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DCP Midstream (DCP)

Participants
Sarah Sandberg Senior Director of Investor Relations
Wouter van Kempen Chief Executive Officer
Sean O'Brien Chief Financial Officer
Gabe Moreen Mizuho Securities
Spiro Dounis Credit Suisse
James Kirby J.P. Morgan
James Carreker U.S. Capital Advisors
Shneur Gershuni UBS
Jeremy Tonet JPMorgan
James Carreker U.S. Capital Advisors
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Q1 2020 DCP Midstream Earnings Conference call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host Ms. of Director Senior Sandberg, Investor Relations. Sarah ahead. go Please

Sarah Sandberg

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Wouter van Kempen

you, Thank you're well. morning and you’re appreciate safe all I We us everyone. and joining hope and Sarah, good

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I'll Sean. over and Now to to turn it talk through our outlook position, QX results, our financial

Sean O'Brien

employees, our good implementing my our despite healthcare their planning supporting to take I'm operations send to in-depth morning. thank and didn't our Wouter, going to and offices, Thanks, home frontline miss from books our and beat scenario corporate employees thanks opportunity working closed, in business. a our workers who this getting and

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we hedges. Additionally in partially prices volumes in Basin on recorded we in and DJ by by our declines the and the million the Based had and offset Commodity total segment, primarily unfavorable, for quarter. demand $XXX G&P were price record driven of the impairments volumes first favorable identified Delaware. and factors, unprecedented strong other declines were and March

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we and in addition liquidity, And region outlook commodity significant lower to adjusted due We've relevant year-over-year First, that to capital segment withdrawn providing guidance outlook on substantial original XXth our changes to February and sensitivities. demand We're sensitivities volumes ongoing by outlook the comprehensive impact just the costs, volumes. have of XXXX. guidance our discussed, as our on actions are modified given for to and to the our reflect XXXX follows. and have we

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with banking facility revolving on our outstanding leading Slide owners. year-end ended billion and expected the liquidity XX we quarter proactively our is In approximately million we also institutions, global extended $XXX debt. the financial majority XX December, backed with and current Currently, longstanding years. shows our out with by we for $X.X facility the and liquidity partnership credit which details of our five of our share relationships

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notes the capital expect to in to we senior flow of debt markets. without million have due $XXX is late retire maturity to cash this and XXXX sufficient next free access Our needing

over it Now, I'll to turn Wouter. back

Wouter van Kempen

you, Thank Sean.

slide up So, XX. wrapping on it

As of our we the we people the company. wellbeing our the year, look through prioritize to in rest of continued

majority for capacity and long capitalized a short. total equity hedged allocation are margins well fee-based and XXXX. capital partnered being of We're base length is disciplined We've a supply on executed strategy of customers. Our XX% our focused with

and a as in evidenced outcomes cycle. start of and QX from strong track We always the Ultimately, cost. strategic very forward solid to will a meaningful this and stepped volume execution results and reliable with reductions a our you by effectively managing record expected we from April DCP QX capital in proven seeing continue have

it before couldn't our of end our ensure grateful. to to to the forth want We've we health crisis over our workforce and tremendous be during same the absolute So by the operations the our we questions, and employees. quality safety effort thanking we turn put we way started an this more of remarks and

So thank you.

taking your questions I kick please and it With to off. forward that, Carol, look

Operator

Your from line of Instructions] [Operator you. Thank [Mizuho Securities]. Gabe comes Moreen the question first

Gabe Moreen

the to out everyone. you environment correctly? from well. around levers only give Hope everyone wanted difficult say environment, I it's in additional morning but today. hear something about guidance Did that current considered All laid I I deteriorates what's confirm appreciate in heard is good Hey, either just pulling your the guidance things to if that

Wouter van Kempen

Yes.

heard You that correctly.

