Watson Millican & Co. evaluates refinery sales through extensive research and development of metrics to provide insight into the market prices for refineries. Sale prices for U.S. petroleum refineries can be expressed using a variety of different bases, each providing a unique perspective. Two different bases are provided here, as examples, for the sale of 47 U.S. petroleum refineries during 2001‐2014. First, the sales are shown on a $/BPD crude distillation capacity. Second, the sales are shown on a % of replacement cost new basis. Both charts illustrate the range of sale prices that occurred during the past 15 years. Sales prices between refineries can vary widely for many reasons not fully captured by the use of a single basis. The data is provided as an illustration only and is not to be construed as a definitive analysis of sales for use in valuing petroleum refineries.
Watson Millican & Co. tracks transactions of midstream assets in North America including gathering systems, processing plants, pipelines, storage facilities, and terminals. Sale prices for midstream assets are often expressed as a multiple of EBITDA (sales price divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). The chart illustrates the range of EBITDA multiples for representative transactions that occurred during the past 10 years along with a general trend line. Sales prices of midstream assets can vary widely for many reasons not fully captured by the use of a single metric. The data is provided as an illustration only and is not to be construed as a definitive analysis of sales for use in valuing midstream assets.