UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

FORM 10-Q

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

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2007 or

 

o                                 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 001-32963

BUCKEYE GP HOLDINGS L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

 

11-3776228

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(IRS Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

Five TEK Park

 

 

9999 Hamilton Blvd.

 

 

Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

 

18031

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  610-904-4000

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report).

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 o

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. (Check one):

Large Accelerated Filer o

 

Accelerated Filer o

 

Non-Accelerated Filer  x

 

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

As of July 16, 2007, there were 27,769,647 Common Units and 530,353 Management Units outstanding.

 




BUCKEYE GP HOLDINGS L.P.

INDEX

PART I— FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Page

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Partners’ Capital for the six months ended June 30, 2007

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and

21

 

 

Results of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

39

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

39

 

 

 

 

PART II— OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

40

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

40

 

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

41

 




PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per unit amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

 

 

June 30,

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

124,951

 

$

111,495

 

Revenues

 

$

249,895

 

$

217,240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

63,609

 

53,570

 

Operating expenses

 

123,908

 

104,831

 

10,001

 

10,018

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

19,708

 

19,122

 

7,127

 

6,534

 

General and administrative

 

13,431

 

12,449

 

80,737

 

70,122

 

Total costs and expenses

 

157,047

 

136,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44,214

 

41,373

 

Operating income

 

92,848

 

80,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

334

 

302

 

Investment income

 

634

 

622

 

(13,104

)

(16,211

)

Interest and debt expense

 

(26,980

)

(31,940

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12,770

)

(15,909

)

Total other income (expenses)

 

(26,346

)

(31,318

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31,444

 

25,464

 

Income before equity income and non-controlling interest expense

 

66,502

 

49,520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,258

 

1,415

 

Equity income

 

4,044

 

2,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(29,571

)

(24,892

)

Non-controlling interest expense

 

(60,476

)

(48,089

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,131

 

$

1,987

 

Net income

 

$

10,070

 

$

4,226

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per partnership unit:

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.15

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.36

 

 

 

$

0.15

 

 

 

Diluted

 

$

0.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of units outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

28,073

 

 

 

Basic

 

27,983

 

 

 

28,300

 

 

 

Diluted

 

28,300

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

24,051

 

$

20,220

 

Trade receivables

 

42,658

 

51,030

 

Construction and pipeline relocation receivables

 

11,953

 

12,189

 

Inventories

 

14,059

 

14,286

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

32,347

 

34,175

 

Total current assets

 

125,068

 

131,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,794,298

 

1,738,199

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

234,603

 

234,603

 

Other non-current assets

 

107,191

 

107,883

 

Total assets

 

$

2,261,160

 

$

2,212,585

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and partners’ capital:

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

6,107

 

$

6,037

 

Accounts payable

 

21,879

 

26,650

 

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

73,325

 

69,774

 

Total current liabilities

 

101,311

 

102,461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

981,336

 

1,014,412

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

82,485

 

82,570

 

Non-controlling interest

 

857,087

 

772,525

 

Total liabilities

 

2,022,219

 

1,971,968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingent liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partners’ capital:

 

 

 

 

 

General Partner— Common Units

 

7

 

7

 

Limited Partners— Common Units

 

234,061

 

232,202

 

Management Units

 

3,156

 

6,926

 

Equity gains on issuance of Buckeye Partners, L.P. limited partnership units

 

1,717

 

1,482

 

Total partners’ capital

 

238,941

 

240,617

 

Total liabilities and partners’ capital

 

$

2,261,160

 

$

2,212,585

 

 

 

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Six Months Ended
June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

10,070

 

$

4,226

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activity:

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash charge for Management Unit expense

 

1,179

 

 

Value of ESOP shares released

 

2,355

 

2,073

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

19,708

 

19,122

 

Non-controlling interest

 

60,476

 

48,089

 

Equity earnings from equity investments of Buckeye Partners, L.P.

 

(4,044

)

(2,795

)

Distributions from equity investments of Buckeye Partners, L.P.

 

3,589

 

3,167

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

25

 

25

 

Amortization of option grants

 

222

 

239

 

Change in assets and liabilities, net of amounts related to acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables

 

8,372

 

(1,072

)

Construction and pipeline relocation receivables

 

236

 

(2,421

)

Inventories

 

227

 

(419

)

Prepaid and other current assets

 

1,828

 

(12,418

)

Accounts payables

 

(4,770

)

(4,055

)

Accrued and other current liabilities

 

3,393

 

14,734

 

Other non-current assets

 

2,727

 

(225

)

Other non-current liabilities

 

(1,882

)

2,476

 

Total adjustments from operating activities

 

93,641

 

66,520

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

103,711

 

70,746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(36,966

)

(44,028

)

Acquisitions and equity investments

 

(39,320

)

(92,790

)

Net expenditures for disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

(167

)

(139

)

Deposit to restricted cash

 

 

(612

)

Net cash (used in) investing activities

 

(76,453

)

(137,569

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds from issuance of Buckeye Partners, L.P. limited partnership units

 

82,171

 

64,105

 

Proceeds from exercise of units options

 

1,895

 

486

 

Distributions to non-controlling partners of Buckeye Partners, L.P.

 

(61,302

)

(54,848

)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 

86,300

 

127,000

 

Payment of long-term debt

 

(119,331

)

(72,209

)

Distributions to Limited Partners

 

(13,160

)

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(23,427

)

64,534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

3,831

 

(2,289

)

Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of year

 

20,220

 

28,984

 

Cash and cash equivalents—End of period

 

$

24,051

 

$

26,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest (net of amount capitalized)

 

$

26,117

 

$

30,382

 

Capitalized interest

 

$

902

 

$

1,010

 

Cash paid during the period for income tax

 

$

587

 

$

65

 

Non-cash changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value hedge accounting

 

$

118

 

$

599

 

 

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Partners’ Capital

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

General
Partners
Common
Units

 

Limited
Partners
Common
Units

 

Management
Units

 

Equity
Gains on
Issuance of
Buckeye LP
Units

 

Total

 

Partners’ capital—January 1, 2007

 

$

7

 

$

232,202

 

$

6,926

 

$

1,482

 

$

240,617

 

Net income*

 

 

10,070

 

 

 

10,070

 

Distributions

 

 

(13,160

)

 

 

(13,160

)

Recognition of value of Management Units

 

 

 

1,179

 

 

1,179

 

Conversion of Management Units

 

 

4,949

 

(4,949

)

 

 

Equity gains on issuance Buckeye Partners, L.P limited partnership units

 

 

 

 

235

 

235

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partners’ capital—June 30, 2007

 

$

7

 

$

234,061

 

$

3,156

 

$

1,717

 

$

238,941

 


*                    Comprehensive income equals net income.

See Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BUCKEYE GP HOLDINGS L.P.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

1.  BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Buckeye GP Holdings L.P. (“BGH”) is a publicly traded (NYSE symbol: BGH) master limited partnership organized on June 15, 2006 under the laws of the state of Delaware.  BGH owns 100% of Buckeye GP LLC (“Buckeye GP”), which is the general partner of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership” or “Buckeye”).  The Partnership is also a publicly traded (NYSE symbol: BPL) master limited partnership which was organized in 1986 under the laws of the state of Delaware.  As discussed below in Note 2, effective June 25, 2007, BGH’s limited partnership units are owned approximately 62% by BGH GP Holdings, LLC, approximately 1% by certain members of Buckeye GP’s senior management and approximately 37% by the public.  MainLine Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“MainLine Management”), is the general partner of BGH, and is wholly owned by BGH GP Holdings, LLC.

BGH’s only business is the ownership of Buckeye GP.  Buckeye GP’s only business is the management of the Partnership and its subsidiaries.  At June 30, 2007, Buckeye GP owned an approximate 0.6% general partner interest in the Partnership. Buckeye GP also owns 100% of and controls MainLine GP, Inc. which, together with Buckeye GP, owns 100% of and controls MainLine L.P. (“MainLine” or the “Operating Subsidiary GP”). The Operating Subsidiary GP is the general partner of, and owns an approximate 1% interest in, certain of the Partnership’s operating subsidiaries.

BGH was formed on June 15, 2006 in order to facilitate the reorganization of MainLine and its affiliates and to effect an initial public offering (the “IPO”) of BGH’s common units.  The reorganization and IPO occurred on August 9, 2006 and, prior to such date, BGH had no activity.  Prior to the reorganization, MainLine owned and controlled Buckeye GP.  On August 9, 2006, BGH sold 10.5 million common units in an underwritten IPO, the net proceeds of which were approximately $168.3 million.  BGH used the net proceeds from the IPO, along with cash on hand, to repay all of the then-outstanding indebtedness of MainLine and to make distributions to its pre-IPO equity owners.  The BGH common units sold in the IPO represent approximately 37% of the outstanding equity of BGH, which includes common units (“Common Units”) and management units (“Management Units”).

Coincident with the IPO, the equity interests of MainLine were exchanged for the equity interests of BGH.  Accordingly, the financial information for BGH included in this report includes the financial information of MainLine as the predecessor of BGH.  See Note 10 for a further discussion.

In connection with the closing of the IPO, on August 9, 2006 BGH and Buckeye GP restructured the ownership of Buckeye GP.  MainLine Sub LLC (“MainLine Sub”), which was then a wholly-owned subsidiary of BGH and the owner of Buckeye GP, assigned all of its rights under the Fourth Amended and Restated Incentive Compensation Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2004, between MainLine Sub and Buckeye to Buckeye GP.  Thereafter, Buckeye and Buckeye GP amended and restated that agreement by entering into the Fifth Amended and Restated Incentive Compensation Agreement, dated as of August 9, 2006 (the “Incentive Compensation Agreement”).  Also on August 9, 2006, Buckeye GP entered into the Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership Agreement”).  The amendments to the Incentive Compensation Agreement and the Partnership Agreement reflect the assignment of the Incentive Compensation Agreement to Buckeye GP and recharacterize the payments Buckeye GP receives under the Incentive Compensation Agreement and the Partnership Agreement as distributions in respect of its general partner interest rather than compensation payments.  On August 18, 2006, MainLine Sub was merged with and into BGH.