March XX built in what already levers just think of February, from of you've and days in and heard the last can’t the because the capital and seen that us, from and the amount quarter. us is in even cost and before then seen that that do quarter, results a we the obviously, first tremendous results I you January Gabe, March you

you're right on So, those your well already. points. were yes, on all way their But of

Gabe Moreen

one they bought a had of markets the earnings this at then amount face that discount decent value. And with in a announced Wouter. your to Thanks, Great. morning peers of back a debt

that's it's under if your on considering considerate – wondering free flow consideration end focus and the use. de-levering Just on cash a

Sean O'Brien

something we liquidity. that a we've some absolutely, we've – Sean we that discount, the has XXXX that. to years. – markets we've have The were on there actually liquidity out you is at the the at been back We've the got that on ensuring we've is give inefficiencies In and Gave, company these some run, pull XXXX the them show at short focused this as definitely Yes. looked that's plate. ability and looked shown, and keep

but done we We of yet, liquidity considering it, current it but as short-term focus. our haven't are primary is remember

Gabe Moreen

credit to there, just from market? discussions And agencies technical there's buying nothing Sean. the clarify revolvers would the Thanks, prevent back debt that in or with you your in

Sean O'Brien

and over - glad – brought in I it up the extent see years pulling I you the you think the take and too. some if There's have nothing always can to of depends there's that on implications I'm when maturity some at The this the looked RAs that would tell a disconnects we've duration trying will the it. prevent of No, Gabe. to that you, the majority back. and out you're you're negative going tend markets, obviously

issue tends RAs. shorter-term If maturity, with an you're taking the of to be less a it

XX If some the know, can implications and they you're or you're we're and But, taking that majority that it, say have rating XX things the with don't you considering. doing those going the are they out like. agencies of

Gabe Moreen

Thanks, macro me Sean. Wouter NGL last of for your the whole And maybe in of in on and forward is thoughts maybe the just hedging going strategy associated terms gas terms of and then curious guess I in some debate. impact one

Just couple up the moved of curves how considerably considering last have pretty nat over it for you're weeks. approaching gas forward

Just kick off there.

Sean O'Brien

with about this I game. the let we're hedged start hedging significantly can I in Wouter have – XXXX. and Obviously, macro year talk will

significant When fee. as I years gone to continues know, QX, you had multi, the we a on one And of always been three you we've far hedging. Our moved strategy such as remind has out the reasons way has I'll a multi-year. a strong say business to move – in

I the in quite movement seen be the a company. the we have between some will for So downstream the beneficial say, proven hedging and it's to opportunities. fee strategy,

about little gas has actually and the seeing talk the Wouter a bit. some you associated a and disconnects As strengthened you strengthened give gas, little We're propane ethane and there, but color bit.

the gas some Last bring expect reason the fairly on in ability to us to well continue hedges I the this So that next to grow. and getting of year gives again this remainder fee XXXX. year. our for business point, – hedged that up on we're percentage obviously of get And

for us. Hedging So tragedy has the very company good pretty been is shape. in beneficial

Wouter van Kempen

where kind But so bit second seeing do, unprecedented. when pricing you prices Yes, for XXXX, what volatility clear to still are trying give complex down not if pretty little difficult of Gabe, and it's in changes of XXXX we is see around pretty the you on but were daily curve. unlike maybe Sean entire XXXX, we’re further the constructive on fairly think fairly a many to – others, of to continued pretty I Obviously we're and to the was think what kind especially rapid around demand constructive changes add, just thoughts macro the in general, side. supply an like I environment we're to often in the half

look NGL component XX in you what one seven the sites, alone. like ethane. in XXX% the move There's to ethane, happened just look a at at you probably at days you just look of just If last

not things So with right us that, But our the we'll is like small portfolio, locking kind or probably, gas there's opportunities far do we're think if for the tremendously products other things down duration some curve. to to about I now of hedge it. some add very for or in excited crude

Gabe Moreen

Thanks Sean. Wouter. Thanks

Wouter van Kempen

Thank you, Gabe.

