accounting. The Partnership accounts for derivatives that do not qualify as normal purchases and sales at fair value. The Partnership does not utilize derivative instruments to manage its exposure to prices related to crude oil purchase and sale activities. The Partnership does utilize derivatives such as swaps, futures and other derivative instruments to mitigate the risk associated with market movements in the price of refined products. These derivative contracts act as a hedging mechanism against the volatility of prices by allowing the Partnership to transfer this price risk to counterparties who are able and willing to bear it.

While all derivative instruments utilized by the Partnership represent economic hedges, certain of these derivatives are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. Such derivatives include certain contracts that were entered into and closed during the same accounting period and a limited number of contracts for which there is not sufficient correlation to the related items being economically hedged.

For refined product derivative contracts that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes, all realized and unrealized gains and losses are recognized in the statement of income during the current period. For refined product derivative contracts that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges pursuant to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, the portion of the gain or loss on the derivative contract that is effective in offsetting the variable cash flows associated with the hedged forecasted transaction is reported as a component of other comprehensive income and reclassified into earnings in the same line item associated with the forecasted transaction and in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The remaining gain or loss on the derivative contract in excess of the cumulative change in the present value of future cash flows of the hedged item, if any (i.e., the ineffective portion), is recognized in earnings during the current period.

The Partnership had open derivative positions of approximately 4 and 1 million barrels of refined products at September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The derivatives outstanding as of September 30, 2011 vary in duration but do not extend beyond one year. As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the Partnership had the following derivative asset and liability balances:

 

     September 30,
2011
    December 31,
2010
 
     (in millions)  

Derivative assets

   $ 20      $ 2   

Derivative liabilities

     (3     (6
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 17      $ (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The Partnership’s derivative positions are comprised primarily of commodity contracts. The following tables set forth the impact of derivatives on the Partnership’s financial performance for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010:

 

     Gains (Losses)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive Income

(Loss)
    

Location of Gains (Losses)

Recognized in Earnings

   Gains (Losses)
Recognized in Earnings
 
     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
          Three Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010           2011      2010  

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

              

Commodity contracts

   $ 11       $ —        

Sales and other operating revenue

   $ —         $ —     

Commodity contracts

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 11       $ —            $ —         $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

              

Commodity contracts

        

Sales and other operating revenue

   $ 5       $ (1

Commodity contracts

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     1         —     
           

 

 

    

 

 

 
            $ 6       $ (1
           

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Gains (Losses)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive Income

(Loss)
    

Location of Gains (Losses)

Recognized in Earnings

   Gains  (Losses)
Recognized in Earnings
 
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
          Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010           2011     2010  

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

             

Commodity contracts

   $ 12       $ —        

Sales and other operating revenue

   $ (4   $ —     

Commodity contracts

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     1        —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 12       $ —            $ (3   $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

   

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

             

Commodity contracts

        

Sales and other operating revenue

   $ 7      $ (1

Commodity contracts

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     (1     —     
           

 

 

   

 

 

 
            $ 6      $ (1
           

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Credit Risk Management

The Partnership faces counterparty credit risk as a result of our use of financial derivative contracts. The Partnership’s counterparties consist primarily of financial institutions and major integrated oil companies. This concentration of counterparties may impact the Partnership’s overall exposure to credit risk, either positively or negatively, in that the counterparties may be similarly affected by changes in economic, regulatory or other conditions.

The Partnership maintains credit policies with regard to its counterparties that management believes minimize the overall credit risk. The Partnership’s customers’ credit positions are analyzed prior to the extension of credit and periodically after credit has been extended. The Partnership manages its exposure to derivative counterparty credit risk through credit analysis, credit approvals, credit limits, and monitoring procedures. The Partnership does not have over-the-counter derivatives that are entered into with counterparties outside of regulated exchanges.

Interest Rate Risk Management

The Partnership has interest rate risk exposure for changes in interest rates related to its outstanding borrowings. The Partnership manages its exposure to changes in interest rates through the use of a combination of fixed- and variable-rate debt. At September 30, 2011, the Partnership had a $100 million variable-rate note from Sunoco and no variable-rate borrowings under its revolving credit facilities.

15. Fair Value Measurements

The Partnership applies fair value accounting for all financial assets and liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value under current accounting rules, primarily derivatives. The assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis are not material to the Partnership’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.

The Partnership determines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Partnership utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs (levels 1 and 2) and minimize the use of unobservable inputs (level 3) within the fair value hierarchy established by the Accounting Standards Codification.