Commencing in the fourth quarter of 2006, these amendments resulted in changes in the method used to allocate the Partnership’s income between Buckeye GP and the Partnership’s limited partners.

All of the employees who provide services to BGH, the Partnership and the Partnership’s subsidiaries are employed by Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company (“Services Company”). Pursuant to a services agreement, Services Company is reimbursed by BGH or the Partnership’s subsidiaries for the cost of the employees who provide

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those services.  BGH is responsible for the total compensation, including benefits, paid to the four highest salaried officers performing duties for Buckeye GP with respect to the functions of operations, finance, legal, marketing, business development, treasury, or performing the function of president of Buckeye GP, which correspond to BGH’s named executive officers.  The Partnership is generally responsible for all other employee costs.  Services Company is owned by an employee stock ownership plan (the “ESOP”). Services Company owned approximately 5.4% of the publicly traded limited partner units of the Partnership at June 30, 2007.

At June 30, 2007, BGH had no operating assets other than its general partner ownership interest in Buckeye and Buckeye’s operating subsidiaries.  Buckeye owns and operates one of the largest independent refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 5,400 miles of pipeline, serving 16 states, and operates another approximately 2,700 miles of pipeline serving 2 states under agreements with major oil and chemical companies. As of June 30, 2007, the Partnership also owns and operates 51 refined petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 20 million barrels in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Buckeye conducts all of its operations through subsidiary entities.  These operating subsidiaries are Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Buckeye Pipe Line”), Laurel Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Laurel”), Everglades Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Everglades”), Buckeye Pipe Line Holdings, L.P. (“BPH”), Wood River Pipe Lines LLC (“Wood River”), Buckeye Pipe Line Transportation LLC (“BPL Transportation”) and Buckeye NGL Pipe Lines LLC (“Buckeye NGL”).  Each of these entities is hereinafter referred to as an “Operating Subsidiary” and they are collectively referred to as the “Operating Subsidiaries.”

The Partnership’s Operating Subsidiaries conduct business in three reportable operating segments:  Pipeline Operations, Terminalling and Storage, and Other Operations.  BGH also has certain consolidating level assets, which consist principally of goodwill associated with the purchase of Buckeye’s general partnership interest.  See Note 13 for a further discussion.

In June 2005, the Emerging Issues Task Force (the “EITF”) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued EITF Consensus 04-05 which requires general partners of a limited partnership to consolidate the limited partnership if the general partner is deemed to control the limited partnership. Using criteria established in EITF Consensus 04-05, BGH has determined that consolidation of the Partnership into BGH’s financial statements is appropriate.

BGH has determined that Services Company is a variable interest entity (“VIE”) under the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 46R — Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities (“FIN No. 46R”). Using criteria established in FIN No. 46R, BGH has determined that Buckeye GP is the primary beneficiary of Services Company, although 100% of the equity interest of Services Company is owned by the ESOP. Accordingly, as required by FIN No. 46R, Services Company has been consolidated in the financial statements of BGH.

BGH’s condensed consolidated balance sheet includes a non-controlling interest liability that reflects the portion of the Partnership owned by its partners other than BGH and Services Company.  Similarly, BGH’s condensed consolidated income statements include non-controlling interest expense that reflects the portion of the earnings due to the Partnership’s partners other than BGH and Services Company.

Prior to the IPO, BGH recognized its share of Buckeye’s income as the sum of (i) the incentive compensation payments received (to which BGH was contractually entitled and which were recorded as an expense in Buckeye’s financial statements), (ii) its proportionate share of Buckeye’s remaining net income based on its ownership of the general partner interest in Buckeye, 80,000 of Buckeye’s limited partnership units (“LP Units”) that it owns and its general partner interests in certain of the Operating Subsidiaries and (iii) the senior administrative charge. 

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Commencing with the IPO, BGH recognizes its share of Buckeye’s income as the sum of (i) the amount of incentive compensation BGH would have received had only Buckeye’s net income for the period been entirely distributed (which income, commencing with the fourth quarter of 2006 now includes the incentive compensation payments previously recorded by Buckeye as an expense) and (ii) its proportionate share of the remaining net income of Buckeye and the Operating Subsidiaries.

The effect of this change was to reduce BGH’s net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 by approximately $2.2 million and $2.8 million, respectively, of which $0.5 million and $0.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively, represents the absence of income related to the senior administrative charge in 2007 compared to 2006.  The remaining $1.7 million and $1.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 represents the difference between income recognition for incentive compensation under BGH’s new methodology compared to the amount that would have been recognized had the Incentive Compensation Agreement and Partnership Agreement not been amended.

In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements of BGH, which are unaudited except that the balance sheet as of December 31, 2006 is derived from audited financial state­ments, include all adjustments necessary to present fairly BGH’s financial position as of June 30, 2007, along with the results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006.  The results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2007 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year ending December 31, 2007.

Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commis­sion, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and notes normally included with financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of BGH and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2006 contained in BGH’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 26, 2007.

2.  SIGNIFICANT EVENT

On April 3, 2007, Carlyle/Riverstone BPL Holdings II, L.P. (“Carlyle/Riverstone”), certain members of senior management of Buckeye GP and other limited partners (collectively, the “Sellers”) entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with BGH GP Holdings, LLC (the “Buyer”).  The Buyer is a limited liability company owned by affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”), Kelso & Company (“Kelso”) and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.  (“Lehman Brothers”). The Purchase Agreement provided for the sale by the Sellers to the Buyer of their 62.9% limited partner interest in BGH and Carlyle/Riverstone’s ownership interest in MainLine Management LLC (“MainLine Management”), which is the general partner of BGH.

On June 25, 2007, the Purchase Agreement was amended to provide that the members of management who were parties to the Purchase Agreement would retain a portion of their limited partner interest in BGH. Also on June 25, 2007, the sale transaction closed.  Total consideration paid was $411.6 million.  The transaction constituted a change of control of BGH and, indirectly, Buckeye.

In connection with the closing of the transaction, William H. Shea, Jr. resigned as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye and as a director of each entity.  Forrest E. Wylie was elected as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye and as a director of each entity. Furthermore, in connection with the closing of the transaction, Michael B. Hoffman, E. Bartow Jones and Andrew W. Ward, each of whom is affiliated with Carlyle/Riverstone, resigned from their positions as directors of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye.  Daniel R. Revers and Robb E. Turner, each of whom is affiliated with ArcLight, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye.  In addition, Frank J. Loverro and Christopher L. Collins, each of whom is affiliated with Kelso, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partner of BGH, and Michael B. Goldberg and Irvin K. Culpepper, Jr., each of whom also is affiliated with Kelso, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partner of Buckeye.

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3.  CONTINGENCIES

Claims and Proceedings

The Partnership and the Operating Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business are involved in various claims and legal proceedings, some of which are covered by insurance. The Partnership is generally unable to predict the timing or outcome of these claims and proceedings. Based upon its evaluation of existing claims and proceedings and the probability of losses relating to such contingencies, the Partnership has accrued certain amounts relating to such claims and proceedings, none of which are considered material.

In the third quarter of 2006, the Partnership received penalty assessments from the IRS in the aggregate amount of $4.3 million based on a failure to timely file excise tax information returns relating to its terminal operations from January 2005 through February 2006. The Partnership filed the information returns with the IRS on May 10, 2006. In January 2007, the Partnership agreed to pay the IRS approximately $0.6 million to settle and resolve the penalty assessment. The settlement is subject to further administrative review within the IRS and the negotiation and execution of a closing agreement between the Partnership and the IRS. The negotiated penalty assessment was recorded as an expense in the consolidated financial statements in the fourth quarter of 2006.

In March 2007, Buckeye was named as a defendant in an action entitled Madigan v. Buckeye Partners, L.P. filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The action was brought by the State of Illinois Attorney General acting on behalf of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The complaint alleges that Buckeye violated various Illinois state environmental laws in connection with a product release from Buckeye’s terminal located in Harristown, Illinois on or about June 11, 2006 and various other product releases from Buckeye’s terminals and pipelines in the State of Illinois during the period of 2001 through 2006. The complaint seeks to recover state oversight costs, damages, and civil penalties and seeks injunctive action requiring Buckeye to remediate the environmental contamination resulting from the product releases. Buckeye believes it has meritorious defenses to the allegations set forth in the complaint.

Environmental Contingencies

In accordance with its accounting policy, the Partnership recorded operating expenses of $1.8 million and $2.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively, and $4.0 million and $3.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively, related to environmental contingencies unrelated to claims and proceedings.

4.  ACQUISITIONS AND EQUITY INVESTMENTS

The acquisitions discussed below were accounted for as acquisitions of assets rather than the acquisitions of businesses, as defined in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 141 — “Business Combinations.”

On January 16, 2007, Buckeye acquired two refined petroleum products terminals located in Flint and Woodhaven, Michigan for approximately $22.0 million, including a deposit of $1.0 million that was paid in 2006. The preliminary allocated fair value of the acquired assets is as follows (in thousands):

Land

 

$

8,581

 

Buildings

 

2,593

 

Machinery, equipment, and office furnishings

 

10,862

 

 

 

$

22,036

 

 

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On February 27, 2007, Buckeye acquired a refined products terminal in Marcy, New York for approximately $2.3 million. The allocated fair value of the acquired assets is as follows (in thousands):

Land

 

$

505

 

Buildings

 

192

 

Machinery, equipment, and office furnishings

 

1,566

 

 

 

$

2,263

 

 

On March 15, 2007, Buckeye completed the acquisition of two refined petroleum products terminals located in Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin and the purchase of a fifty percent interest in a third terminal located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for approximately $15.2 million.  Buckeye has allocated, on a preliminary basis, the cost of the acquisition to the various tangible assets acquired which principally consist of property, plant and equipment.

In the first quarter of 2007 Buckeye invested $0.9 million in West Texas LPG Pipe Line L.P. to be used for capital expenditures.

