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Introduction and Basis of Presentation

Introduction and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. ("CorEnergy"), was organized as a Maryland corporation and commenced operations on December 8, 2005. Prior to December 3, 2012, our name was Tortoise Capital Resources Corporation. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CORR.” As used in this report, the terms "we", "us", "our" and the "Company" refer to CorEnergy and its subsidiaries.

Our assets are generally leased to energy companies via long-term triple net participating leases. The lease structure requires that the tenant pay all operating expenses of the business conducted by the tenant, including real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and expenses of maintaining the asset in good working order.

Our long-term participating lease structures provide us base rents that are fixed and determinable, with escalators dependent upon increases in the Consumer Price Index. Leases may also include features that allow us to participate in the financial performance and/or value of the energy infrastructure asset.

The assets we own and seek to acquire include pipelines, storage tanks, transmission lines and gathering systems, among others. We intend to acquire assets that are accretive to our shareholders and allow us to become a diversified energy infrastructure real estate investment trust (REIT).
The Company's consolidated financial statements include the Company's direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. In our December 2012 restructuring, we created taxable REIT subsidiaries to hold our remaining securities portfolio (Corridor Public Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Corridor Private Holdings, Inc.) and to hold our operating business (Mowood Corridor, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mowood, LLC ("Mowood"), which is the holding company for Omega Pipeline Company, LLC (“Omega”)). Omega owns and operates a natural gas distribution system in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Omega is responsible for purchasing and coordinating delivery of natural gas to Fort Leonard Wood, as well as performing maintenance and expansion of the pipeline. In addition, Omega provides gas marketing services to local commercial end users. Also consolidated as a wholly-owned subsidiary is Pinedale GP, Inc., owner of the general partner interest in the entity that owns the Pinedale LGS. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The Company's financial statements also present minority interests in the case of entities that are not wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company.
Change in Fiscal Year End
On February 5, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a change in the Company's fiscal year end from November 30 to December 31. This change to the calendar year reporting cycle began January 1, 2013. As a result of the change, the Company is reporting a December 2012 fiscal month transition period, which is reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the calendar quarter ending March 31, 2013 and will be in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the calendar year ending December 31, 2013.
Financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2012 has not been included in this Form 10-Q for the following reasons: (i) the three-month period ended February 29, 2012 provides a meaningful comparison for the three months ended March 31, 2013; (ii) there are no significant factors, seasonal or other, that would impact the comparability of information if the results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 were presented in lieu of results for the three-month period ended February 29, 2012; and (iii) it was not practicable or cost justified to prepare this information.
Basis of Presentation and Use of Estimates
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information set forth in the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”), as published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), and with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. The accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim period presented.
Operating results for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2013 and February 29, 2012 and for the one-month transition period ended December 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013. These consolidated financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis of the Financial Condition and Results of Operations should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2012 filed with the SEC on February 13, 2013.
The financial statements included in this report are based on the selection and application of critical accounting policies, which require management to make significant estimates and assumptions. Critical accounting policies are those that are both important to the presentation of our financial condition and results of operations and require management's most difficult, complex or subjective judgments. Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, included in this report, further details information related to our significant accounting policies.