What We Do
We are a leading midstream service provider and own one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation assets.
We apply our core capabilities of gathering, processing, fractionating, transporting, storing and marketing natural gas and NGLs through vertical integration across the midstream value chain to provide our customers with premium services while generating consistent and sustainable earnings growth.
Our primary business strategy is to maintain prudent financial strength and flexibility while growing our profits, fee-based earnings and dividends per share with a focus on safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, legally compliant and sustainable operations for our customers, employees, contractors and the public through the following:
- Operate in a safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and sustainable manner – environmental, safety and health issues continue to be a primary focus for us, and our emphasis on personal and process safety has produced improvements in the key indicators we track. We also continue to look for ways to reduce our environmental impact by conserving resources and utilizing more efficient technologies.
- Maintain prudent financial strength and flexibility while growing our fee-based earnings, dividends per share and cash flows from operations in excess of dividends paid – we operate primarily fee-based businesses in each of our three reportable segments. We continue to invest in organic growth projects to expand in our existing operating regions and provide a broad range of services to crude oil and natural gas producers and end-use markets.
- Manage our balance sheet and maintain investment-grade credit ratings – we seek to maintain investment-grade credit ratings.
- Attract, select, develop, motivate, challenge and retain a diverse group of employees to support strategy execution – we continue to execute on our recruiting strategy that targets professional and field personnel in our operating areas. We also continue to focus on employee development efforts with our current employees and monitor our benefits and compensation package to remain competitive.