Operator

Spiro Dounis the from question Instructions] Credit [Operator Your Suisse. line with comes next of

Spiro Dounis

guys. morning Hey,

off the volume with could. if of some the around outlook, start Let's inputs we

walk risked your much at arrived producers, you've from those of looking maybe levels through if at specifically how some you how input and wondering guys targeting. you Just

a in think I appear the which maybe but decline. think imply that Permian XX% actually X% and a doesn't exit I year-over-year, buying space, rate decline conservative not does

inputs? some So that of once I at just And guess, I these you about thinking think right? arrived about how am us again help

Sean O'Brien

think about I Yes, Okay. right. are you thinking

about how talk at arrived it. Let's we

you in Wouter data talking tell this. conversations cases. give to has And can our started I CFOs these an our assume, like at and point. myself many with heavily interesting been lot a Spiro, I'll executives company and We're level. you, commercial communicating could The weekly know CEOs. times our in producers, of always significant groups of have I that You through pretty

running of of in the We as process, So We're scenarios right that's we're now. massively. all scenarios, to see, stepped I’d the alluded inputs input, imagine and a terms we're Wouter it at has part taking comes. where up, that where assume, remarks, the in running amount communication what of change those on a these significant tough been but you earlier, can – my from to and that's applying basis, producers. significant daily we're as we But

to good there you and listened mean, April in had my hung I comments, a volume metric QX, we very well. Wouter very

with obviously everything those period numbers happening supply was said, are we're real-time that all gave tough. the There demand people COVID and a some going a the the side additional side anticipating I be representation to we're at to declines So with that's see April on looking hey, going on what's is happening inputs. inputs, of

was Wouter good. actually You've heard say April pretty

of That's what anticipate now. context the inputs wanted a sort give give can and call my middle. hearing. wanted do still. built the give we in what but some economics the And to to commentary declines. I very move continue to Mid-Continent we that much, and anticipation And he's I then of of we you the levers what guiding difficult environment. think why – those on Obviously, one are color right color too pulled some to out, Things from we've very Eagle we of as you and not strong in do all he Ford economics strong, from you economics producers, DJ are you these i.e. are are the discussions kind the that all we Delaware hear think

Wouter van Kempen

– Wouter, producer specific give shutting to we this with a we our prepared things able where here to is, we offering us you you service producer. where midstreamer probably say, producer, to – in And have is it's a I kind our to also of remarks we upon case. to bit hey, kind midstreamer we're by with amount and mentioned kind you of and a start maybe And need we in Spiro, know that if you can them back I little come add by individual of And Yes. systems. we a my producers think it flowing very based you say, couple volume. of a on integrated give examples of significant worked provide can work better things net keep I what,

net things that some of someone we was stayed kind on and a volumes trying dynamic the of system it's pretty we're like system. variety things. continued of where all off result And significant to pretty, environment else's pretty, that that a And situation be The optimize to as you're know. taking our is

know end, On that Then have for what's trying situation don't to demand the producers we to a point are to starting that when happen from really things the going up. we one open are figure view of storage up.

March, we're absolutely Volumes asking But are producers were in here and today. we in to you saying, May. happening some have volumes and expected in seeing we and things April very they're they talk to solid. probably volumes, did off sitting great me all hey, come would If sitting

June. probably more seeing We're in happening a little now things bit

obviously and I thing better right things to this a start more starting But keep a is as now as So be back keep cycle that thing longer the very a think start really, for it's consume. back that drive it obviously are in country to And economy, kind be bit. actually again, on system, things to continues likely that eight you good we're where little but nicely the to us. that the – you And have we're really producers dynamic go would a is. for global managed us. to work, The pushing quite a situation, this week And being of continuing helpful.

