Pelican State All Tuned Up at Grand Bahama Shipyard [IMAGES]

After two weeks at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard, the Pelican State, a 2009-built US-flagged product tanker owned by APT - a Kinder Morgan company, had its main engine overhauled and a fresh coat of paint applied to her hull. Dale Harper, the ship's Chief Mate, took the following photos of the ship while in drydock. He notes that the 5-year ABS surveys were also completed and … [Read more...]

Private Equity Investing and the Jones Act

In a week expected to be dominated by otherwise routine festive celebrations, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American Petroleum Tankers (APT) and State Class Tankers (SCT) from affiliates of The Blackstone Group and Cerberus Capital Management for $962 million in cash. APT owns five Jones Act … [Read more...]

Kinder Morgan to Acquire Jones Act Tanker Companies

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) has announced a signed agreement today to acquire Jones Act tanker companies American Petroleum Tankers (APT) and State Class Tankers (SCT) from affiliates ofThe Blackstone Group and Cerberus Capital Management. Kinder Morgan, KMP's general partner, is North America's largest midstream energy operator owning an interest in or … [Read more...]

American Petroleum Tankers Files For IPO

Oct 22 (Reuters) - American Petroleum Tankers Partners LP, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $172.5 million in an initial public offering of common units. The company, which operates tankers that transport crude oil and refined petroleum products between U.S. ports, said in a preliminary prospectus that BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, … [Read more...]

NASSCO Wins Order for LNG-Ready Jones Act Product Tankers

San Diego-based shipyard, General Dynamics NASSCO signed a contract today with an affiliate of American Petroleum Tankers (APT) for the design and construction of four 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The contract includes options to build four additional ships. Fred Harris, President of General Dynamics … [Read more...]