Sunoco announced that it has agreed to sell 204 convenience stores to 7-Eleven for approximately $1 billion, including customary adjustments for fuel and merchandise inventory. The stores are located in West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
As part of the sale, Sunoco will also amend its existing take-or-pay fuel supply agreement with 7-Eleven to incorporate additional fuel gross profit.
According to a company press release, “Proceeds from the sale will allow Sunoco to materially reduce leverage to execute on future growth opportunities while maintaining a strong balance sheet and multi-year distribution growth.”
The transaction is expected to close promptly upon receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Additionally, Sunoco also announced its intention to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Zenith Energy Netherlands Amsterdam B.V., which includes liquid fuels terminals in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bantry Bay, Ireland. The definitive purchase agreement will be executed, and the purchase price announced, after completion of the appropriate Dutch works council consultation and information processes, which are current underway.
The Amsterdam terminal is strategically located in the Port of Amsterdam, which serves as an international hub for the global energy market and is part of the largest refined product trading port in Europe. The Bantry Bay terminal is the largest independent bulk liquids storage terminal in Ireland and provides storage for Ireland's strategic oil reserve.
“The acquisition will provide supply optimization for SUN's existing East Coast business and continues SUN's focus on growing its portfolio of stable midstream income,” the company said in a statement.
The European terminals acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.