5. DEBT AND CREDIT FACILITIES

Debt consists of the following:

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

BGH:

 

 

 

 

 

Revolving Line of Credit

 

$

 

$

 

Services Company:

 

 

 

 

 

3.60% ESOP Notes due March 28, 2011

 

23,971

 

27,184

 

Retirement premium

 

(681

)

(862

)

The Partnership:

 

 

 

 

 

4.625% Notes due July 15, 2013

 

300,000

 

300,000

 

6.750% Notes due August 15, 2033

 

150,000

 

150,000

 

5.300% Notes due October 15, 2014

 

275,000

 

275,000

 

5.125% Notes due July 1, 2017

 

125,000

 

125,000

 

Borrowings under Revolving Credit Facility

 

115,000

 

145,000

 

Total debt

 

$

988,290

 

$

1,021,322

 

Other, including unamortized discounts and fair value hedges (1)

 

(847

)

(873

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtotal long- term debt

 

987,443

 

1,020,449

 

Less: current maturities

 

(6,107

)

(6,037

)

Total long-term debt

 

$

981,336

 

$

1,014,412

 


(1)             The June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 amounts include $1.4 million and $1.5 million, respectively, related to an adjustment to fair value associated with a hedge of fair value and ($2.3) million and ($2.4) million, respectively, in unamortized discounts.

The fair value of the consolidated debt was estimated to be $946.3 million and $990.0 million at June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively. The value of the consolidated debt was calculated using interest rates currently available to BGH, the Partnership and Services Company for issuance of debt with similar terms and remaining maturities and approximate market values on the respective dates.

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BGH

On August 9, 2006, BGH entered into a five-year, $10.0 million revolving credit facility with SunTrust Bank, as both administrative agent and lender (the “BGH Credit Agreement”). The credit facility may be used for working capital and other partnership purposes. BGH has pledged all of the limited liability company interests in Buckeye GP as security for its obligations under the BGH Credit Agreement.

The BGH Credit Agreement permits BGH to prepay all loans under the credit facility at any time without premium or penalty (other than customary LIBOR breakage costs). Borrowings under the BGH Credit Agreement bear interest under one of two rate options, selected by BGH, equal to either:

·                  the greater of (1) the federal funds rate plus 0.5% and (2) SunTrust Bank’s prime commercial lending rate; or

·                  LIBOR, plus a margin which can range from 0.40% to 1.40%, based on the ratings assigned by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services and Moody’s Investor Services to the senior unsecured non-credit enhanced long-term debt of the Partnership.

BGH’s ability to borrow amounts under the BGH Credit Agreement is subject to satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent to revolving loans and compliance with terms and conditions included in the BGH Credit Agreement. The BGH Credit Agreement requires BGH to maintain leverage and funded debt coverage ratios. The leverage ratio covenant requires BGH to maintain, as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, a ratio of the total funded indebtedness of BGH and its Restricted Subsidiaries, measured as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, to the aggregate dividends and distributions received by BGH and its Restricted Subsidiaries from the Partnership, plus all other cash received by BGH and the Restricted Subsidiaries, measured for the preceding twelve months, less expenses, of not more than 2.50 to 1.00. The BGH Credit Agreement defines “Restricted Subsidiaries” as certain of BGH’s wholly owned subsidiaries.  The funded debt coverage ratio covenant requires BGH to maintain, as of the last day of each fiscal quarter, a ratio of total consolidated funded debt of BGH and all of its subsidiaries to the consolidated EBITDA, as defined in the BGH Credit Agreement, of BGH and all of its subsidiaries, measured for the preceding twelve months, of not more than 5.25 to 1.00, subject to a provision for increases to 5.75 to 1.00 in connection with future acquisitions. At June 30, 2007, BGH’s funded debt coverage ratio was 4.27 to 1.00.

The BGH Credit Agreement prohibits BGH from declaring dividends or distributions if any default or event of default, as defined in the BGH Credit Agreement, has occurred or would result from such a declaration. In addition, the BGH Credit Agreement contains covenants and provisions requiring BGH to adhere to certain covenants and limiting the ability of BGH and its Restricted Subsidiaries to, among other things:

·                  incur or guarantee indebtedness;

·                  make certain negative pledges and grant certain liens;

·                  make certain loans, acquisitions and investments;

·                  make any material changes to the nature of BGH or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ business; or

·                  enter into a merger, consolidation or sale of assets.

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If an event of default exists under the BGH Credit Agreement, the lender will be able to terminate the BGH Credit Agreement and accelerate the maturity of all outstanding loans, as well as exercise other rights and remedies. The following are some of the events which would constitute an event of default under the BGH Credit Agreement:

·                  failure to pay any principal, interest, fees, expenses or other amounts when due;

·                  failure of any representation or warranty to be true and correct in any material respect;

·                  failure to perform or otherwise comply with the covenants in the BGH Credit Agreement or other loan documents, subject to certain grace periods;

·                  default by BGH or any Restricted Subsidiary on the payment of any other indebtedness in excess of $5.0 million or default by the Partnership or any of its subsidiaries on the payment of any indebtedness in excess of $25.0 million, or any default in the performance of any obligation or condition with respect to such indebtedness beyond the applicable grace period if the effect of the default is to permit or cause the acceleration of the indebtedness;

·                  bankruptcy or insolvency events involving BGH;

·                  the entry against BGH of a judgment in excess of specified amounts, or otherwise having a material adverse effect, that is not stayed, discharged or deferred within specified periods;

·                  the invalidity or unenforceability of any material provision in the BGH Credit Agreement or related documents; and

·                  the occurrence of certain events with respect to employee benefit plans subject to ERISA.

In addition, the BGH Credit Agreement provides for a “change of control” event of default that is triggered if (i) MainLine Management ceases to be the sole general partner of BGH, (ii) BGH GP Holdings, LLC ceases to own and control 100% of MainLine Management, (iii) (A) Arclight, Kelso, Lehman Brothers, and each of their respective affiliates, individually or collectively, cease to own and control at least 35% of the outstanding equity interests of BGH GP Holdings, LLC, and (B) any person, entity or group owns and controls a larger percentage of the outstanding equity interests of BGH GP Holdings, LLC than is collectively owned by Arclight, Kelso, Lehman Brothers, and their affiliates.  BGH received the consent of the BGH Credit Agreement lenders in connection with the sale of Carlyle/Riverstone’s interest in BGH as described in Note 2, and entered into an amendment to the BGH Credit Agreement to reflect the change in ownership following the sale.

Services Company

Services Company’s 3.60% Senior Secured Notes (the “3.60% ESOP Notes”), due March 28, 2011, are payable by the ESOP to a third-party lender. The 3.60% ESOP Notes were issued on May 4, 2004. The 3.60% ESOP Notes are collateralized by Services Company’s common stock and are guaranteed by Services Company. In addition, the Partnership has committed that, in the event that the value of the Partnership’s LP Units owned by Services Company falls below 125% of the balance payable under the 3.60% ESOP Notes, the Partnership will fund an escrow account with sufficient assets to bring the value of the total collateral (the value of the Partnership’s LP Units owned by Services Company and the escrow account) up to the 125% minimum. Amounts deposited in the escrow account are returned to the Partnership when the value of the Partnership’s LP Units owned by Services Company’s returns to an amount that exceeds the 125% minimum. At June 30, 2007, the value of the Partnership’s LP Units owned by Services Company exceeded the 125% requirement.

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The Partnership

As noted above, the Partnership has four series of publicly issued notes payable with an aggregate principal balance of approximately $850.0 million and with interest rates ranging from 4.625% to 6.750%.  The Partnership makes quarterly interest payments on each note with the principal balances outstanding under each respective series to be paid on or before the due dates as shown above.

On November 13, 2006 the Partnership entered into a new $400 million, 5-year revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with a syndicate of banks. The Credit Facility, which replaced the Partnership’s previous $400 million credit facility, contains a one-time expansion feature to $600 million subject to certain conditions. Borrowings under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by certain of the Partnership’s subsidiaries. The Credit Facility matures on November 13, 2011, but may be extended for up to two additional 12-month periods under certain circumstances. The weighted average interest rate on amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility at June 30, 2007 was 5.7%.

Borrowings under the Credit Facility bear interest under one of two rate options, selected by the Partnership, equal to either (i) the greater of (a) the federal funds rate plus 0.5% and (b) SunTrust Bank’s prime rate plus an applicable margin, or (ii) LIBOR plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin is determined based on the current utilization level of the Credit Facility and on ratings assigned by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investor Services for the Partnership’s senior unsecured non-credit enhanced long-term debt. The Partnership also had committed $1.6 million and $2.1 million of the Credit Facility to support outstanding letters of credit at June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively.

The Credit Facility contains covenants and provisions that:

·                  Restrict the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries’ ability to incur additional indebtedness based on a Funded Debt Ratio described below;

·                  Prohibit the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries from creating or incurring certain liens on their property;

·                  Prohibit the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries from disposing of property material to their operations; and

·                  Limit consolidations, mergers and asset transfers by the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries.

The Credit Facility requires that the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries maintain a maximum “Funded Debt Ratio” which is calculated using “EBITDA” as defined in the Credit Facility. The Credit Facility defines EBITDA for periods prior to the fourth quarter of 2006 as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and incentive compensation payments to Buckeye GP, and for periods commencing after October 1, 2006 as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, in each case excluding the income of certain majority-owned subsidiaries and equity investments (but including distributions from those majority-owned subsidiaries and equity investments).

The Partnership’s Funded Debt Ratio at the end of any quarterly period equals the ratio of the long-term debt of the Partnership and certain of its subsidiaries (including the current portion, if any) to EBITDA for the previous four fiscal quarters. As of the end of any fiscal quarter, the Funded Debt Ratio may not exceed 4.75 to 1.00, subject to a provision for increases to 5.25 to 1.00 in connection with future acquisitions. At June 30, 2007 the Partnership’s Funded Debt Ratio was 4.01 to 1.00.

