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02/21/2020 | 06:04pm EDT

Exhibit

Exhibit 99.1




Stagecoach Gas Services LLC


Consolidated Financial Statements

As of December 31, 2019 and 2018 and
For the Years Ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017



Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Report of Independent Auditors
3

Consolidated Financial Statements:
Consolidated Balance Sheets
4

Consolidated Statements of Operations
5

Consolidated Statements of Members' Equity
6

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
7

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
8




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Exhibit 99.1

Report of Independent Auditors
The Management Committee
Stagecoach Gas Services LLC

We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, which comprise the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the related consolidated statements of operations, members' equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2019 and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles; this includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free of material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Auditor's Responsibility
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
Opinion
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC at December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2019 in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Houston, TX  
February 14, 2020



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Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions)

December 31,
2019
2018
Assets
Current assets:
Cash
$
32.1

$
31.9

Accounts receivable
11.0

11.2

Accounts receivable - related party
2.8

2.6

Inventory
1.7

1.5

Prepaid expenses
3.0

2.9

Total current assets
50.6

50.1

Property, plant and equipment
1,137.6

1,132.6

Less: accumulated depreciation
126.7

90.8

Property, plant and equipment, net
1,010.9

1,041.8

Intangible assets
53.3

53.4

Less: accumulated amortization
34.7

26.6

Intangible assets, net
18.6

26.8

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net
0.3

-

Goodwill
656.5

656.5

Total assets
$
1,736.9

$
1,775.2

Liabilities and members' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable
$
0.7

$
1.3

Accounts payable - related party
0.1

0.7

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
3.1

2.2

Total current liabilities
3.9

4.2

Long-term operating lease liabilities
0.3

-

Other long-term liabilities
1.2

0.9

Members' equity
1,731.5

1,770.1

Total liabilities and members' equity
$
1,736.9

$
1,775.2


See accompanying notes.

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Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in millions)

Year Ended December 31,
2019
2018
2017
Revenues:
Storage and transportation
$
128.6

$
140.1

$
134.7

Storage and transportation - related party
35.2

31.3

33.9

163.8

171.4

168.6

Operating expenses:
Costs of services sold
11.5

9.9

6.5

Costs of services sold - related party
0.3

-

3.7

Operations and maintenance
20.5

18.6

17.2

Operations and maintenance - related party
3.4

3.4

3.4

General and administrative
0.2

0.2

0.2

General and administrative - related party
3.2

3.2

3.6

Depreciation and amortization
44.4

44.0

43.1

Loss on long-lived assets
0.1

-

-

83.6

79.3

77.7

Other income, net
0.4

-

0.2

Net income
$
80.6

$
92.1

$
91.1


See accompanying notes.

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Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF MEMBERS' EQUITY
(in millions)

Crestwood Pipeline and Storage Northeast LLC
Con Edison Gas Pipeline and Storage Northeast, LLC
Total
Balance at December 31, 2016
$
922.3

$
932.2

$
1,854.5

Contributions from members
0.8

0.8

1.6

Distributions to members
(47.3
)
(87.8
)
(135.1
)
Net income
25.3

65.8

91.1

Balance at December 31, 2017
901.1

911.0

1,812.1

Distributions to members
(48.7
)
(85.4
)
(134.1
)
Net income
29.3

62.8

92.1

Balance at December 31, 2018
881.7

888.4

1,770.1

Contributions from members
2.1

2.1

4.2

Distributions to members
(52.3
)
(71.1
)
(123.4
)
Net income
34.2

46.4

80.6

Balance at December 31, 2019
$
865.7

$
865.8

$
1,731.5


See accompanying notes.

