HOUSTON — ConocoPhillips and Pilot Travel Centers have completed the sale of ConocoPhillips’ 50 percent partnership interest in the CFJ Properties-Flying J truck stops to Pilot Travel Centers for $626 million, subject to normal purchase price adjustments.
The transactions also include long-term product supply agreements with Pilot.
The sale follows by one day the announcement that the long-awaited merger between Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J had been competed and the new company named Pilot Flying J (click here to read story).
The sale is consistent with ConocoPhillips’ overall U.S. marketing strategy, which is to minimize company ownership of motor fuel stations while securing long-term markets for refined products from ConocoPhillips refineries, the company said in a news release.
"We’re pleased to conclude this transaction and to have a long-term fuel supply relationship with Pilot, which affords ConocoPhillips the ability to provide an outlet for ConocoPhillips' gasoline and diesel production," said Willie Chiang, senior vice president, Refining, Marketing and Transportation.
This transaction is another step in the execution of the ConocoPhillips $10 billion asset divestiture program, the release said, and is one part of ConocoPhillips' plan to create value for shareholders through a continued focus on disciplined capital investment, a strengthened financial position, improved returns on capital, and growth in shareholder distributions while growing production and reserves per share.
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