Spiro Dounis

can see us, humbling a that been Just the savings bit outlook that. flows. this again, give you of there? soon, guys and switching encouraging remind surprised much us can all cost cost in appreciate predictions to so for savings Making I has certainly environment you so us Yes. an coming in a just experience us sustainable are of not to how just those could

or we're will declined guys consolidating volumes of by these kind year, As operations? there into costs you more to a be about thinking lot of eliminate the year next fixed for opportunities ending

Wouter van Kempen

Yes.

cost but Slide what of surprise the guys doing people on you come of how doesn't where it give number announcing cost definitely where of me The we this much of we don't year it. early we were we seen are recently, savings that's tried as next that amount cost still basis. going that to in, hoping that levers I as in quarters. do, seen spoke – doing they're insight see the So you I've are kind and And pulled. why we you've about and have they're but to X you'll that savings, that's kind number

that not March. can You do the second half in of obviously

in materialize that to it. here have something stuff the the people So execute quarter. starts outcome to what to seeing stuff you bank. This are take you actually And early you're hope clear that that started very nicely, very a going I to executed, of its therefore think can is don't it's

lot what world doing have a certainty with with we're what uncertainties, a costs. we're of doing And with in there great you a and around so capital

think nicely marking those to that's and I we're So into continues the go of all the rest year. of

rest around you more do myself happening can we to can consolidations the can kind them have regular basis, a on my as basis, weekly team, I that in hey, a looking remarks we're volumes. you on mentioned is of you do that meeting this. than field absolutely at, depending I tell what the prepared show plant what of what management

starting on as sitting execute see plants desk the off volumes the are soon that come to as ready So system. we there to are

haven't have of seen we as today, far lot we As are those any of but a plants. really we

is we're that So thing another absolutely it looking at.

continue us year-over-year-over-year to that. You've we'll do seen and do that

Sean O'Brien

Spiro, just add to I'm going one.

asked carry of things that forces on. and in that savings. is about obviously significant You are of There a sustainability the portion reduction nature

cost think early, and Wouter's got I the company, terms the interesting, and heard to reset that's the on we're I'd going volumes you thing comments stronger in the be ways company, savings one back, to of pretty than a back, going that we've of we come we're the think got level structurally when resetting in lot I when anticipated. commodity comes even

I'll in it's example there obviously going of people And other give very reducing everyone certain the interesting experience, able around we've all were are one sheltering travel, that reducing coming but I you in and sustainable. be been of some long things – – positives COVID the run, costs. to few place, believe the working do out is to

things We've I normal. when back how the to the to need some not to going those of even do comments earlier. office. impressive. that in differently We we did. closed efficiently. things pretty get believed would way we have We're we learned have more books made could everyone our It's I do don't

very well incredibly from management bode come So we sustainability the to deliver perspective, some up sets is excited has team going when think that here of a able back been things into recovery. and really DCP I'm to I that

Wouter van Kempen

of we've transformation. very, only but transformation completely us around add us way sustainability. digital underestimate at things level, corporate while around an digital and all of alike it, plant level, Yes. work. to the the has around the reliable changing at that that field safe, And do And all a here and very gave opportunity maybe on Don't operations. work having was thing cost enabled to thinks And the level focused, kind more some done not people it to the significant one

So and over digital transformation last very that current I that time, dollars the spent we environment. leveraging this in where significant years has number been of something very, think is effort

Spiro Dounis

color. the guys. Appreciate Thanks

Operator

line Morgan. of comes question the J.P. with Jeremy from Your next Tonet

James Kirby

Hey, for on good morning. This James Jeremy. is

quarter. wanted the at the but up, maybe constructive mentioned DJ. it on guys April to from economics, you if can Spiro’s there. and strong how are of you volumes pretty gaining second Just halfway but as DJ, was you get there. seems any to add through into Southern like particularly dig Hills seem the question XQ How you seeing through follow It least volumes we're These almost you deeper momentum guess, with I And there are color seeing pertains the production? here, kind