In addition, the Credit Facility provides for a “change of control” event of default that is triggered if (i) BGH GP Holdings, LLC ceases to own and control 100% of MainLine Management, (ii) (A) Arclight, Kelso, Lehman Brothers and each of their respective affiliates, individually or collectively, cease to own and control at least 35% of the outstanding equity interests of BGH GP Holdings, LLC, and (B) any person, entity or group owns and controls a

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larger percentage of the outstanding equity interests of BGH GP Holdings, LLC, than is collectively owned by Arclight, Kelso, Lehman Brothers, and their affiliates,  (iii) BGH ceases to own 100% of Buckeye GP or (iv) Buckeye GP ceases to be the sole general partner of Buckeye.  Buckeye received the consent of the Credit Facility lenders in connection with the sale of Carlyle/Riverstone’s interest in BGH as described in Note 2, and entered into an amendment to the Credit Facility to reflect the change in ownership following the sale.

At June 30, 2007 the Partnership was in compliance with all of the covenants under the Credit Facility.

In December 2004, the Partnership terminated an interest rate swap agreement associated with the 4.625% Notes due June 15, 2013 and received proceeds of $2.0 million.  In accordance with FASB Statement No. 133 — “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities”, the Partnership has deferred the $2.0 million gain as an adjustment to the fair value of the hedged portion of the Partnership’s debt and is amortizing the gain as a reduction of interest expense over the remaining term of the hedged debt.  Accordingly, interest expense was reduced by $59 thousand in the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, and $118 thousand in the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006.

6.  PREPAID AND OTHER CURRENT ASSETS

Prepaid and other current assets consist of the following:

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Prepaid insurance

 

$

3,513

 

$

7,728

 

Insurance receivables

 

10,244

 

12,093

 

Ammonia receivable

 

6,998

 

6,284

 

Other

 

11,592

 

8,070

 

Total

 

$

32,347

 

$

34,175

 

 

7.  ACCRUED AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accrued and other current liabilities consist of the following:

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Taxes — other than income

 

$

8,420

 

$

5,858

 

Accrued employee benefit liability

 

2,340

 

2,340

 

Environmental liabilities

 

12,347

 

12,498

 

Interest

 

17,170

 

16,961

 

Retainage

 

1,767

 

940

 

Payable for ammonia purchase

 

6,627

 

6,072

 

Compensation and vacation

 

8,884

 

8,606

 

Other

 

15,770

 

16,499

 

Total

 

$

73,325

 

$

69,774

 

 

 

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8.  EARNINGS PER UNIT

BGH has presented earnings per unit only for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2007 because it was not a public company during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2006.  The following table reconciles the weighted average number of units in computing the income per unit.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2007

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Basic:

 

 

 

 

 

Average common units outstanding

 

27,215

 

27,077

 

Average management units outstanding

 

858

 

906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average units for basic

 

28,073

 

27,983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted:

 

 

 

 

 

Units used for basic calculation

 

28,073

 

27,983

 

Dilutive effect of additional management units

 

227

 

317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average units for diluted

 

28,300

 

28,300

 

 

9. CASH DISTRIBUTIONS

BGH generally makes quarterly cash distributions of substan­tially all of its available cash, generally defined as consolidated cash receipts less consolidated cash expenditures and such retentions for working capital, anticipated cash expenditures and contingencies as MainLine Management deems appropriate.

On July 26, 2007, MainLine Management declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.25 per unit payable on August 31, 2007, to unitholders of record on August 6, 2007.  The total cash distribution to BGH unitholders will amount to approximately $7.1 million.

10. UNIT-BASED COMPENSATION

The Partnership sponsors a Unit Option and Distribution Equivalent Plan (the “Option Plan”), pursuant to which it grants options to purchase LP Units at 100% of the market price of the LP Units on the date of grant to key employees of Services Company.  The options vest three years from the date of grant and expire ten years from the date of grant. As options are exercised, the Partnership issues new LP Units. The Partnership has not historically repurchased, and does not expect to repurchase in 2007, any of its LP Units.

Effective January 1, 2006, the Partnership adopted the fair value measurement and recognition provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), “Share-Based Payment” (“SFAS No. 123R”), using the modified prospective basis transition method. Under this method, unit-based compensation expense recognized in the first quarter of 2006 includes: (a) compensation expense for all grants made prior to, but not yet vested as of, January 1, 2006, based on the grant date fair value estimated in accordance with the original provisions of SFAS No. 123, and (b) compensation expense for all grants made on or after January 1 to June 30, 2006, based on the grant date fair value estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  The Partnership recognizes compensation expense for awards granted on or after January 1, 2006, on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.

For the retirement eligibility provisions of the Option Plan, the Partnership follows the non-substantive vesting method and recognizes compensation expense immediately for options granted to retirement-eligible employees, or over the period from the grant date to the date retirement eligibility is achieved. Unit-based

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compensation expense recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of income is based upon options ultimately expected to vest. In accordance with SFAS No. 123R, forfeitures have been estimated at the time of grant and will be revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates. Forfeitures were estimated based upon historical experience.

The impact of adopting the accounting provisions of SFAS No. 123R for the Option Plan is immaterial to BGH’s consolidated financial statements.

Unit Compensation Plan

MainLine’s equity prior to the IPO consisted of class A units (“A Units”) and class B units (“B Units”).  On May 4, 2004, MainLine issued 16,216,668 of its B Units to certain members of senior management for no consideration under a Unit Compensation Plan. The B Units were subordinate to the A Units. One half, or 8,108,334, of the B Units (“Time Based B Units”) vested ratably over five years. The remainder or 8,108,334 of the B Units (“Performance Based B Units”) vested over five years only if certain performance targets based on the incentive compensation received by MainLine from the Partnership were met.

Coincident with the IPO, the equity interests of MainLine were exchanged for the equity interests of BGH.  The total 145,950,000 of A Units of MainLine were exchanged for 16,438,000 Common Units of BGH.  The 16,216,668 B Units of MainLine were exchanged for 1,362,000 Management Units of BGH.  The Management Units are exchangeable for Common Units on a one for one basis at the option of the holder.  The vesting schedule of the Management Units of BGH varied from that of MainLine’s B Units for which they were exchanged.  Seventy percent, or 953,400 Management Units, were vested immediately on the IPO date.  The remaining 30% or 408,600 of the Management Units were scheduled to vest over a three year period with 136,200 of the Units vesting on May 4, of each 2007, 2008 and 2009. As disclosed in Note 2, the sale of the majority interest in BGH constituted a change of control of BGH that triggered the immediate vesting and expense recognition of the remaining unamortized value of the Management Units. Also, coincident with the aforementioned sale, approximately 61% or 831,647 of the Management Units were exchanged for Common Units.

Under the provisions of SFAS No. 123R, BGH recognized deferred compensation for the Management Units (i) for which vesting was accelerated compared to the B Units for which they were exchanged, and (ii) that were now deemed probable of vesting compared to BGH’s previous estimates.  BGH determined that these criteria applied to 272,400 Management Units, the fair value of which was $4.6 million at August 9, 2006.

Of the total deferred compensation recognized of $4.6 million, BGH recognized approximately $3.5 million as an expense from August 9 (the IPO date) through December 31, 2006 (with an offsetting increase in partners’ capital).  BGH charged $1.0 million and $1.1 million of non-cash unit compensation expense against earnings for the Management Units in the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively. There are no additional Management Units available for grant in connection with BGH’s Unit Compensation Plan.

11. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Commencing on May 4, 2004 and ending on August 9, 2006 BGH had agreed to pay to Carlyle/Riverstone an annual management fee of $0.3 million.  General and administrative expenses include approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three and six month ended June 30, 2006 related to this management fee.

Services Company and the Partnership are considered related parties with respect to BGH.  As discussed in Note 1, the condensed consolidated financial statements for BGH include the accounts of Services Company and the Partnership on a consolidated basis, and all intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

12. PENSIONS AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS

Services Company sponsors a retirement income guarantee plan (a defined benefit plan)  (the “RIGP”) which generally guarantees employees hired before January 1, 1986, a retirement benefit at least equal to the benefit they would have

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received under a previously terminated defined benefit plan. Services Company’s policy is to fund amounts necessary to at least meet the minimum funding requirements of ERISA.

Services Company also provides a post-retirement health care and life insurance plan (the “Retiree Medical Plan”) to certain of its retirees. To be eligible for these benefits an employee must have been hired prior to January 1, 1991 and meet certain service requirements. Services Company does not pre-fund this postretirement benefit obligation.

In December 2006, BGH adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158, “Employers’ Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans, an amendment of FASB Statements No. 87, 88, 106, and 132(R)” (“SFAS No. 158”).  SFAS No. 158 requires companies to recognize a net liability or asset and an offsetting adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive income in connection with reporting on the funded status of defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans. The SFAS 158 adjustments are reclassified to non-controlling interest in BGH’s June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 condensed consolidated financial statements.

In December 2006, Services Company amended the Retiree Medical Plan to freeze amounts payable to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries at $2,500 per year commencing in 2008.  This change had the effect of reducing BGH’s postretirement benefit obligation at December 31, 2006 by approximately $20.4 million and reducing the Retiree Medical Plan expense for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2007 by approximately $1.0 million and $1.9 million, respectively.

For the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the components of the net periodic benefit cost recognized by the Partnership for Services Company’s RIGP and Retiree Medical Plan were as follows:

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

RIGP

 

Retiree Medical
Plan

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Components of net periodic benefit cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

248

 

$

179

 

$

100

 

$

225

 

Interest cost

 

252

 

215

 

508

 

725

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(205

)

(211

)

 

 

Amortization of prior service benefit

 

(114

)

(115

)

(860

)

(125

)

Amortization of unrecognized losses

 

144

 

111

 

381

 

273

 

Net periodic benefit costs

 

$

325

 

$

179

 

$

129

 

$

1,098

 

 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006, the components of the net periodic benefit cost recognized by the Partnership for Services Company’s RIGP and Retiree Medical Plan were as follows:

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

RIGP

 

Retiree Medical
Plan

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Components of net periodic benefit cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

495

 

$

461

 

$

200

 

$

450

 

Interest cost

 

505

 

500

 

1,016

 

1,450

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(410

)

(423

)

 

 

Amortization of prior service benefit

 

(227

)

(227

)

(1,719

)

(250

)

Amortization of unrecognized losses

 

287

 

306

 

762

 

548

 

Net periodic benefit costs

 

$

650

 

$

617

 

$

259

 

$

2,198

 

 

A minimum funding contribution is not required for 2007.