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Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)

Year Ended December 31,
2019
2018
2017
Operating activities
Net income
$
80.6

$
92.1

$
91.1

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
44.4

44.0

43.1

Loss on long-lived assets
0.1

-

-

Other
1.1

(0.2
)
(0.8
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
-

0.6

(0.1
)
Inventory
(1.2
)
-

-

Prepaid expenses
(0.1
)
(0.2
)
0.1

Accounts payable
(1.4
)
1.5

(0.6
)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
1.3

(3.3
)
1.1

Net cash provided by operating activities
124.8

134.5

133.9

Investing activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(5.5
)
(4.5
)
(2.2
)
Net proceeds from sale of assets
0.1

-

-

Net cash used in investing activities
(5.4
)
(4.5
)
(2.2
)
Financing activities
Contributions from members
4.2

-

1.6

Distributions to members
(123.4
)
(134.1
)
(135.1
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(119.2
)
(134.1
)
(133.5
)
Net change in cash and restricted cash
0.2

(4.1
)
(1.8
)
Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period
31.9

36.0

37.8

Cash and restricted cash at end of period
$
32.1

$
31.9

$
36.0


See accompanying notes.

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Exhibit 99.1

STAGECOACH GAS SERVICES LLC
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 - Organization and Description of Business

Organization

Stagecoach Gas Services LLC (Stagecoach Gas or the Company) is a Delaware limited liability company owned equally by Crestwood Pipeline and Storage Northeast LLC (Crestwood Northeast), and Con Edison Gas Pipeline and Storage Northeast LLC (CEGP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc (Consolidated Edison). Crestwood Northeast is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (CMLP). Crestwood Equity Partners LP owns a 99.9% limited partnership interest in CMLP and its wholly-owned subsidiary owns the remaining 0.1% limited partnership interest as well as a non-economic general partnership interest in CMLP. Our members and their affiliates are not liable for the obligations of the Company.

Unless otherwise indicated, references in this report to 'we,' 'us,' or 'our' and similar terms refer to either Stagecoach Gas itself or Stagecoach Gas and its consolidated subsidiaries, as the context requires.

Description of Business

We are a joint venture primarily engaged in the storage and transportation of natural gas for producers, utilities and other customers. Below is a description of our storage and transportation facilities located in New York and Pennsylvania.

Storage Facilities. We own and operate four storage facilities which are located near major shale plays and demand markets, have low maintenance costs and long useful lives. Our storage facilities have comparatively high cycle capabilities and their interconnectivity with interstate pipelines offer significant flexibility to our customers. Our natural gas storage facilities, each of which generates fee-based revenues and has a contracted capacity of 33.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas as of December 31, 2019, include:

Stagecoach - a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) certificated 26.2 Bcf multi-cycle, depleted reservoir storage facility.
Thomas Corners - a FERC-certificated 7.0 Bcf multi-cycle, depleted reservoir storage facility.
Seneca Lake - a FERC-certificated 1.5 Bcf multi-cycle, bedded salt storage facility.
Steuben - a FERC-certificated 6.2 Bcf single-cycle, depleted reservoir storage facility.

Transportation Facilities. Our natural gas transportation facilities include:

North-South Facilities - bi-directional interstate facilities which include compression and appurtenant facilities installed to expand transportation capacity on the Stagecoach north and south pipeline laterals. The North-South Facilities generate fee-based revenues under a negotiated rate structure authorized by the FERC.
MARC I Pipeline - bi-directional intrastate natural gas pipeline that connects the North-South Facilities and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC's 300 Line in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, with UGI Energy Services LLC's Sunbury Pipeline and Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company LLC's Leidy Line both in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The MARC I Pipeline generates fee-based revenues under a negotiated rate structure authorized by the FERC.
Twin Tier Pipeline (formerly East Pipeline) - an intrastate natural gas pipeline located in New York, which transports natural gas from Dominion Transmission Inc. to the Binghamton, New York city gate. The Twin Tier Pipeline generates fee-based revenues under a negotiated rate structure authorized by the New York State Public Service Commission.


Note 2 - Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and include the accounts of all consolidated subsidiaries after the elimination of all intercompany accounts and

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transactions. In management's opinion, all necessary adjustments to fairly present our results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods presented have been made and all such adjustments are of a normal and recurring nature. We have evaluated subsequent events through the date our financial statements were available to be issued on February 14, 2020.