The Partnership generally applies the “market approach” to determine fair value. This method uses pricing and other information generated by market transactions for identical or comparable assets and liabilities. Assets and liabilities are classified within the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level (least observable) input that is significant to the measurement in its entirety.

The estimated fair value of financial instruments has been determined based on the Partnership’s assessment of available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies. The Partnership’s current assets (other than derivatives and inventories) and current liabilities are financial instruments and most of these items are recorded at cost in the consolidated balance sheets. The estimated fair value of these financial instruments approximate their carrying value due to their short-term nature. The Partnership’s derivatives are measured and recorded at fair value, based on observable market prices and other valuation methodologies. At September 30, 2011, the fair values of the credit facilities and the promissory note to Sunoco approximate their carrying value, as these borrowings bear interest based upon short-term floating market interest rates. The estimated fair value of the Senior Notes is based on quoted market prices. The estimated aggregate fair value of the Senior Notes at September 30, 2011 is $1.9 billion, compared to the carrying amount of $1.7 billion. The estimated aggregate fair value of the Senior Notes at December 31, 2010 was $1.2 billion, compared to the carrying amount of $1.1 billion.

16. Business Segment Information

During the third quarter 2011, the Partnership realigned its reporting segments. Prior to this date, the Partnership’s Crude Oil Pipeline segment included its crude oil pipeline and crude oil acquisition and marketing operations. The Partnership has determined it is more meaningful to segregate these operations into different reporting segments given the growth in the crude oil acquisition and marketing business. For the purpose of comparability, all prior year segment disclosures have been recast to conform to the current year presentation. Such recasts have no impact on previously reported consolidated net income.

The following tables set forth condensed statement of income information concerning the Partnership’s business segments and reconcile total segment operating income to net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

 

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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

Selected Financial Data by Business Segment

(unaudited)

 

     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011     2010     2011     2010  
     (in millions)     (in millions)  

Sales and other operating revenue

        

Refined Products Pipelines

   $ 37      $ 30      $ 93      $ 91   

Terminal Facilities

     94        64        279        188   

Crude Oil Pipelines

     81        61        233        145   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     2,671        1,748        7,028        5,234   

Intersegment eliminations

     (36     (27     (104     (73
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Sales and other operating revenue

   $ 2,847      $ 1,876      $ 7,529      $ 5,585   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

        

Refined Products Pipelines

   $ 11      $ 13      $ 24      $ 34   

Terminal Facilities

     33        24        96        74   

Crude Oil Pipelines

     43        34        129        90   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     41        19        75        20   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Operating Income

   $ 128      $ 90      $ 324      $ 218   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

        

Refined Products Pipelines

   $ 5      $ 4      $ 13      $ 12   

Terminal Facilities

     8        7        24        18   

Crude Oil Pipelines

     7        5        19        14   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     4        —          5        1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Depreciation and amortization

   $ 24      $ 16      $ 61      $ 45   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010      2011      2010  
     (in millions)      (in millions)  

Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income to Net Income Attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

           

Operating Income:

           

Refined Product Pipelines

   $ 11       $ 13       $ 24       $ 34   

Terminal Facilities

     33         24         96         74   

Crude Oil Pipelines

     43         34         129         90   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     41         19         75         20   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total segment operating income

   $ 128       $ 90       $ 324       $ 218   

Net interest expense

     24         20         63         54   

Gain on investments in affiliates

     —           128         —           128   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before provision for income taxes

   $ 104       $ 198       $ 261       $ 292   

Provision for income taxes

     7         4         18         4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Income

   $ 97       $ 194       $ 243       $ 288   

Net Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     2         1         6         1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 95       $ 193       $ 237       $ 287   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table provides the identifiable assets for each segment as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
 
     (in millions)  

Refine Products Pipelines

   $ 733       $ 531   

Terminal Facilities

     1,007         857   

Crude Oil Pipelines

     1,029         1,017   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     2,568         1,696   

Corporate and other

     193         87   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total identifiable assets

   $ 5,530       $ 4,188   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Corporate and other assets consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, advances to affiliates and deferred charges.

17. Supplemental Condensed Consolidating Financial Information

The Partnership serves as guarantor of the Senior Notes. These guarantees are full and unconditional. For purposes of the following footnote, Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is referred to as “Parent Guarantor” and Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations L.P. is referred to as “Subsidiary Issuer.” All other consolidated subsidiaries of the Partnership are collectively referred to as “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries.”