Wouter van Kempen

I doing so quite nicely things far us. think for DJ the Basin Yes, are in

at as mentioned place through to things But seeing looking the So and some do Bakken. like were strong. are very you're form absolutely kind expect rate both any seeing – now. of shut-in. or we talking Sean things shape we not a I'm inlet get in our way, flow like in right And it's

expect time, remind minimum us do you that same very we want dynamic will in protection right here coming producers but the the I months. kind that very, to our and of minimum very steps And margins. we have that now, have here be on all lot some situation. at to a nicely give continues commitments it volume sitting So quite of systems

James Kirby

Got a touch in good wanted Thanks. you in then spot to but it on, And it. just guys year? foresee seems do are liquidity issuance like any this you equity wise, guys

Sean O'Brien

James, I issued haven’t been years. in equity over – No, we've five we think

equity are, restructured really word them the use up again, the of – actions, ways. in we've When I'll many permanent, those, about lot of a utilize and at anyway. the It up there's of markets we but the to good in us to the weren't sets issue place sustainable. end obviously and really day anticipating that you the million plus think $XXX set think need of I really company with not a

James Kirby

That's Thank you. for Thanks. color. Got the it. me. all Appreciate

Wouter van Kempen

you. Thank

Operator

question next James Carreker Your line Capital Advisors. from the U.S. of with comes

James Carreker

morning thanks. Hi, Good guys.

margin you get volatile, the on clearly guys guidance, color to Just about the some the you look items that top prices guys spent to on of MDCs talked thinking volume some EBITDA is And to impact, are commodity withdraw about you have. market minimum then and some time wanted of to. maybe there decision but a

kind are there? not the number what gave reservation putting known you that of and out unknowns an updated So kind of

Wouter van Kempen

me one, take Let that James.

I have think you, by want you But and given foremost, volume segment, region. but have you we accurate. given want First to be you be we when give we to guidance, not people guidance by given reliable, you EBITDA, have

given we've now. sensitivities. given are liquidity, it given pretty I and you you have unknowns? you guidance, cost the think right have duration detail, we we is the you have dynamic Price and capital given We What

cube blindfolded variability like and to too and to it and got get too much Rubik's It's complex solve trying luck right. a you there's It's out visibility. no

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over here commodity the you it. sit and So think cycle say, then you

last kind weeks. of I matter a seen mentioned two you've ethane moved three XXX%, of think I within XXX% earlier, or

minus $XX from going crude to minus barrel mid $XX a $XX. or seen You've

you we for you. what clear consumption perfect that though of is but energy the we and midstreamer is, know even we saying, amount volatility production energy So don't guidance then know and have have what hey, don't

I if hard. does is think that they that pretty that,

calls details we why give given So can have you we our want we be all to given those call, we've I we you reliable, That's make earnings want details. during to in more be this accurate. an probably with than that you. that normally you have argument again, we

that unlike absolutely the when for to we're returning important, So guidance. dust us was settles

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and finishing for, years to world not that have a are assets need years the for doesn't We come.

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James Carreker

as range. margin well. goes the peers understand be some then I prices but it of commodity but we've down to it then have a reason I It a what and rate, your sudden No, one one necessarily found is because that all go down a could And is from seen be fee-based difficulties, number. fee doesn't up fee we've of bring

it I sometimes volume so And give I’m – behind change appreciate to certainly range can sense relationships of least estimating… I but understand for want a assumptions price the some and at why the so in difficulty helpful and asking be outcomes uncertainty, of so I or the just the a between you

Wouter van Kempen

it's question. James, No, think a fair I

I that you. think you've given everything given we've

I think the do can you math.

well. math start that sensitivities would some there should and liquidity Remember there's You can alike. give number really, in how do you of about things the really other a good indications to with pretty the things

James Carreker

about was and any assume It's additive just… sort any actually I going to liquidity or be type any Is that sales year-end definitely to other in asset ask the that. liquidity? mean, that does of items one-time of I No. would number, there

Wouter van Kempen

No.

James Carreker

Okay.