Principles of Consolidation

We consolidate entities when we have the ability to control or direct the operating and financial decisions of the entity or when we have a significant interest in the entity that gives us the ability to direct the activities that are significant to that entity. The determination to consolidate or apply the equity method of accounting to an entity can also require us to evaluate whether that entity is considered a variable interest entity. This evaluation, along with the determination of our ability to control, direct or exert significant influence over an entity involves the use of judgment.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts we report as assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and our disclosures in these consolidated financial statements. Actual results can differ from those estimates.

Cash

We consider all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of less than three months to be cash.

Inventory

Inventory for our storage and transportation operations consists primarily of spare parts. Our inventory is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value and cost is computed predominantly using the average cost method.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is recorded at its original cost of construction or, upon contribution or acquisition, at the fair value of the assets contributed or acquired. For assets we construct, we capitalize direct costs, such as labor and materials, and indirect costs, such as overhead. We capitalize major units of property replacements or improvements and expense minor items. Depreciation is computed by the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:
Years
Pipelines
20
Facilities and equipment
3 - 20
Buildings and other
20 - 40
Office furniture and fixtures
5 - 10
Vehicles
5

Included in our property, plant and equipment are storage rights, base gas and land, which are not subject to depreciation.

We evaluate our long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If such events or changes in circumstances are present, a loss is recognized if the carrying value of the asset is in excess of the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. An impairment loss is measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset, which is typically based on discounted cash flow projections using assumptions as to revenues, costs and discount rates typical of third party market participants.

We have various obligations to remove property, plant and equipment on rights-of-way and leases for which we cannot currently estimate the fair value of those obligations because the associated assets have indeterminate lives. An asset retirement obligation liability (and related asset), if any, will be recorded for these obligations once sufficient information is available to reasonably estimate the fair value of the obligation.


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Identifiable Intangible Assets and Liabilities

Our identifiable intangible assets and liabilities consist of storage and transportation contracts contributed at the formation of the Company. We amortize these storage and transportation contracts based on the projected cash flows associated with the contracts if the projected cash flows are reliably determinable. We recognize intangible assets or liabilities separately if the benefit of the intangible asset or liability is obtained through contractual or other legal rights, or if the intangible asset or liability can be sold, transferred, licensed, rented or exchanged, regardless of the intent to do so. The weighted-average remaining life of our intangible assets and liabilities is approximately three years.

At December 31, 2019 and 2018, our net intangible asset related to our storage and transportation contracts was approximately $18.6 million and $26.8 million. Amortization expense related to our intangible assets for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, was approximately $8.2 million, $8.7 million and $10.1 million. Our storage and transportation contracts which represent intangible liabilities were approximately $0.1 million as of December 31, 2018, and are included in other long-term liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet. During 2019, the intangible liabilities associated with our transportation contracts were fully amortized. For the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, we recorded a reduction of our depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $0.1 million, $0.5 million and $2.4 million related to our intangible liabilities.

Estimated amortization of our intangible assets for the next five years is as follows (in millions):
Year Ending
December 31,
2020
$
7.1

2021
$
6.1

2022
$
5.4

2023
$
-

(1)
2024
$
-

(1)
(1) Amount is less than $0.1 million.

Goodwill

Our goodwill represents the excess of the fair value of the Company over the fair value of the net assets contributed at the formation of the Company. We evaluate goodwill for impairment annually on December 31, and whenever events indicate that it is more likely than not that the fair value of the Company could be less than its carrying amount. This evaluation requires us to compare the fair value to the carrying value (including goodwill). If the fair value exceeds the carrying amount, goodwill is not considered impaired.
We estimate the fair value based on a number of factors, including discount rates, projected cash flows and the potential value we would receive if we sold the Company. Estimating projected cash flows requires us to make certain assumptions as it relates to the future operating performance of the Company (which includes assumptions, among others, about estimating future operating margins and related future growth in those margins, contracting efforts and the cost and timing of facility expansions) and assumptions related to our customers, such as their future capital and operating plans and their financial condition. When considering operating performance, various factors are considered such as current and changing economic conditions and the commodity price environment, among others. Due to the imprecise nature of these projections and assumptions, actual results can and often do, differ from our estimates. If the assumptions embodied in the projections prove inaccurate, we could incur a future impairment charge.