13.  SEGMENT INFORMATION

All of Buckeye’s operations are conducted through Buckeye and its operating subsidiaries.  Based on the financial information provided to senior management, BGH has determined that Buckeye’s operations are appropriately presented in three reportable operating segments: Pipeline Operations, Terminalling and Storage and Other Operations. BGH also has certain consolidated-level assets, principally consisting of goodwill, which are not allocable to the individual reporting segments because they are not used by the chief operating decision maker to make decisions or to allocate resources. However, BGH does have another $11.4 million of goodwill included in its Terminalling and Storage Segment. BGH’s reportable operating segments consist of the following:

Pipeline Operations:

The Pipeline Operations segment receives petroleum products including gasoline, jet and diesel fuel and other distillates from refineries, connecting pipelines, and bulk and marine terminals and transports those products to other locations for a fee.  This segment owns and operates approximately 5,400 miles of pipeline systems in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Terminalling and Storage:

The Terminalling and Storage segment provides bulk storage and terminal throughput services.  This segment owns and operates 51 terminals that have the capacity to store an aggregate of approximately 20 million barrels of refined petroleum products.  The terminals are located in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Other Operations:

The Other Operations segment consists primarily of the Partnership’s contract operation of third-party pipelines, which are owned primarily by major oil and chemical companies and are located in Texas and Louisiana.  This segment also performs pipeline construction management services, typically for cost plus a fixed fee, for these same customers.  The Other Operations segment also includes the Partnership’s ownership and operation of an ammonia pipeline acquired in November 2005 and its majority ownership of the Sabina Pipeline in Texas.

Financial information about each segment is presented below. Each segment uses the same accounting policies as those used in the preparation of BGH’s condensed consolidated financial statements. All inter-segment revenues, operating income and assets have been eliminated.  All periods are presented on a consistent basis.

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Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

92,427

 

$

86,538

 

$

186,178

 

$

168,405

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

23,948

 

18,441

 

47,536

 

36,609

 

Other Operations

 

8,576

 

6,516

 

16,181

 

12,226

 

Total

 

$

124,951

 

$

111,495

 

$

249,895

 

$

217,240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating, general and administrative expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

50,284

 

$

43,127

 

$

99,058

 

$

86,650

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

14,378

 

12,334

 

27,037

 

21,886

 

Other Operations

 

6,074

 

4,643

 

11,244

 

8,744

 

Total

 

$

70,736

 

$

60,104

 

$

137,339

 

$

117,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

8,220

 

$

8,478

 

$

16,207

 

$

16,089

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

1,434

 

1,142

 

2,739

 

2,246

 

Other Operations

 

347

 

398

 

762

 

787

 

Total

 

$

10,001

 

$

10,018

 

$

19,708

 

$

19,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

58,504

 

$

51,605

 

$

115,265

 

$

102,739

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

15,812

 

13,476

 

29,776

 

24,132

 

Other Operations

 

6,421

 

5,041

 

12,006

 

9,531

 

Total

 

$

80,737

 

$

70,122

 

$

157,047

 

$

136,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

33,923

 

$

34,933

 

$

70,913

 

$

65,666

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

8,136

 

4,965

 

17,760

 

12,477

 

Other Operations

 

2,155

 

1,475

 

4,175

 

2,695

 

Total

 

$

44,214

 

$

41,373

 

$

92,848

 

$

80,838

 

 

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Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Capital expenditures:

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

29,375

 

$

31,332

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

6,075

 

9,487

 

Other Operations

 

1,516

 

3,124

 

Consolidating-level

 

 

85

 

Total

 

$

36,966

 

$

44,028

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

860

 

$

79,286

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

38,460

 

13,504

 

Total

 

$

39,320

 

$

92,790

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets*:

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

1,606,938

 

$

1,608,243

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

366,429

 

318,917

 

Other Operations

 

68,883

 

68,310

 

Consolidating-level

 

218,910

 

217,115

 

Total

 

$

2,261,160

 

$

2,212,585

 


* All equity investments are included in the assets of Pipeline Operations.

14. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In July 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) adopted FASB Interpretation No. 48 “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”). FIN 48 sets forth a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for financial statement recognition of positions taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns. Only tax positions meeting a “more-likely-than-not” threshold of being sustained should be recognized under FIN 48. FIN 48 also provides guidance on derecognizing, classification of interest and penalties and accounting and disclosures for annual and interim financial statements. FIN 48 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006. The cumulative effect of the changes arising from the initial application of FIN 48 is required to be reported as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. The adoption of FIN 48 had no material impact on the financial statements of BGH.

In September 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“SFAS No. 157”).  This statement clarifies the definition of fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands the disclosures on fair value measurements. SFAS No. 157 is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007 and interim periods within that year.  BGH is still determining the impact, if any, of the adoption of SFAS No. 157 on its financial statements.

In February 2007, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 159 (“SFAS No. 159”).  SFAS No. 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value that currently are not required to be measured at fair value.   SFAS No. 159 is effective no later than fiscal years beginning

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after November 15, 2007.  The Partnership does not believe that the adoption of SFAS No. 159 will have a material impact on its financial statements.

15. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On July 24, 2007, the Partnership announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the membership interests in Lodi Gas Storage LLC (“Lodi Gas”) from an affiliate of ArcLight.  Lodi Gas owns and operates a natural gas storage cavern near Lodi, California and an expansion facility, known as Kirby Hills, located approximately 45 miles west of the Lodi facility.  The combined Lodi and Kirby Hills facilities provide approximately 22 billion cubic feet (“Bcf”) of working gas capacity and are connected to Pacific Gas and Electric’s intrastate gas pipelines that service natural gas demand in the San Francisco and Sacramento areas.  Lodi Gas also has an application pending with the California Public Utilities Commission (the “CPUC”) to permit an expansion of the Kirby Hills facility, which will provide an additional 12 Bcf of working gas capacity following estimated capital expenditures in 2008 of approximately $40.0 million.

The purchase price for Lodi Gas is approximately $440.0 million, of which approximately $428.0 million will be paid at closing and approximately $12.0 million will be paid upon approval of the Kirby Hills facility expansion by the CPUC.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including approval of the Partnership’s purchase by the CPUC.  The Partnership anticipates closing the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Effective as of July 27, 2007, Mr. Robert B. Wallace resigned his position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, of MainLine Management and also resigned a similar position at Buckeye GP.  The board of directors of  MainLine Management elected Mr. Vance E. Powers as Acting Chief Financial Officer of MainLine Management, effective upon Mr. Wallace’s resignation.  Mr. Powers was also elected by the board of directors of Buckeye GP to serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Buckeye GP, effective upon Mr. Wallace’s resignation.

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

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

The following discussion provides an analysis of the financial condition and results of operations for Buckeye GP Holdings L.P. (“BGH”) and each of BGH’s operating segments, including an overview of its liquidity and capital resources and other related matters.  The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in this report and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

BGH owns and controls Buckeye GP LLC (“Buckeye GP”), which is the general partner of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership” or “Buckeye”), a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership.  BGH is managed by its general partner, MainLine Management LLC (“MainLine Management”).  BGH’s only cash-generating assets are its partnership interests in Buckeye, comprised primarily of the following:

·                  the incentive distribution rights in Buckeye;

·                  the general partner interests in Buckeye (representing 243,914 general partner units (the “GP Units”), or an approximate 0.6% interest in  Buckeye);

·                  80,000 Buckeye limited partner units (the “LP Units”); and

·                  the indirect ownership of the general partner interests in certain of Buckeye’s operating subsidiaries (representing an approximate 1% interest in each of such operating subsidiaries ).

BGH’s earnings and cash flows are, therefore, directly dependent upon the ability of Buckeye and its operating subsidiaries to make cash distributions to Buckeye’s partners. The actual amount of cash that Buckeye will have available for distribution will depend primarily on Buckeye’s ability to generate earnings and cash flows beyond its working capital requirements.

The following table summarizes BGH’s cash received in the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 as a result of its partnership interests in Buckeye:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

(In thousands)

 

Incentive distributions from Buckeye

 

$

7,338

 

$

6,174

 

$

14,141

 

$

11,896

 

Distributions from the ownership of 243,914 of Buckeye’s GP Units

 

195

 

183

 

387

 

363

 

Distributions from the ownership of 80,000 of Buckeye’s LP Units

 

64

 

60

 

127

 

119

 

Distributions from the indirect 1% ownership in certain of Buckeye’s operating subsidiaries

 

237

 

286

 

618

 

628

 

 

 

$

7,834

 

$

6,703

 

$

15,273

 

$

13,006

 

 

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Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

BGH is a Delaware limited partnership formed on June 15, 2006 in order to facilitate the reorganization of MainLine L.P. (“MainLine”) and its affiliates and to effect an initial public offering (“IPO”) of the Common Units of BGH.  The reorganization and IPO occurred on August 9, 2006.

As discussed below under Significant Event, effective June 25, 2007BGH’s limited partnership units are owned approximately 62% by BGH GP Holdings, LLC, approximately 1% by certain members of Buckeye GP’s senior management and approximately 37% by the public.   Prior to the IPO, BGH had no activity and MainLine owned and controlled Buckeye GP.

Coincident with the IPO, the equity interests of MainLine were exchanged for the equity interests of BGH.  Accordingly, the financial information for BGH prior to the IPO date of August 9, 2006 included in this report includes the financial information of MainLine.