Wouter van Kempen

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Sean O'Brien

to sales, the But plus, billion, doesn't X that's I there XXX any but Yes. get there. been the to you get require you we've that to close end how focusing you comment, mean range, would high of just other get on that are Wouter's if out James, were right? to levers

James Carreker

declining some you situation you level guys alone fit some of if a I I high guys to owned and And you have could of contracts helpful. of But you Hills. That's responsible the even us, in more, see some on Understood. capacity. even your guys for commitments you. in would shipping know of can – partially about pipelines? Connector, this environment underwater Cheyenne you one yourselves I Got remind Express, there are that just good where a Is think talked wholly Gulf Hills, own production Coast to of portion Sand Southern

Sean O'Brien

think – don't think that's I case. the I No,

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Wouter van Kempen

to perspective minimum that one just connector, XXX think commitment for maybe you, is $XXX And Yes. day. is volumes in on put I our a million that Cheyenne – to our

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of I that perspective. lot gives So think a

James Carreker

how pipe on NGL either That's be the could helpful. pulled you back currently much have, you're of that guys offloading that Any quantification or the side? G&P

Wouter van Kempen

not give we're offloading, we’re into tell all Basin, I all but Basin offloading we to on places. of we're on some in a where in I details DJ we going floating We're Again, of think have the as Delaware I'm floating pipes, can number been well. different are, offloading you the you

Sean O'Brien

Correct.

James Carreker

all have. I time. you for That's That's Thank your helpful.

Sean O'Brien

James. Thanks,

Operator

next from question of comes UBS. [Operator the with Instructions] Shneur Your Gershuni line

Shneur Gershuni

guys. Hey, good morning

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Sean O'Brien

Yes, we're offloading.

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Shneur Gershuni

appreciate somebody understood be just anybody’s at it is off And before. system onto like risk loading to enterprise that. Totally clear a an or that anybody pulled is is else, Yes, back? Sean. was your want that I to and ask question, or target

Wouter van Kempen

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Shneur Gershuni

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could you about I discussion kind shall we owners level your the the at wondering distribution talk Board or large if the So was with about decision? say of and

Sean O'Brien

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Wouter van Kempen

longstanding the long, in I long think the been company. that that to Sean at But going that is not I'm of go don't $XXX stuff, under end think cash we Board moment to that went while And for sustainability of of wanted do have circumstances, a growth think time balance that was to correct. believe we I things we through new powder and liquidity, those the numbers. here to maintaining and sheet delve if at I with straight optimizing the long-term And at I’m we the you discuss then – very here. dry to that systems other strategy. the us the projects talk we Yes. very, doesn't time What that same investors what balance and is is to do today, the significant it other you continuing commitment have and around the to do did have look business, kind and back the right and building to thing till like to like. things our million

of And in cash our have a foreseen again, think you I thing can from flow situation free details we're a probably but, the XXXX, ever nobody a tremendous scenarios see kind positive current except this amount on we've of could which like given numbers for under coming. great is that you EBITDA, clearly here our that

Shneur Gershuni

your But like materialize. are they new when just completed, and the forth question And what That the things final that we assuming should rate Just in operationally. footprint about Can your I just to existing decline makes – be if that rates thinking are no drilling around there decline I underlying may, going so about you recognize that footprint? one are sense. and I shut-ins DJ? there's with activity wells weird the be what's talk for

Wouter van Kempen

drilling where I horizontal it rates are is place inventory dissimilar to think old vertical or other the much. as that a of are all kind without wells tremendous declining of decline just predominantly not

in docs kind a if significant volumes our DJ that to DJ see that inventory the a Delaware key Basin offset some nothing of that Basin you similar, have for relatively we system have our But other one is, through our happens. whatever and and think is on pretty producers Basin. So offset is the with here producers, of minimum of some

Shneur Gershuni

Okay.

vintage what sounds inventory wells. Is vertical wells have newer legacy more you significant do it would of horizontal but towards like I docs, than at? So characterize tilted rather you're a that

Wouter van Kempen

volume It's vertical metric on that system. up There's obviously the at point lot a the the and of make more wells wells Basin newer Colorado the DJ of vintage view. same in still from a the system time of here

Shneur Gershuni

the you Thank I very Thank you. stay much. right. and Appreciate color appreciate. Perfect. All safe.