Leases

We have an agreement to lease a storage facility from a third-party. We do not have any other material leases where we are the lessee or the lessor. Our lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.

Prior to January 1, 2019, we classified our lease as an operating lease under Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 840, Leases (Topic 840), under which we did not recognize assets or liabilities on our consolidated balance sheets, but rather recognized lease payments on our consolidated statements of operations as operations and maintenance expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term.


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On January 1, 2019, we early adopted the provisions of ASC Topic 842, Leases (Topic 842), which revises the accounting for leases by requiring certain leases to be recognized as assets and liabilities on the balance sheet, and requiring companies to disclose additional information about their leasing arrangements. We adopted the standard using the modified retrospective method. Based on the practical expedients allowed for in the standard, we did not reassess the current GAAP classification of leases, easements and rights of way that existed as of January 1, 2019, and we did not utilize the hindsight method in determining the assets and liabilities to be recorded for our existing leases on January 1, 2019. The adoption of this standard required us to make significant judgments on whether our revenue and expenditure-related contracts were considered to be leases (or contain leases) under Topic 842, and if contracts were considered to be leases whether they should be considered operating leases or finance leases under the new standard. We do not have any material revenue contracts that are considered leases under Topic 842.

Upon the adoption of this standard, on January 1, 2019, we recorded a $0.3 million increase to our operating lease right-of-use
assets, a less than $0.1 million increase to our accrued expenses and other liabilities and a $0.3 million increase to our long-term operating lease liabilities, related to reflecting our operating lease on our consolidated balance sheet as a result of adopting the new standard.

Revenue Recognition

We provide transportation and storage services under various long-term capacity contracts and short-term hub service contracts. Under these contracts, we do not take title to the underlying natural gas but charge a fixed-fee for the services we provide based on the volumes transported and/or stored.

On January 1, 2018, we early adopted the provisions of ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers. We adopted the standard using the modified retrospective method for all revenue contracts that involve revenue generating activities that occur after January 1, 2018. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2018 are presented under the new standard, while amounts prior to January 1, 2018 continue to be reported in accordance with our historic accounting under Revenue Recognition (Topic 605). The adoption of Topic 606 did not have a material impact to our consolidated financial statements.

Prior to January 1, 2018, we recognized revenues for services when all of the following criteria were met under Topic 605: (i) storage, transportation and storage-related services had been rendered; (ii) persuasive evidence of an exchange arrangement existed; (iii) the price for services was fixed or determinable; and (iv) collectability was reasonably assured. We recorded deferred revenue when we received amounts from our customer but had not yet met the criteria listed above. We recognized deferred revenue in our consolidated statement of operations when the criteria had been met and all services had been rendered.

Beginning January 1, 2018, we recognize revenues for services under our revenue contracts as our obligations to perform services under the contracts are satisfied. A contract's transaction price is allocated to each performance obligation in the contract and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied. Our fixed-fee contracts primarily have a single performance obligation to deliver a series of distinct services that are substantially the same and have the same pattern of transfer to our customers. For performance obligations associated with these contracts, we recognize revenues over time utilizing the output method based on the actual volumes of services performed, because the single performance obligation is satisfied over time using the same performance measure of progress toward satisfaction of the performance obligation. The transaction price under certain of our fixed-price contracts includes variable consideration that varies primarily based on actual volumes that are delivered under the contracts. Because the variable consideration specifically relates to our efforts to transfer the services under the contracts, we allocate the variable consideration entirely to the distinct service utilizing the allocation exception guidance under Topic 606, and accordingly recognize the variable consideration as revenues at the time the service is performed for the customers.

The evaluation of when performance obligations have been satisfied and the transaction price that is allocated to our performance obligations requires significant judgment and assumptions, including our evaluation of the timing of when control of the underlying service has transferred to our customers. Actual results can significantly vary from those judgments and assumptions. Our contracts do not contain multiple performance obligations and we did not receive any material non-cash consideration during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.