In connection with the IPO, BGH and Buckeye GP restructured the ownership of Buckeye GP.  MainLine Sub LLC (“MainLine Sub”), which was then a wholly-owned subsidiary of BGH and the owner of Buckeye GP, assigned all of its rights under the Fourth Amended and Restated Incentive Compensation Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2004, between MainLine Sub and Buckeye to Buckeye GP.  Thereafter, Buckeye and Buckeye GP amended and restated that agreement by entering into the Fifth Amended and Restated Incentive Compensation Agreement, dated as of August 9, 2006 (the “Incentive Compensation Agreement”).  On August 9, 2006, Buckeye GP also entered into the Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Buckeye Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership Agreement”).  The amendments to the Incentive Compensation Agreement and the Partnership Agreement reflect the assignment of the Incentive Compensation Agreement to Buckeye GP and re-characterize the payments Buckeye GP receives under the Incentive Compensation Agreement as distributions in respect of its general partner interest rather than compensation payments.  On August 18, 2006, MainLine Sub was merged with and into BGH.  These changes resulted in changes in the method used to allocate Buckeye’s income between Buckeye GP and Buckeye’s limited partners.

None of these changes affect the amount or timing of cash distributions or incentive distributions from Buckeye to Buckeye GP.  Buckeye’s criteria for determining the amount of cash distributions and its policies regarding the timing of such cash distributions remain unchanged.  Commencing with the fourth quarter of 2006, Buckeye ceased recording incentive compensation payable to Buckeye GP as an expense and instead recorded such payments as distributions from partners’ capital.

Prior to the IPO, BGH recognized its share of Buckeye’s income as the sum of (i) the incentive compensation payments received (to which BGH was contractually entitled and which were recorded as an expense in Buckeye’s financial statements), (ii) its proportionate share of Buckeye’s remaining net income based on its ownership of the general partner interest in Buckeye, 80,000 of Buckeye’s LP Units that it owns and its general partner interests in certain of the Operating Subsidiaries and (iii) the senior administrative charge.  Commencing with the IPO, BGH recognizes its share of Buckeye’s income as the sum of (i) the amount of incentive compensation BGH would have received had only Buckeye’s net income for the period been entirely distributed (which income, commencing with the fourth quarter of 2006 now includes the incentive compensation payments previously recorded by Buckeye as an expense) and (ii) its proportionate share of the remaining net income of Buckeye and the Operating Subsidiaries.

The effect of this change was to reduce BGH’s net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 by approximately $2.2 million and $2.8 million, respectively, of which $0.5 million and $0.9 million for the three and six months ended June 20, 2007, respectively, represents the absence of income related to the senior administrative

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charge in 2007 compared to 2006.  The remaining $1.7 million and $1.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 represents the difference between income recognition for incentive compensation under BGH’s new methodology compared to the amount that would have been recognized had the Incentive Compensation Agreement and Partnership Agreement not been amended.

Significant Event

On April 3, 2007, Carlyle/Riverstone BPL Holdings II, L.P. (“Carlyle/Riverstone”), certain members of senior management of Buckeye GP and other limited partners (collectively, the “Sellers”) entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with BGH GP Holdings, LLC (the “Buyer”).  The Buyer is a limited liability company owned by affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”), Kelso & Company (“Kelso”) and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (“Lehman Brothers”).  The Purchase Agreement provided for the sale by the Sellers to the Buyer of their 62.9% limited partner interest in BGH and Carlyle/Riverstone’s ownership interest in MainLine Management LLC (“MainLine Management”), which is the general partner of BGH.

On June 25, 2007, the Purchase Agreement was amended to provide that the members of management who were parties to the Purchase Agreement would retain a portion of their limited partner interest in BGH. Also on June 25, 2007, the sale transaction closed.  Total consideration paid was $411.6 million.  The transaction constituted a change of control of BGH and, indirectly, Buckeye.

In connection with the closing of the transaction, William H. Shea, Jr. resigned as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye and as a director of each entity.  Forrest E. Wylie was elected as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye and as a director of each entity. Furthermore, in connection with the closing of the transaction, Michael B. Hoffman, E. Bartow Jones and Andrew W. Ward, each of whom is affiliated with Carlyle/Riverstone, resigned from their positions as directors of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye.  Daniel R. Revers and Robb E. Turner, each of whom is affiliated with ArcLight, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partners of BGH and Buckeye.  In addition, Frank J. Loverro and Christopher L. Collins, each of whom is affiliated with Kelso, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partner of BGH, and Michael B. Goldberg and Irvin K. Culpepper, Jr., each of whom also is affiliated with Kelso, were appointed to the Board of Directors of the general partner of Buckeye.

Subsequent Event

On July 24, 2007, the Partnership announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the membership interests in Lodi Gas Storage LLC (“Lodi Gas”) from an affiliate of ArcLight.  Lodi Gas owns and operates a natural gas storage cavern near Lodi, California and an expansion facility, known as Kirby Hills, located approximately 45 miles west of the Lodi facility.  The combined Lodi and Kirby Hills facilities provide approximately 22 billion cubic feet (“Bcf”) of working gas capacity and are connected to Pacific Gas and Electric’s intrastate gas pipelines that service natural gas demand in the San Francisco and Sacramento areas.  Lodi Gas also has an application pending with the California Public Utilities Commission (the “CPUC”) to permit an expansion of the Kirby Hills facility, which will provide an additional 12 Bcf of working gas capacity following estimated capital expenditures in 2008 of approximately $40.0 million.

The purchase price for Lodi Gas is approximately $440.0 million, of which approximately $428.0 million will be paid at closing and approximately $12.0 million will be paid upon approval of the Kirby Hills facility expansion by the CPUC.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including approval of the Partnership’s purchase by the CPUC.  The Partnership anticipates closing the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Effective as of July 27, 2007, Mr. Robert B. Wallace resigned his position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, of MainLine Management and also resigned a similar position at Buckeye GP.  The board of directors of MainLine Management elected Mr. Vance E. Powers as Acting Chief Financial Officer of MainLine Management, effective upon Mr. Wallace’s resignation.  Mr. Powers was also elected by the board of directors of Buckeye GP to serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Buckeye GP, effective upon Mr. Wallace’s resignation.

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Results of Operations

The results of operations discussed below principally reflect the activities of Buckeye. Since the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of BGH include the consolidated results of Buckeye, BGH’s consolidated statements are substantially similar to Buckeye’s except as noted below:

·                  Interest of non-controlling partners in Buckeye—BGH’s condensed consolidated balance sheet includes a non-controlling interest liability that reflects the proportion of Buckeye owned by its partners other than BGH. Similarly, the ownership interests in Buckeye held by its partners other than BGH are reflected in BGH’s condensed consolidated income statement as non-controlling interest expense. These non-controlling interest liabilities and expenses are not reflected in Buckeye’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

·                  BGH’s capital structure—In addition to incorporating the assets and liabilities of Buckeye, BGH’s condensed consolidated balance sheet includes BGH’s own indebtedness and related debt placement costs, and the partners’ capital on BGH’s balance sheet represents BGH’s partners’ capital as opposed to the capital reflected in Buckeye’s balance sheet, which reflects the ownership interest of all its partners, including its owners other than BGH. Consequently, BGH’s income statement reflects additional interest expense, interest income and debt amortization expense that is not reflected in Buckeye’s financial statements.

·                  Inclusion of Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company—The financial statements of Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company (“Services Company”), which employs the employees who manage and operate the assets of Buckeye, are consolidated into BGH’s financial statements. The financial statements of Buckeye do not include the financial statements of Services Company.

·                  BGH’s G&A expenses—BGH incurs general and administrative expenses that are independent from Buckeye’s operations and are not reflected in Buckeye’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

·                  Elimination of Intercompany Transactions—Intercompany obligations and payments between Buckeye, its consolidated subsidiaries and BGH and Services Company are reflected in Buckeye’s consolidated financial statements but are eliminated in BGH’s consolidated financial statements.

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Buckeye’s principal line of business is the transportation, terminalling and storage of petroleum products in the United States for major integrated oil companies, large refined petroleum product marketing companies and major end users of petroleum products on a fee basis through facilities owned and operated by Buckeye. Buckeye also operates pipelines owned by third parties under contracts with major oil and chemical companies, and performs certain construction activities, generally for the owners of those third-party pipelines.

Buckeye’s direct subsidiaries are Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Buckeye Pipe Line”), Laurel Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Laurel”), Everglades Pipe Line Company, L.P. (“Everglades”), Buckeye Pipe Line Holdings, L.P. (“BPH”), Wood River Pipe Lines LLC (“Wood River”), Buckeye Pipe Line Transportation LLC (“BPL Transportation”) and Buckeye NGL Pipe Lines LLC (“Buckeye NGL”).  Each of these entities is referred to as an “Operating Subsidiary” and they are collectively referred to as the “Operating Subsidiaries.” Buckeye owns an approximately 99% interest in each Operating Subsidiary except that it owns a 100% interest in each of Wood River, BPL Transportation and Buckeye NGL.

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Operating Segments

As fully described in Note 13 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, BGH has determined that its operations are appropriately presented in three operating segments, which are the same as Buckeye’s operating segments: Pipeline Operations; Terminalling and Storage; and Other Operations.