The following supplemental condensed consolidating financial information reflects the Parent Guarantor’s separate accounts, the Subsidiary Issuer’s separate accounts, the combined accounts of the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries, the combined consolidating adjustments and eliminations and the Parent Guarantor’s consolidated accounts for the dates and periods indicated. For purposes of the following condensed consolidating information, the Parent Guarantor’s investments in its subsidiaries and the Subsidiary Issuer’s investments in its subsidiaries are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 2,808       $ —        $ 2,808   

Affiliates

     —           —          39         —          39   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     95         119        —           (214     —     

Other income

     —           —          3         —          3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     95         119        2,850         (214     2,850   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          2,675         —          2,675   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          24         —          24   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          23         —          23   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          2,722         —          2,722   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     95         119        128         (214     128   

Net interest cost to affiliates

     —           —          —           —          —     

Other interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           26        —           —          26   

Capitalized interest

     —           (2     —           —          (2
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     95         95        128         (214     104   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          7         —          7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     95         95        121         (214     97   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          2         —          2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 95       $ 95      $ 119       $ (214   $ 95   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

Three Months Ended September 30, 2010

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 1,583       $ —        $ 1,583   

Affiliates

     —           —          293         —          293   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     193         212        —           (405     —     

Other income

     —           —          7         —          7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     193         212        1,883         (405     1,883   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          1,762         —          1,762   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          16         —          16   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          15         —          15   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          1,793         —          1,793   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     193         212        90         (405     90   

Net interest cost to affiliates

     —           —          1         —          1   

Other interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           20        —           —          20   

Capitalized interest

     —           (1     —           —          (1

Gain on investments in affiliates

     —           —          128         —          128   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     193         193        217         (405     198   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          4         —          4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     193         193        213         (405     194   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          1         —          1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 193       $ 193      $ 212       $ (405   $ 193   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 7,148       $ —        $ 7,148   

Affiliates

     —           —          381         —          381   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     237         298        —           (535     —     

Other income

     —           —          9         —          9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     237         298        7,538         (535     7,538   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          7,086         —          7,086   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          61         —          61   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          67         —          67   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          7,214         —          7,214   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     237         298        324         (535     324   

Net interest cost to affiliates

     —           —          2         —          2   

Other interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           66        —           —          66   

Capitalized interest

     —           (5     —           —          (5
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     237         237        322         (535     261   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          18         —          18   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     237         237        304         (535     243   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          6         —          6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 237       $ 237      $ 298       $ (535   $ 237   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 4,905       $ —        $ 4,905   

Affiliates

     —           —          680         —          680   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     287         338        —           (625     —     

Other income

     —           —          25         —          25   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     287         338        5,610         (625     5,610   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          5,295         —          5,295   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          45         —          45   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          52         —          52   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          5,392         —          5,392   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     287         338        218         (625     218   

Net interest cost to affiliates

     —           (2     3         —          1   

Other interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           56        —           —          56   

Capitalized interest

     —           (3     —           —          (3

Gain on investments in affiliates

     —           —          128         —          128   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     287         287        343         (625     292   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          4         —          4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     287         287        339         (625     288   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          1         —          1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

   $ 287       $ 287      $ 338       $ (625   $ 287   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Assets

            

Current Assets

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —         $ 2       $ 6      $ —        $ 8   

Advances to affiliated companies

     101         47         (10       138   

Accounts receivable, net

     —           —           2,113        —          2,113   

Inventories

     —           —           347        —          347   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     101         49         2,456        —          2,606   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     —           —           2,466        —          2,466   

Investment in affiliates

     969         2,769         74        (3,738     74   

Goodwill

     —           —           77        —          77   

Intangible assets, net

     —           —           284        —          284   

Other assets

     —           13         10        —          23   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 1,070       $ 2,831       $ 5,367      $ (3,738   $ 5,530   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

            

Current Liabilities

            

Accounts payable

   $ —         $ —         $ 2,116      $ —        $ 2,116   

Accrued liabilities

     1         17         89        —          107   

Accrued taxes payable

     —           —           53        —          53   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     1         17         2,258        —          2,276   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     —           1,698         —          —          1,698   

Long-term debt, affiliated companies

     —           100         —          —          100   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     —           —           51        —          51   

Deferred income taxes

     —           —           223        —          223   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     1         1,815         2,532        —          4,348   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     1,069         1,016         2,835        (3,738     1,182   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 1,070       $ 2,831       $ 5,367      $ (3,738   $ 5,530   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

December 31, 2010

(in millions)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
     Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Assets

            