Income Taxes

Stagecoach Gas is a limited liability company. A limited liability company can be treated as a partnership for income tax purposes and therefore, is generally not subject to federal income tax. In addition, federal and state income taxes are provided

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on the earnings of subsidiaries incorporated as taxable entities. For taxable entities, we are required to recognize deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been included in the financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on the differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities using expected rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse.
Net earnings for financial statement purposes may differ significantly from taxable income reportable to members as a result of differences between the tax basis and the financial reporting basis of assets and liabilities and the taxable income allocation requirements under the limited liability company agreement.

Uncertain Tax Positions. We evaluate the uncertainty in tax positions taken or expected to be taken in the course of preparing our consolidated financial statements to determine whether the tax positions are more likely than not of being sustained by the applicable tax authority. Such tax positions, if any, would be recorded as a tax benefit or expense in the current year. We believe that there were no uncertain tax positions that would impact our results of operations for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017. However, our conclusions regarding the evaluation are subject to review and may change based on factors including, but not limited to, ongoing analysis of tax laws, regulations and interpretations thereof.

Environmental Costs and Other Contingencies

We recognize liabilities for environmental and other contingencies when there is an exposure that indicates it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. Where the most likely outcome of a contingency can be reasonably estimated, we accrue a liability for that amount. Where the most likely outcome cannot be estimated, a range of potential losses is established and if no one amount in that range is more likely than any other, the low end of range is accrued.

We record liabilities for environmental contingencies at their undiscounted amounts on our consolidated balance sheet as accrued expenses and other liabilities when environmental assessments indicate that remediation efforts are probable and costs can be reasonably estimated. Estimates of our liabilities are based on currently available facts and presently enacted laws and regulations, taking into consideration the likely effects of other societal and economic factors. These estimates are subject to revision in future periods based on actual costs or new circumstances. We capitalize costs that benefit future periods and recognize a current period charge in operations and maintenance expenses when clean-up efforts do not benefit future periods. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, we had no amounts accrued for environmental or other contingencies.

We evaluate potential recoveries of amounts from third parties, including insurance coverage, separately from our liability. Recovery is evaluated based on the solvency of the third party, among other factors. When recovery is assured, we record and report an asset separately from the associated liability on our consolidated balance sheet.

Credit Risk and Concentrations

Inherent in our contractual portfolio are certain credit risks. Credit risk is the risk of loss from nonperformance by suppliers, customers or financial counterparties to a contract. We take an active role in managing credit risk and have established control procedures, which are reviewed on an ongoing basis. We attempt to minimize credit risk exposure through credit policies and periodic monitoring procedures.

The following table represents customers which accounted for more than 10% of our total consolidated revenues for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017:
Year Ended December 31,
2019
2018
2017
Customer:
Consolidated Edison
20
%
18
%
20
%
Southwestern Energy Services Company
12
%
13
%
12
%
Chesapeake Energy Marketing Inc.
11
%
10
%
10
%
Alta Energy Marketing (1)
11
%
11
%
-
%
(1)
For the year ended December 31, 2017, Alta Energy Marketing did not account for more than 10% of our total consolidated revenues.


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New Accounting Pronouncement Issued But Not Yet Adopted

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), which provides guidance on how companies should evaluate their accounts and notes receivable and other financial instruments for impairment. The standard requires companies to evaluate their financial instruments for impairment by recording an allowance for doubtful accounts and/or bad debt expense based on certain categories of instruments rather than a specific identification approach. We do not anticipate that the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.


Note 3 - Certain Balance Sheet Information

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment consisted of the following at December 31, 2019 and 2018 (in millions):
December 31,
2019
2018
Pipelines
$
460.8

$
460.2

Facilities and equipment
172.8

170.9

Buildings, land and storage rights
479.6

479.2

Construction in process
3.0

3.6

Base gas
18.0

16.7

Other (1)
3.4

2.0

1,137.6

1,132.6

Less: accumulated depreciation
126.7

90.8

Total property, plant and equipment, net
$
1,010.9

$
1,041.8

(1)
Includes office furniture and fixtures and vehicles.

Depreciation expense totaled $36.3 million, $35.8 million and $35.5 million at December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017.