Results of Operations

Summary operating results for BGH were as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenue

 

$

124,951

 

$

111,495

 

$

249,895

 

$

217,240

 

Costs and expenses

 

80,737

 

70,122

 

157,047

 

136,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

44,214

 

41,373

 

92,848

 

80,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expenses)

 

(12,770

)

(15,909

)

(26,346

)

(31,318

)

Income before equity income and non-controlling interest

 

31,444

 

25,464

 

66,502

 

49,520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity income

 

2,258

 

1,415

 

4,044

 

2,795

 

Non-controlling interest expense

 

(29,571

)

(24,892

)

(60,476

)

(48,089

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

4,131

 

$

1,987

 

$

10,070

 

$

4,226

 

 

Revenues and operating income by operating segment were as follows:

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Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

(In thousands)

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

92,427

 

$

86,538

 

$

186,178

 

$

168,405

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

23,948

 

18,441

 

47,536

 

36,609

 

Other Operations

 

8,576

 

6,516

 

16,181

 

12,226

 

Total

 

$

124,951

 

$

111,495

 

$

249,895

 

$

217,240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

33,923

 

$

34,933

 

$

70,913

 

$

65,666

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

8,136

 

4,965

 

17,760

 

12,477

 

Other Operations

 

2,155

 

1,475

 

4,175

 

2,695

 

Total

 

$

44,214

 

$

41,373

 

$

92,848

 

$

80,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses (including depreciation and amortization):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

58,504

 

$

51,605

 

$

115,265

 

$

102,739

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

15,812

 

13,476

 

29,776

 

24,132

 

Other Operations

 

6,421

 

5,041

 

12,006

 

9,531

 

Total

 

$

80,737

 

$

70,122

 

$

157,047

 

$

136,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline Operations

 

$

8,220

 

$

8,478

 

$

16,207

 

$

16,089

 

Terminalling and Storage

 

1,434

 

1,142

 

2,739

 

2,246

 

Other Operations

 

347

 

398

 

762

 

787

 

Total

 

$

10,001

 

$

10,018

 

$

19,708

 

$

19,122

 

 

Second Quarter of 2007 compared to Second Quarter of 2006

Total revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 were $125.0 million, $13.5 million or 12.1% greater than revenue of $111.5 million for the same period in 2006. This improvement in the second quarter of 2007 was driven mainly by increased revenues in the Pipelines Operations segment as discussed below.

Pipeline Operations:

Revenue from Pipeline Operations was $92.4 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to $86.5 million in the second quarter of 2006. The revenue increase in the second quarter of 2007 of $5.9 million or 6.8% was primarily the result of:

·                  An approximate $8.1 million increase in base transportation revenue caused primarily by an indexed-based tariff increase of approximately 6.1% implemented on July 1, 2006 and a market-based tariff increase of approximately 4.5% implemented on May 1, 2007.  Product volumes (as shown below) were flat in the second quarter of 2007 as compared to the second quarter of 2006;

·                  An approximate $2.9 million reduction in revenue representing primarily the settlement of overages and shortages on product deliveries;

·                  An approximate $1.7 million increase in construction management revenue due to a construction contract entered into by WesPac Pipelines—Memphis LLC (“WesPac—Memphis”) to construct a pipeline connection for a third party; and

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·                  An approximate $1.0 million reduction in jet fuel revenue from lower volume on a product supply arrangement in connection with WesPac Pipelines - Reno LLC (“WesPac - Reno”).

Product deliveries for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Average Barrels Per Day

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Product

 

2007

 

2006

 

Gasoline

 

743,000

 

734,200

 

Distillate

 

291,100

 

281,700

 

Jet Fuel

 

363,400

 

359,200

 

LPG’s

 

22,300

 

33,800

 

NGL’s

 

19,800

 

21,900

 

Other

 

4,200

 

10,500

 

Total

 

1,443,800

 

1,441,300

 

 

In the second quarter of 2007, certain of the Partnership’s Operating Subsidiaries filed pipeline tariffs reflecting increased rates on average of approximately 4.5%.  Tariff rate increases were not filed in connection with certain of the Partnership’s pipelines regulated by state regulatory agencies which represent approximately 8% of the Partnership’s pipeline volumes.  These tariff rate increases are expected to generate approximately $14.7 million in additional revenue on an annual basis.

Terminalling and Storage:

Revenue from the Terminalling and Storage segment was $23.9 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to $18.4 million in the second quarter of 2006. The revenue increase in the second quarter of 2007 of $5.5 million or 29.9% was primarily the result of:

·                  An approximate $3.2 million increase in base revenue primarily related to increases in throughput volumes and charges for product additives in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the second quarter of 2006;

·                  Incremental revenue of $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the second quarter of 2006 primarily due to the acquisition of six terminals in 2007 as more fully described in Note 4 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements; and

·                  Incremental revenue of $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the second quarter of 2006 due to the commencement of certain butane blending agreements in the latter part of 2006.

Average daily throughput for the refined products terminals for the quarters ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Average Barrels Per Day
Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

Refined products throughput (bpd)

 

570,100

 

514,700

 

 

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Other Operations:

Revenue from the Other Operations segment was $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to $6.5 million in the second quarter of 2006. The revenue increase in the second quarter of 2007 of $2.1 million or 32.3% was primarily the result of:

·                  An increase of $1.3 million in pipeline maintenance and operating revenue related to additional operating contracts signed in the latter part of 2006;

·                  An increase of $0.4 million in construction management revenue caused primarily by the additional contracts noted above; and

·                  An increase of $0.4 million in incidental revenue due to the sale of miscellaneous equipment.

Operating Expenses:

Costs and expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Payroll and payroll benefit

 

$

24,827

 

$

21,186

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

10,001

 

10,018

 

Operating power

 

8,096

 

7,047

 

Outside service

 

10,654

 

7,643

 

Property and other taxes

 

5,262

 

4,093

 

Construction management

 

3,009

 

1,424

 

All other

 

18,888

 

18,711

 

Total

 

$

80,737

 

$

70,122

 

 

Payroll and payroll benefits were $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of $3.6 million compared to the second quarter of 2006.  Of this increase, approximately $0.2 million is related to recent acquisitions.  Increases in salaries and wages of $1.7 million resulted from an increase in the number of employees and overtime pay due to the Partnership’s expanded operations and higher wage rates.  The Partnership also experienced increases in payroll due to a decrease in capitalized payroll of $0.8 million.  BGH’s payroll expense increased by $1.0 million due to an increase in non-cash unit based compensation expense as a result of the vesting of management units in connection with the sale as discussed previously.  Payroll benefits increased by $0.7 million due to higher medical costs, increases in salaries and wages and number of employees.  This increase was offset by a decrease of $1.0 million in payroll benefits due to lower employee benefits costs resulting from an amendment to Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company’s (“Services Company”) postretirement health care and life insurance benefits plan.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $10.0 million in the second quarter of 2007, which was consistent with depreciation and amortization expense in the second quarter of 2006.

Operating power costs were $8.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2007, an increase of $1.0 million from the same period in 2006.  Approximately, $0.9 million of this increase resulted from power rate increases and higher power supply additive expense.  Operating power consists primarily of electricity required to operate pipeline pumping facilities.

Outside services costs increased $3.1 million from $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2006 to $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2007.  Of this increase, approximately $0.3 million of the increase is due maintenance on natural gas engines that were purchased in 2006 and $0.3 million is due an increase in activity on an operations and

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maintenance contract.  Approximately $0.5 million of this increase is due to an annual senior administrative charge that is paid by Buckeye to affiliates of its general partner for certain management functions supplied by those affiliates.  Prior to BGH’s IPO, this senior administrative charge was recognized as income by BGH.  In connection with the IPO, Buckeye pays the senior administrative charge directly to BGH’s general partner, MainLine Management, which resulted in an increase in outside service costs during the second quarter of 2007.  The remainder of the increase is due to an increase in pipeline and terminal maintenance activities. Outside services costs consist principally of third-party contract services for pipeline and terminal maintenance activities.

Property and other taxes were $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of $1.2 million compared to the second quarter of 2006.  Property and other taxes related to recent acquisitions was $0.1 million.  The remaining increase was caused primarily by higher real property tax assessments in several states.

Construction management costs were $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of $1.6 million from the second quarter of 2006.  The increase is due primarily to a construction contract entered into by WesPac—Memphis to construct a pipeline connection for a third party.

All other costs were $18.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2007, an increase of $0.2 million compared to $18.7 million in the same period in 2006.  Insurance costs and rental expense increased by $1.6 million over the second quarter of 2006.  Other costs related to recent acquisitions were $0.4 million.  Expenses related to terminal additives increased by $0.4 million which is a result of an increase in terminal activity.  These increases were offset by a decrease of $0.9 million in costs associated with fuel purchases related to a product-supply arrangement and a decrease of $0.6 million in casualty losses.  Non-recurring professional fees in the three months ended June 30, 2006 include approximately $1.4 million of legal, accounting and tax fees related to planning for BGH’s IPO in 2006. The remainder of the increases related to various other pipeline operating costs.

Costs and expenses attributable to Buckeye, Services Company and BGH were as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Total cost and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to Buckeye

 

$

78,694

 

$

68,442

 

Elimination of Buckeye deferred charge

 

(1,170

)

(1,175

)

Elimination of Buckeye senior administrative charge

 

 

(475

)

Net effect of ESOP charges

 

1,189

 

1,018

 

Attributable to BGH

 

2,024

 

2,312

 

Total

 

$

80,737

 

$

70,122

 

 

Amounts attributable to BGH consist of the following:

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Attributable to BGH:

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll and benefits

 

$

1,525

 

$

574

 

Professional fees

 

239

 

1,556

 

Other

 

260

 

182

 

Total

 

$

2,024

 

$

2,312

 

 

Payroll and benefits costs include salaries and benefits for the four highest paid executives performing services on behalf of Buckeye as well as allocations of the cost of Buckeye personnel performing administrative services directly for BGH.  For the three months ended June 30, 2007 BGH incurred $1.0 million of non-cash unit based compensation expense from the vesting of management units as a result of the sale of the controlling interest in BGH (as discussed previously). Non-recurring professional fees in the three months ended June 30 2006 include

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approximately $1.4 million of legal, accounting and tax fees related to planning for BGH’s IPO in 2006.  Other costs include certain state franchise taxes, insurance costs, depreciation and miscellaneous other expenses.

Other income (expenses) for the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Other Income (Expenses)

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Investment income

 

$

334

 

$

302

 

Interest and debt expense

 

(13,104

)

(16,211

)

Total

 

$

(12,770

)

$

(15,909

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity income

 

$

2,258

 

$

1,415

 

 

Other income (expenses) was a net expense of $12.8 million in the second quarter of 2007, compared to a net expense of $15.9 million during the second quarter of 2006.  Investment income for the three months ended June 30, 2007 was consistent with investment income generated during the three months ended June 30, 2006.

