Summit Midstream Partners, LP Announces Start-Up of Crude Oil Transmission Pipeline Systems in Bakken Shale Play in North Dakota
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) announced today that it has commenced operations of the Stampede Lateral crude oil transmission pipeline in North Dakota and is currently in the final stages of completing the nearby Little Muddy crude oil transmission pipeline, which includes an interconnect with Enbridge's North Dakota Pipeline System.  These crude oil development projects provide customers on the Polar & Divide gathering system with two new delivery points and enhanced optionality to access additional downstream markets via rail and pipeline infrastructure.  Prior to the commissioning these projects, crude oil on the Polar & Divide system was delivered exclusively to the Colt Hub rail terminal in Epping, North Dakota.

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The Stampede Lateral connects SMLP's Polar & Divide crude oil gathering system with Global Partners LP's ("Global") Basin Transload rail terminal located near Columbus, North Dakota. The Stampede Lateral provides Global and other producers in the region with up to 60,000 bbls/d of crude oil throughput capacity.  The 46-mile, 10-inch diameter transmission pipeline originates at SMLP's newly-built, Divide Station, which offers truck unloading capabilities and 75,000 barrels of crude oil storage capacity.  The Stampede Lateral is underpinned by a long-term, fee-based contract with Global, including minimum volume commitments.  Crude oil on the Stampede Lateral is delivered to Global's Basin Transload rail terminal which offers single line haul rail access to Global's Albany, New York terminal.

The Little Muddy pipeline will connect SMLP's Polar & Divide crude oil gathering system with Enbridge's North Dakota Pipeline System in Williams County, North Dakota via Enbridge's Little Muddy Facility located near Marmon, North Dakota.  This development project includes 14-miles of 10-inch diameter crude oil transmission pipeline with throughput capacity of 27,000 bbls/d. Crude oil delivered to the Little Muddy Interconnect will gain pipeline access to various downstream markets including Chicago, Patoka, Cushing, Eastern Canada, and the Gulf Coast.

Steve Newby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMLP commented, "The start-up of the Stampede Lateral and Little Muddy Interconnect significantly diversifies our downstream takeaway options for our customers on our crude oil gathering systems in the Bakken.  We are excited to enhance the interconnectivity of our crude gathering system and to provide our customers with to access multiple downstream markets".

About Summit Midstream Partners, LP
SMLP is a growth-oriented limited partnership focused on developing, owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets that are strategically located in the core producing areas of unconventional resource basins, primarily shale formations, in the continental United States. SMLP currently provides natural gas, crude oil and produced water gathering services pursuant to primarily long-term and fee-based gathering and processing agreements with customers and counterparties in four unconventional resource basins: (i) the Appalachian Basin, which includes the Marcellus Shale formation in northern West Virginia; (ii) the Williston Basin, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations in northwestern North Dakota; (iii) the Fort Worth Basin, which includes the Barnett Shale formation in north-central Texas; and (iv) the Piceance Basin, which includes the Mesaverde formation as well as the Mancos and Niobrara shale formations in western Colorado and eastern Utah. SMLP owns and operates more than 2,600 miles of pipeline and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas with regional corporate offices in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia.

About Summit Midstream Partners, LLC
Summit Midstream Partners, LLC ("Summit Investments") directly and indirectly owns a 44.0% limited partner interest in SMLP and indirectly owns and controls the general partner of SMLP, Summit Midstream GP, LLC, which has sole responsibility for conducting the business and managing the operations of SMLP. Summit Investments owns, operates and is developing various natural gas, crude oil and produced water-related midstream energy infrastructure assets in the Utica Shale in southeastern Ohio, the Bakken Shale in northwestern North Dakota, and the DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado. Summit Investments also owns a 40% interest in a joint venture that is developing natural gas gathering and condensate stabilization infrastructure in the Utica Shale in southeastern Ohio. Summit Investments is a privately held company controlled by Energy Capital Partners II, LLC, and certain of its affiliates.  An affiliate of Energy Capital Partners II, LLC directly owns a 2.5% limited partner interest in SMLP.

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