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Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

Accrued expenses and other liabilities consisted of the following at December 31, 2019 and 2018 (in millions):
December 31,
2019
2018
Accrued expenses
$
2.5

$
1.5

Customer deposits
0.6

0.6

Deferred revenue
-

0.1

Total accrued expenses and other liabilities
$
3.1

$
2.2



Note 4 - Commitments and Contingencies

General. We are periodically involved in litigation proceedings. If we determine that a negative outcome is probable and the amount of loss is reasonably estimable, then we accrue the estimated amount. The results of litigation proceedings cannot be predicted with certainty. We could incur judgments, enter into settlements or revise our expectations regarding the outcome of certain matters, and such developments could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or cash flows in the period in which the amounts are paid and/or accrued. Based on currently available information, we believe it is remote that future costs related to known contingent liability exposures for which we can estimate would have a material adverse impact on our consolidated financial statements. As we learn new facts concerning contingencies, we reassess our position with respect to both accrued liabilities and other potential exposures.

Any loss estimates are inherently subjective, based on currently available information, and are subject to management's judgment and various assumptions. Due to the inherently subjective nature of these estimates and the uncertainty and unpredictability surrounding the outcome of legal proceedings, actual results may differ materially from any amounts that have been accrued. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, we had no amounts accrued for outstanding legal matters.

Note Payable. Our non-interest bearing obligation consists of a noncompetition agreement between us and the seller of a business we acquired in 2007, with payments due through 2027 and imputed interest of 8.00%. At December 31, 2019 and 2018, our non-interest bearing obligation was approximately $0.8 million and $0.9 million, less an unamortized discount based on imputed interest of $0.2 million for both periods. The aggregate maturity of the principal amount on our note payable for each of the years ended December 31, 2020 through December 31, 2024 is $0.1 million and $0.3 million in total thereafter.

Operating Lease. At December 31, 2019, our operating lease right-of-use asset, net was approximately $0.3 million. At December 31, 2019, our operating lease liability was approximately $0.3 million of which less than $0.1 million is classified as current and included in accrued expenses and other liabilities on our consolidated balance sheet.

We recognize operating lease expense over the term of the lease. For the year ended December 31, 2019, we recorded less than $0.1 million of lease expense. Future minimum lease liabilities under Topic 842 for each of the years ended December 31, 2020 through December 31, 2024 is less than $0.1 million and approximately $0.1 million in total thereafter.


Note 5 - Related Party Transactions

We enter into transactions with our affiliates within the ordinary course of business, including storage and transportation services under long-term contracts, product purchases and sells and other operating agreements. During the year ended December 31, 2019, we recognized revenues of approximately $1.8 million related to the sale of natural gas to a subsidiary of CMLP. Below is a description of our related party agreements.

Storage and Transportation Agreements. We have a storage and transportation agreement with Consolidated Edison that extends through March 2021. The agreement provides for firm storage capacity of 7.2 Bcf and daily transportation rights of 0.1 Bcf. We recognized revenues of $33.4 million, $31.3 million and $33.9 million under this agreement for the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017.


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In October 2018, we entered into a transportation agreement with Consolidated Edison that extends through December 2023. The agreement provides for the purchase of capacity from Consolidated Edison on a fixed-fee basis. We incurred costs of services sold of approximately $0.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Management Agreement. We have a management agreement with Crestwood Midstream Operations LLC, a subsidiary of CMLP, pursuant to which they will manage the day to day operations of our business in addition to providing management, commercial and administrative services. The agreement is for an initial term through May 31, 2021 and is automatically extended for successive three year periods unless otherwise terminated by either party. Under the agreement, we reimburse all costs incurred in connection with management services provided to us. For each of the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, we incurred operations and maintenance expenses of $3.4 million under this management agreement. In addition, we incurred general and administrative expenses of $3.2 million during each of the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and $3.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2017 under this agreement.

Electricity Agreement. We have an electricity sales agreement with a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison under which we purchase electricity supply on a fixed-fee basis for use at our compressor stations in Pennsylvania. For the year ended December 31, 2017, we incurred costs of services sold of approximately $3.7 million under this agreement. As of December 2017, this contract was sold by Consolidated Edison, and as such, is no longer considered a related party expense.