Interest expense was $13.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2007, a decrease of $3.1 million from the three months ended June 30, 2006.  The decrease is due to the absence of $2.9 million of interest expense associated with BGH’s prior term loan which was extinguished in conjunction with the IPO.

Equity income increased by $0.8 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to the second quarter of 2006.  The increase is principally a result of an increase in equity income earned from the Partnership’s approximate 25% interest in West Shore Pipe Line Company and 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership.

Six Months of 2007 compared to Six Months of 2006

Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2007 was $249.9 million, $32.7 million, or 15.1%, greater than revenue of $217.2 million for the same period in 2006. This improvement was driven mainly by increased revenues in the Pipelines Operations and Terminalling and Storage segments as discussed below.

Pipeline Operations:

Revenue from Pipeline Operations was $186.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to $168.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2006. The net increase in the first six months of 2007 of $17.8 million or 10.6% was primarily the result of:

·                  An approximate $14.5 million increase in base transportation revenue caused primarily by an indexed-based tariff increase of approximately 6.1% implemented on July 1, 2006 and a market-based tariff increase of 4.5% implemented on May 1, 2007.  Product volumes (as shown below) increased by approximately 1% in the first six months of 2007 as compared to the first six months of 2006;

·                  An approximate $3.1 million reduction in revenue representing primarily the settlement of overages and shortages on product deliveries;

·                  Incremental revenue of $2.2 million in the second quarter of 2007 compared to 2006 resulting from the commissioning of the terminal and pipeline at the Memphis International Airport by WesPac—Memphis, in April 2006;

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·                  An approximate $2.2 million increase in construction management revenue due to a construction contract entered into by WesPac—Memphis to construct a pipeline connection for a third party;

·                  Recognition and collection of $1.8 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2007 from the resolution of a product measurement issue with a customer;

·                  Incremental revenue of $1.2 million in the first six months of 2007 caused by six months of revenue from Buckeye NGL in 2007 as compared to five months of revenue in 2006 because Buckeye NGL was acquired by the Partnership on January 31, 2006; and

·                  An approximate $1.0 million reduction in jet fuel revenue from lower volume on a product supply arrangement in connection with WesPac - Reno.

Product deliveries for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Average Barrels Per Day

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

Product

 

2007

 

2006

 

Gasoline

 

715,200

 

712,800

 

Distillate

 

327,900

 

324,200

 

Jet Fuel

 

357,900

 

345,900

 

LPG’s

 

21,200

 

23,800

 

NGL’s

 

19,900

 

17,800

 

Other

 

7,200

 

10,500

 

Total

 

1,449,300

 

1,435,000

 

 

Terminalling and Storage:

Revenue from the Terminalling and Storage segment was $47.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to $36.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2006.  The net increase in the first six months of 2007 of $10.9 million or 29.8% was primarily the result of:

·                  An approximate $7.2 million increase in base revenue primarily related to increases in throughput volumes and charges for product additives in the first six months of 2007 compared to the first six months of 2006;

·                  Incremental revenue of $2.3 million in the first six months of 2007 compared to the first six months of 2006 primarily due to the acquisition of six terminals in 2007 as more fully described in Note 4 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements; and

·                  Incremental revenue of $1.4 million in the first six months of 2007 compared to the first six months of 2006 due to the commencement of certain butane blending agreements in the latter part of 2006.

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Average daily throughput for the refined products terminals for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 was as follows:

 

Average Barrels Per Day
Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

Refined products throughput (bpd)

 

553,100

 

484,200

 

 

Other Operations:

Revenue from the Other Operations segment was $16.2 million in the first six months of 2007 compared to $12.2 million in the first six months of 2006. The net increase in the first six months of 2007 of $4.0 million or 32.8% was primarily the result of:

·                  An increase of $2.2 million in pipeline maintenance and operating revenue related to additional operating contracts signed in the latter part of 2006;

·                  An increase of $1.1 million in construction management revenue caused primarily by the additional contracts noted above; and

·                  An increase of $0.4 million in incidental revenue due to the sale of miscellaneous equipment.

Operating Expenses:

Costs and expenses for the six month period ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were as follows:

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Payroll and payroll benefit

 

$

47,995

 

$

42,510

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

19,708

 

19,122

 

Operating power

 

15,414

 

14,137

 

Outside service

 

16,731

 

12,235

 

Property and other taxes

 

11,445

 

9,199

 

Construction management

 

4,704

 

1,986

 

All other

 

41,050

 

37,213

 

Total

 

$

157,047

 

$

136,402

 

 

Payroll and payroll benefits were $48.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2007 an increase of $5.5 million compared to the same period in 2006.  Of this increase, approximately $0.4 million related to recent acquisitions.  Increases in salaries and wages of $3.3 million resulted from an increase in the number of employees and overtime pay due to the Partnership’s expanded operations and higher wage rates.  The Partnership also experienced increases in payroll and payroll benefits due to a decrease in capitalized payroll of $1.2 million.  Payroll and payroll benefits increased by $0.9 million due to higher medical costs and increases in salaries and wages and number of employees. BGH’s payroll expense increased by $1.1 million due to an increase in non-cash unit based compensation expense as a result of the vesting of management units as  a result of the sale of the controlling interest in BGH (as discussed previously).  Employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) related costs increased by $0.6 million over the same period in 2006. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of $0.5 million as a result of a reduction of the fair value of the Partnership’s “top-up” liability under the Services Agreement, which requires the Partnership to make cash payments to Services Company in amounts sufficient for Services Company’s ESOP to make payments due under its Note Agreement.  Payroll benefit expenses also decreased by $1.9 million due to

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lower employee benefits costs resulting from an amendment to Services Company’s postretirement health care and life insurance benefits plan.

Depreciation and amortization expense was $19.7 million for the first six months ended June 30, 2007, an increase of $0.6 million from the comparable period of 2006 which is primarily due to recent acquisitions and first quarter 2007 depreciation expense related to the commissioning of the terminal and pipeline at the Memphis International Airport by WesPac—Memphis in April 2006.

Operating power costs of $15.4 million in the first six months of 2007 were $1.3 million higher than the same period in 2006. Recent acquisitions caused $0.2 million of the increase.  Approximately, $0.9 million of this increase resulted from power rate increases and higher power supply additive expense.  Operating power consists primarily of electricity required to operate pipeline pumping facilities.

Outside services costs were $16.7 million in the first six months of 2007, or $4.5 million greater than the same period in 2006. Of this increase, approximately $0.3 million of the increase is due maintenance on natural gas engines that were purchased in 2006 and $0.3 million is due to an increase in activity on an operation and maintenance contract.  Approximately, $0.3 million of the increase is related to corporate development initiatives.  Approximately $0.9 million of this increase is due to an annual senior administrative charge that is paid by Buckeye to affiliates of its general partner for certain management functions supplied by those affiliates.  Prior to BGH’s IPO,  this senior administrative charge was recognized as income by BGH.  In connection with the IPO, Buckeye pays the senior administrative charge directly to BGH’s general partner, MainLine Management, which resulted in an increase in outside service costs during the first half of 2007. The remainder of the increase is due to additional pipeline and tank inspections and maintenance work that occurred during the first half of 2007.

Property and other taxes increased by $2.2 million from $9.2 million in the first six months of 2007 to $11.4 million for the same period in 2006. Of this increase, $0.3 million related to recent acquisitions.  In the first six months of 2007, the Partnership expensed $0.6 million of excise taxes which related to activity at the Partnership’s terminals.  The remainder of the increase is due to higher real property assessments over the same period in 2006.

Construction management costs were $4.7 million in the first six months of 2007, which is an increase of $2.7 million from the same period in 2006. The increase is primarily due to a construction contract entered into by WesPac - Memphis to construct a pipeline connection for a third party.

All other costs were $41.0 million, an increase of $3.8 million in the first six months of 2007 compared to the first six months of 2006. The increase reflects $0.7 million of costs associated with fuel purchases by WesPac—Reno related to a product-supply arrangement.  Other costs related to recent acquisitions were $1.0 million.  Insurance costs increased by $1.6 million over the comparable period of 2006.  Rental expense increased over the first six months of 2006 by $0.8 million.  Expenses related to terminal additives increased by $0.8 million which is a result of an increase in terminal activity.  These increases were offset by a decrease in casualty losses of $0.5 million.  Non-recurring professional fees in the six months ended June 30, 2006 include approximately $2.2 million of legal, accounting and tax fees related to planning for BGH’s IPO in 2006.  The remainder of the increases related to various other pipeline operating costs resulting from Buckeye’s expanded operations.

Costs and expenses attributable to Buckeye, Services Company and BGH were as follows:

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Total cost and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to Buckeye

 

$

153,365

 

$

133,695

 

Elimination of Buckeye deferred charge

 

(2,344

)

(2,349

)

Elimination of Buckeye senior administrative charge

 

 

(950

)

Net effect of ESOP charges

 

2,795

 

2,046

 

Attributable to BGH

 

3,231

 

3,960

 

Total

 

$

157,047

 

$

136,402

 

 

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Amounts attributable to BGH consist of the following:

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2007

 

2006

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Attributable to BGH:

 

 

 

 

 

Payroll and benefits

 

$

2,151

 

$

996

 

Professional fees

 

437

 

2,642

 

Other

 

643

 

322

 

Total

 

$

3,231

 

$

3,960

 

 

Payroll and benefits costs include salaries and benefits for the four highest paid executives performing services on behalf of Buckeye as well as allocations of the cost of Buckeye personnel performing administrative services directly for BGH. For the six months ended June 30, 2007 BGH incurred $1.1 million of non-cash unit based compensation expense from the vesting of management units as result of the sale of the controlling interest in BGH (as discussed previously).  Non-recurring professional fees in the six months ended June 30, 2006 include approximately $2.2 million of legal, accounting and tax fees related to planning for BGH’s IPO in 2006.  Other costs include certain state franchise taxes, insurance costs, depreciation and miscellaneous other expenses.

Other income (expense) for the six month periods ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 was as follows:

 

Other Income (Expenses)