Current Assets

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —         $ 2       $ —        $ —        $ 2   

Advances to affiliated companies

     28         47         (31     —          44   

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies

     —           —           154        —          154   

Accounts receivable, net

     —           —           1,536        —          1,536   

Inventories

     —           —           63        —          63   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     28         49         1,722        —          1,799   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     —           —           2,128        —          2,128   

Investment in affiliates

     937         2,182         73        (3,119     73   

Goodwill

     —           —           63        —          63   

Intangible assets, net

     —           —           109        —          109   

Other assets

     —           7         9        —          16   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 965       $ 2,238       $ 4,104      $ (3,119   $ 4,188   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

            

Current Liabilities

            

Accounts payable

   $ —         $ —         $ 1,591      $ —        $ 1,591   

Accrued liabilities

     1         24         51        —          76   

Accrued taxes payable

     —           —           44        —          44   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     1         24         1,686        —          1,711   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     —           1,129         —          —          1,129   

Long-term debt, affiliated companies

     —           100         —          —          100   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     —           —           42        —          42   

Deferred income taxes

     —           —           164        —          164   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     1         1,253         1,892        —          3,146   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     964         985         2,212        (3,119     1,042   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 965       $ 2,238       $ 4,104      $ (3,119   $ 4,188   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

   $ 237      $ 225      $ 288      $ (535   $ 215   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

          

Capital expenditures

     —          —          (122     —          (122

Acquisitions

     —          —          (396     —          (396

Intercompany

     (8     (788     261        535        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (8     (788     (257     535        (518
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

          

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (156     —          —          —          (156

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (3     —          —          —          (3

Contributions from general partner

     2        —          —          —          2   

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     —          —          (3     —          (3

Repayments under credit facility

     —          (561     —          —          (561

Borrowings under credit facility

     —          529        —          —          529   

Net proceeds from issuance of long term debt

     —          595        —          —          595   

Repayment of promissory note to general partner

     —          —          —          —          —     

Advances (to)/ from affiliates, net

     (72     —          (22     —          (94
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     (229     563        (25     —          309   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     —          —          6        —          6   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     —          2        —          —          2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ 2      $ 6      $ —        $ 8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

   $ 287      $ 298      $ 128      $ (625   $ 88   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

          

Capital expenditures

     —          —          (113     —          (113

Acquisitions

     —          —          (243     —          (243

Intercompany

     (84     (774     233        625        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (84     (774     (123     625        (356
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

          

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (138     —          —          —          (138

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (2     —          —          —          (2

Net proceeds from issuance of limited partner units

     143        —          —          —          143   

Contribution from general partner

     3        —          —          —          3   

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     —          —          (3     —          (3

Repayments under credit facility

     —          (732     —          —          (732

Borrowings under credit facility

     —          613        —          —          613   

Net proceeds from issuance of long term debt

     —          494        —          —          494   

Promissory note from affiliate

     —          100        —          —          100   

Repayment of promissory note to general partner

     (201     —          —          —          (201

Advances to affiliates, net

     (8     1        (2     —          (9
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     (203     476        (5     —          268   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     —          —          —          —          —     

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     —          2        —          —          2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ 2      $ —        $ —        $ 2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

Operating Highlights

Three Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010  

Operating Highlights(1)

     

Refined Products Pipelines:(2)(3)

     

Pipeline throughput (thousands of bpd)

     605         452   

Pipeline revenue per barrel (cents)

     66.2         71.4   

Terminal Facilities:(4)

     

Terminal throughput (thousands of bpd):

     

Refined products terminals

     497         505   

Nederland terminal

     869         780   

Refinery terminals

     483         459   

Crude Oil Pipelines:(2)(5)

     

Pipeline throughput (thousands of bpd)

     1,637         1,387   

Pipeline revenue per barrel (cents)

     54.0         47.3   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing:(6)(7)

     

Crude oil purchases (thousands of bpd)

     723         662   

Gross margin per barrel purchased (cents)(8)

     66.3         34.3   

Average crude oil price (per barrel)

   $ 89.81       $ 76.21   

 

(1) 

In the third quarter 2011, the Partnership realigned its reporting segments. The updated reporting segments are: Refined Products Pipelines, Terminal Facilities, Crude Oil Pipelines and Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing. The difference in the new reporting is the separation of the crude oil pipeline and the crude oil acquisition and marketing operations. For comparative purposes, all prior period segment disclosures have been recast to reflect the new segment reporting.

(2) 

Excludes amounts attributable to equity interests which are not consolidated.