Note 6 - Members' Equity

Contributions. During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2017, we received contributions from our members of approximately $4.2 million and $1.6 million. We did not receive any contributions from our members during the year ended December 31, 2018.

Distributions. Our amended limited liability company agreement requires that within 30 days following the end of each quarter, we make quarterly distributions of our available cash (as defined in our amended limited liability company agreement) to Crestwood Northeast and CEGP based on their respective 50% ownership interest in us effective July 1, 2019. Prior to July 1, 2019, we distributed our available cash to Crestwood Northeast and CEGP based on distribution percentages of 40% and 60%, respectively, and prior to July 1, 2018, our quarterly cash distributions to Crestwood Northeast and CEGP were based on distribution percentages of 35% and 65%, respectively. During the years ended December 31, 2019, 2018 and 2017, we made cash distributions of approximately $123.4 million, $134.1 million and $135.1 million to our members. In January 2020, we made a cash distribution of approximately $31.0 million to our members.

Net Income or Loss Allocation. Pursuant to our Amended Agreement and prior to July 1, 2019, we allocated net income or loss to our members using the Hypothetical Liquidation at Book Value (HLBV) method because our members' ownership and distribution percentages differed. Under the HLBV method, a calculation was prepared at each balance sheet date to determine the amount that our members would receive if we were to liquidate all of our assets, as valued in accordance with GAAP, and distribute that cash to our members. The difference between the calculated liquidation distribution amounts at the beginning and end of the reporting period, after adjusting for capital contributions and distributions, was our members' respective share of our earnings or losses for the period, which approximated how we allocated earnings under the terms of our amended limited liability company agreement.


Note 7- Revenues

Topic 606 Receivables and Contract Liabilities. Amounts due from our customers under our revenue contracts are primarily billed at the end of each month and are due within 10 days of billing. Our receivables related to our Topic 606 revenue contracts totaled approximately $13.5 million at both December 31, 2019 and 2018, and are included in accounts receivable and accounts receivable - related party on our consolidated balance sheets. Our contract liabilities primarily consist of current and non-current deferred revenues. On our consolidated balance sheet, our current deferred revenues are included in accrued expenses and other liabilities and our non-current deferred revenues are included in other long-term liabilities. The majority of revenues associated with our deferred revenues is expected to be recognized as the performance obligations under the related contracts are satisfied over the next 15 years. At December 31, 2019, our current and non-current deferred revenues were less than $0.1 million and $0.5 million, respectively. At December 31, 2018, our current deferred revenues were approximately $0.1 million. We did not have non-current deferred revenues at December 31, 2018. The change in our contract liabilities during the year ended December 31, 2019 primarily related to capital reimbursements associated with a revenue contract.


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Performance Obligations. The following table summarizes the transaction price allocated to our remaining performance obligations that has not been recognized as of December 31, 2019 (in millions):
2020
$
108.5

2021
92.5

2022
81.2

2023
12.2

2024
0.4

Thereafter
0.1

Total
$
294.9


Our remaining performance obligations generally exclude, based on the following practical expedients that we elected to apply, disclosures for (i) variable consideration allocated to a wholly-unsatisfied promise to transfer a distinct service that forms part of the identified single performance obligation; (ii) unsatisfied performance obligations where the contract term is one year or less; and (iii) contracts for which we recognize revenues as amounts are invoiced.

Disaggregation of Revenues. The following table summarizes our revenue from contracts with customers disaggregated by type of service for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 (in millions). We believe this summary best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of our revenues and cash flows are affected by economic factors.
Year Ended December 31,
2019
2018
Natural gas storage
$
56.9

$
59.7

Natural gas transportation
103.7

108.5

Total Topic 606 revenues
160.6

168.2

Non-Topic 606 revenues
3.2

3.2

Total revenues
$
163.8

$
171.4



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Crestwood Equity Partners LP published this content on 21 February 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 21 February 2020 23:03:02 UTC

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