Related Party Transactions
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Transition Services Agreements
The subsidiaries of Crescent Midstream Holdings, LLC ("Crescent Midstream Holdings") were formerly a part of Crimson prior to the Crimson Transaction. Prior to Crescent Midstream Holdings' spin-off from Crimson, Crimson, or certain of its subsidiaries, provided various business services for Crescent Midstream Holdings and its subsidiaries. Effective February 4, 2021, Crimson, certain of Crimson's subsidiaries or a combination thereof, entered into several transition services agreements (collectively, the "Transition Services Agreements" or "TSAs") with Crescent Midstream Holdings to facilitate its transition to operating independently. Each of the TSAs are described in more detail below. Also effective February 4, 2021, Crimson and certain of its subsidiaries entered into an Assignment and Assumption Agreement to assign all of the TSAs to Crimson's direct, wholly-owned TRS, Crimson Midstream I Corporation ("Crimson Midstream I"). Crimson and/or certain of its subsidiaries expect to be reimbursed at a fixed fee of approximately $156 thousand per month for services provided under the TSAs, for which the billed amount is allocated 50.0 percent to Crescent Midstream, LLC ("Crescent Midstream"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crescent Midstream Holdings, and 50.0 percent to Crescent Louisiana Midstream, LLC ("CLM"), a 70.0 percent owned subsidiary of Crescent Midstream. The amounts billed to Crescent Midstream will reduce a prepaid TSA liability on the Company's books until such time as the TSA liability is reduced to zero. As of June 30, 2021, the prepaid TSA liability related to Crescent Midstream was $998 thousand and recorded in due to affiliated companies in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. For the three and five months ended June 30, 2021, Crimson billed both Crescent Midstream and CLM $466.5 thousand and $777.5 thousand for services provided under the TSAs.
As previously disclosed, John D. Grier, a director and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, together with the Grier Members, owns an aggregate 50.50 percent equity interest in Crimson, which the Company has a right to acquire in the future, pursuant to the terms of the MIPA, following receipt of CPUC approval for a change of control of Crimson's CPUC regulated assets. The Grier Members also retain an aggregate 50.50 percent equity interest in Crescent Midstream Holdings, which they held prior to the Crimson Transaction.
Crimson Midstream Operating entered into a transition services agreement (the "Administrative TSA") to provide administrative-related services to Crescent Midstream Holdings through February 3, 2022 or upon receipt of Crescent Midstream Holdings' written notice to terminate the Administrative TSA prior to February 3, 2022. As discussed above, the Assignment and Assumption Agreement assigned the Administrative TSA from Crimson Midstream Operating to Crimson Midstream I.
Crimson Midstream Operating also entered into a transition services agreement (the "Control Center TSA") with Crescent Midstream Holdings to provide certain customary control center services and field transition support services necessary to operate a pipeline system. Unless terminated in writing by Crescent Midstream Holdings earlier, the Control Center TSA shall expire on February 3, 2022. The Control Center TSA has been assigned from Crimson Midstream Operating to Crimson Midstream I by the Assignment and Assumption Agreement discussed above.
Similarly, Crimson and Crescent Midstream Holdings entered into a transition services agreement (the "Employee TSA") whereby an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson shall continue to provide payroll, employee benefits and other
related employment services to Crescent Midstream Holdings and its subsidiaries. Under the Employee TSA, Crimson's indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary shall make available and assign to Crescent Midstream Holdings and its subsidiaries certain employees to provide services primarily to Crescent Midstream Holdings and its subsidiaries. While the Employee TSA is in effect, Crescent Midstream Holdings shall be responsible for the daily supervision of and assignment of work to the employees providing services to Crescent Midstream Holdings and its subsidiaries. The Employee TSA will conclude on February 3, 2022 if not previously terminated in writing by Crescent Midstream Holdings. Additionally, Crimson's indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary entered into an Employee Sharing Agreement with Crimson Midstream I to make available all employees performing services under the Employee TSA to Crimson Midstream I. The Employee Sharing Agreement was effective beginning February 1, 2021. The Employee Sharing Agreement together with the Assignment and Assumption Agreement described above, effectively binds Crimson Midstream I to the terms of the Employee TSA in the same manner as Crimson's indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary. For the three and five months ended June 30, 2021, Crimson billed employee-related costs and benefits to Crescent Midstream and CLM totaling $2.1 million, and $3.2 million, respectively.
Likewise, a transition services agreement (the "Insurance Coverage TSA") was entered into between Crimson Midstream Operating, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crimson, and Crescent Midstream Operating, LLC ("Crescent Midstream Operating") (collectively, the "Insurance TSA Parties"). The Insurance Coverage TSA related to the remaining term of coverage on certain insurance policies which were shared by Crimson, certain of its subsidiaries (including Crimson Midstream Operating), Crescent Midstream Operating and certain other entities related to Crescent Midstream Operating (collectively, the "Insureds"). Under the Insurance Coverage TSA, the Insurance TSA Parties agreed to retain and maintain the certain insurance policies, and continue to split the premium payments among the Insureds in line with the historical practices prior to Crescent Midstream Holdings' spin-off from Crimson. By entering into the Insurance Coverage TSA, the Insurance TSA Parties acknowledged that any claims made which result in a loss by one of the Insureds will erode and may exhaust the shared limits and/or aggregates stated in any of the certain insurance policies. Additionally, under the terms of the Insurance Coverage TSA, it was agreed that the Insurance TSA Party which was directly responsible for any incident that results in any loss of coverage under any of the certain shared insurance policies may be primarily financially responsible for such self-insurance and/or covering any increase in costs of the certain insurance policy that occurred as a result of such incident. The Insurance Coverage TSA expired on May 31, 2021, and simultaneously, the Company, Crimson, and certain other subsidiaries of the Company obtained alternative insurance coverage effective through May 31, 2022. As of June 30, 2021, there is no relationship between the insurance coverage of the Company and its subsidiaries and Crescent Midstream Operating and its subsidiaries.
Total transition services reimbursements for the TSAs discussed above are presented on a net basis in the Consolidated Statements of Operations within transportation and distribution expense and general and administrative expense.
Other Related Party Transactions
As of June 30, 2021, certain entities affiliated with the Grier Members (Crescent Midstream, CLM, Crimson Renewable Energy, L.P. and Delta Trading, L.P.) owe Crimson and certain subsidiaries $1.2 million, which is reflected in due from affiliated companies in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Grier directly or indirectly owns a 35.35 percent interest in CLM and owns 100.0 percent of both Crimson Renewable Energy, L.P. and Delta Trading, L.P. These balances primarily represent receivables related to payroll, employee benefits and other related employment services that are provided by certain subsidiaries of Crimson. As of June 30, 2021, Crimson and certain subsidiaries owe Crescent Midstream $980 thousand, which is reflected in due to affiliated companies in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. This balance represents amounts owed to Crescent Midstream as part of the common control transfer completed prior to the Crimson Transaction, partially offset by receivables related to payroll, employee benefits and other related employment services.The Company incurred $416 thousand of asset acquisition expenses from Crescent Midstream for costs related to accounting and consulting services for the Crimson Transaction that it agreed to reimburse subsequent to the transaction closing, which reimbursement was paid during the second quarter of 2021.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
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