(3) 

In May 2011, the Partnership acquired a controlling financial interest in the Inland refined products pipeline. As a result of this acquisition, the Partnership accounted for this entity as a consolidated subsidiary from the acquisition date. Volumes for the three months ended September 30, 2011 of 137 thousand bpd and the related revenue per barrel, have been included in the consolidated total.

(4) 

In July 2011 and August 2011, the Partnership acquired the Eagle Point tank farm in New Jersey and a refined products terminal located in East Boston, Massachusetts, respectively. Volumes and revenues for these acquisitions are included from their acquisition dates.

(5) 

In July and August 2010, the Partnership acquired additional interests in the Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf crude oil pipelines, which previously had been recorded as equity investments. The Partnership obtained a controlling financial interest as a result of these acquisitions and began accounting for these entities as consolidated subsidiaries

 

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  from their respective acquisition dates. Volumes and the related revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2010 of 353 thousand bpd have been included in the consolidated total. From the date of acquisition, these pipelines had actual throughput of approximately 602 thousand bpd for the three months ended September 30, 2010. The amounts presented for the three month period ended September 30, 2011 include amounts attributable to these systems for the entire period.
(6) 

Includes results from the crude oil acquisition and marketing business acquired from Texon L.P. in August 2011 from the acquisition date.

(7) 

The Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment gathers, purchases, markets and sells crude oil principally in Oklahoma and Texas. The segment consists of approximately 140 crude oil transport trucks; and approximately 110 crude oil truck unloading facilities

(8) 

Represents total segment sales and other operating revenue minus cost of products sold and operating expenses and depreciation and amortization divided by total crude purchases.

Analysis of Consolidated Net Income

Net income for Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“the Partnership”) was $97 million for the third quarter 2011 as compared with $194 million for the third quarter 2010. Net income for the third quarter 2010 included a $128 million non-cash gain on the Partnership’s acquisition of additional interests in two of its joint venture pipelines. Excluding the gain, the Partnership had 2010 net income of $66 million. The $31 million increase in adjusted net income is primarily related to expanded crude oil volumes and margins and an increase in operating income associated with the Partnership’s acquisitions and organic growth projects in 2010 and 2011. The increases were partially offset by higher depreciation expense and income tax expense which were also the result of the Partnership’s 2010 and 2011 acquisitions and organic growth projects.

Analysis of Segment Operating Income

During the third quarter 2011, the Partnership realigned its reporting segments. Prior to this date, the Partnership’s Crude Oil Pipeline segment included its crude oil pipeline and crude oil acquisition and marketing business. The Partnership has determined it is more meaningful to segregate these operations into different reporting segments given the growth in the crude oil acquisition and marketing business. For the purpose of comparability, all prior year segment disclosures have been recast to conform to the current year presentation. Such recasts have no impact on previously reported consolidated operating income.

Refined Products Pipelines

Operating income for the third quarter 2011 decreased compared to the prior year period due primarily to lower equity income associated with the Partnership’s joint venture pipelines and the absence of one time billings associated with a pipeline relocation project. These decreases were partially offset by contributions from the Partnership’s acquisition of a controlling financial interest in the Inland pipeline in the second quarter 2011.

Terminal Facilities

Operating income for the third quarter 2011 increased from the prior year period due primarily to expansion of the Partnership’s butane blending services, higher tank rentals and fees at the Partnership’s Nederland terminal, and contributions from the third quarter 2011 acquisition of the Eagle Point tank farm. These improvements were partially offset by lower throughput at the Partnership’s refined products terminals.

Crude Oil Pipelines

Operating income increased for the third quarter 2011 compared to the third quarter 2010 due primarily to higher volumes and fees on the Partnership’s crude oil pipelines. This increase was improved further by full-quarter contributions from the Partnership’s 2010 acquisitions of additional joint venture interests in the Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf pipelines.

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

Operating income for the third quarter 2011 increased from the prior year period to a record level due primarily to expanded crude oil volumes and margins, which benefited from market-related opportunities. Operating results were further improved by increased volumes from the business recently acquired from Texon L.P.

 

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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

Operating Highlights

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2011      2010  

Operating Highlights(1)

     

Refined Products Pipelines:(2)(3)

     

Pipeline throughput (thousands of bpd)

     496         476   

Pipeline revenue per barrel (cents)

     68.6         69.5   

Terminal Facilities:(4)

     

Terminal throughput (thousands of bpd):

     

Refined products terminals

     485         484   

Nederland terminal

     779