Sean O'Brien

Shneur. Thanks,

Operator

Your Jeremy from is JPMorgan. with next the question line follow-up Tonet of a question

Jeremy Tonet

thanks follow-up. Hey, the for taking

just back far? reductions, trending realized PR on $XX Just noticed wanted million had and just the talk I you through maybe in quarter. XQ you to how this components the about cost there you're circle so the can Maybe

Sean O'Brien

significant years. we've side Jeremy, – bit cost the side we're the businesses the out in significant quite obviously costs with bunch of what amount equation, corporate anticipation it's obviously the of – out the amount of equation, of have of is a a so of there coming spread heading you Yes, significantly over about on the We technology through had that continue But obviously some program investment in back numbers all we've slated to pretty benefits what's some the a of three high into happened, we the last XXXX. talked made those. pulled towards,

just thing occurring April. that a in you're reduction that the going as throughout see One – force, happened to of item, in clarifying more

So those QX costs in are the really dollars. not

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equation volumes In that I you side, far on actions benefits around so feel so even good we've Wouter, the start – pretty of in again, we're so cost the see took, into side – alluded good, full the the QX, cost the as so of far terms trend quarter so and second we as of some around seeing the far to the to and well. of

think has it working go in it's our are that shown something an is quick to and and company ensuring plan So around at well this definitely I ability costs execute line.

Jeremy Tonet

leave I'll it Thanks. there. it. Got

Operator

Capital line with question is a question of next James U.S. Carreker the Advisors. Your from follow-up

James Carreker

was particularly any Do to have we on lot to GMP that you less process full. on see some what ethane upside of for a guys rejected? thoughts wondering side situation for gets – or in and does you you the relatively shut-ins are I just guys. and ethane, balance the Hi. again guys, running see broadly which production if of if less if of as new these the provide any a Thanks crackers rest your into baked does, it of thought And that is pipeline the side? Does XXXX? still that

Wouter van Kempen

not Well, of I right this kind look upside, now. as baked at so in

I of I them right, obviously side just like days work, couple matter a a made of think of or demand ethane of a of equation. about so. XXX% seeing one at move I think – couple in you’re is There couple you're comment absolutely of the is the some things

The other natgas. thing is

as would system having So then secondarily pipeline create be from it exposure and not creating to barrels ethane helpful our view, for point upside, us, for would commodity a some well. of from

So as look that good not we'd a guy.

James Carreker

And I any potential I it's could of quantification hard. what do? know

Sean O'Brien

Yes.

obviously give sensitivity. the I think we – it side, two side, from way the give we price on you're James, levels. think price at about to you the the From a going

still but whole but So place it some ethane in barrel upside, open have we there NGL there have hedges is NGL I'm we the positions. do some we in – and year, some is this composite, sorry, there,

about to would XX% is equation. million the pipelines So it the happen what what strong, tied you plus. correlated I significant, talking a be to the we – obviously XX%, also XX then of side And say, back decline we going is alluded I – of to decline you're of things could came gas to, think on on the talked XXs the think

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So on and be upside that the pipelines that's insignificant. would some not

way but see in that's plays that play they some if the downturns, to is in always haven't favorable can we baked comments, it and we things one were insignificant not that maybe that happens, good of earnings. items them company's out, there the for if out come ethane that Wouter out, correlated it it always and may way So,

James Carreker

all I had. that. you. That's Appreciate Thank

Sean O'Brien

Thanks James.

Wouter van Kempen

James. Thanks

Operator

would for And at turn back speakers this time, any to I to further it like the comments.

Sarah Sandberg

today. us all for This joining is you Sarah, thank

Have follow-up, If be you please hesitate a have or any and reach don't out. any good questions well. day to

Operator

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