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DCP Midstream Announces De Minimis Impacts as a Result of FERC’s Policy Statement

DENVER , March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to today’s policy statement from FERC, DCP Midstream, LP (NYSE: DCP) confirms that no significant impacts to the company’s financials are expected. The revisions to the 2005 Policy Statement for Recovery of Income Tax Costs will no longer allow master limited partnership (MLP) interstate natural gas pipelines to recover an income tax allowance in cost of service rates.  

“Our analysis shows that these FERC policy revisions will have de minimis impact to DCP Midstream’s financial performance, as the majority of our revenues and earnings are derived from assets not regulated by FERC,” said Wouter van Kempen, DCP Midstream’s Chairman, President, and CEO. He continued, “Where our assets are subject to FERC’s jurisdiction, we expect no significant financial impacts, as our negotiated and incentive rates are below the cost of service rates established by FERC.”  

DCP Midstream, LP is a midstream master limited partnership, with a diversified portfolio of assets, engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing and selling natural gas; producing, fractionating, transporting, storing and selling NGLs and recovering and selling condensate. DCP owns and operates more than 60 plants and 63,000 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines, with operations in 17 states across major producing regions and leads the midstream segment as one of the largest natural gas liquids producers and marketers and one of the largest natural gas processors in the U.S. Denver, Colorado based DCP is managed by its general partner, DCP Midstream GP, LP, which is managed by its general partner, DCP Midstream GP, LLC, which is 100% owned by DCP Midstream, LLC. DCP Midstream, LLC is a joint venture between Enbridge and Phillips 66. For more information, visit the DCP Midstream, LP website at

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Generally the words “expects,” “believes,” anticipates,” “plans,” “will,” “shall,” “estimates,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management, based on information currently available to them. Although DCP Midstream believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that any such forward-looking statements will materialize. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied from these forward-looking statements include the risks and uncertainties described in DCP Midstream’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2017 (under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and elsewhere) and its subsequent reports, which are available through the SEC’s EDGAR system at and on our website under the Investors tab at Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and except to the extent required by law, DCP Midstream undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or other factors. Because of these risks and uncertainties, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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