Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
NYSE : TGP

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

August 09, 2012 08:30 ET

Teekay LNG Partners Reports Second Quarter Results

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) -

Highlights

  • Generated distributable cash flow of $56.8 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 51 percent from the second quarter of 2011, and an increase of 12 percent from the first quarter of 2012.
  • Declared second quarter 2012 cash distribution of $0.675 per unit.
  • Entered into new three-year time-charter for the Magellan Spirit, commencing in September 2013.
  • Total liquidity of approximately $403 million as at June 30, 2012.

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership), today reported the Partnership's results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. During the second quarter of 2012, the Partnership generated distributable cash flow(1) of $56.8 million, compared to $37.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year. The increase primarily reflects the incremental distributable cash flow resulting from the following acquisitions: Multigas carriers delivered in June and October 2011; a 33 percent interest in four liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers delivered between August 2011 and January 2012; one liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier delivered in September 2011; and a 52 percent interest in six LNG carriers completed in February 2012.

On July 13, 2012, the Partnership declared a cash distribution of $0.675 per unit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The cash distribution will be paid on August 10, 2012 to all unitholders of record on July 25, 2012.

"The Partnership's distributable cash flow experienced a healthy increase during the second quarter, primarily as a result of the full quarter contribution from the six Maersk LNG carriers acquired in the first quarter of 2012 through our joint venture with Marubeni," commented Peter Evensen, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay GP L.L.C. "Since closing the acquisition at the end of February, the integration of these vessels into our fleet is now substantially complete."

"The LNG shipping market continues to exhibit strong fundamentals which enabled the Partnership to recently secure a new three-year time-charter for the Magellan Spirit at a rate which is approximately 20 percent higher than under its existing charter," Mr. Evensen continued. "The new contract will commence in September 2013 when the Magellan Spirit's current time-charter expires. In addition, the Partnership has been actively assessing opportunities to make additional accretive investments in new LNG-related projects and existing LNG assets with long-term contracts. With approximately $400 million of available liquidity, the Partnership is well-positioned for further acquisitions."

Teekay LNG's Fleet

The following table summarizes the Partnership's fleet as of August 1, 2012:

Number of Vessels
LNG Carrier Fleet 27 (i)
LPG/Multigas Carrier Fleet 5 (ii)
Conventional Tanker Fleet 11
Total 43
(i) The Partnership's ownership interests in these vessels ranges from 33 percent to 100 percent.
(ii) The Partnership has a 99 percent ownership interest in these vessels.

Financial Summary

The Partnership reported adjusted net income attributable to the partners(1) (as detailed in Appendix A to this release) of $40.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $23.6 million for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners excludes a number of specific items that had the net effect of decreasing net income by $2.8 million and $26.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, as detailed in Appendix A. Including these items, the Partnership reported net income (loss) attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis, of $37.7 million and ($3.1) million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Partnership reported adjusted net income attributable to the partners(1) (as detailed in Appendix A to this release) of $76.1 million, compared to $49.4 million for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners excludes a number of specific items that had the net effect of decreasing net income by $13.7 million and $27.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, as detailed in Appendix A. Including these items, the Partnership reported net income attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis, of $62.4 million and $21.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to recognize the changes in the fair value of its derivative instruments on its consolidated statements of income (loss). This method of accounting does not affect the Partnership's cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized gains or losses on the consolidated statements of income (loss) as detailed in footnotes 1 and 2 to the Summary Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG's two segments: the Liquefied Gas segment and the Conventional Tanker segment (please refer to the "Teekay LNG's Fleet" section of this release above and Appendix C for further details).

Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars) Liquefied
Gas
Segment
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
Total Liquefied
Gas
Segment
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
Total
Net voyage revenues(i) 67,572 28,540 96,112 65,824 25,738 91,562
Vessel operating expenses 10,717 9,387 20,104 13,145 10,243 23,388
Depreciation and amortization 17,309 7,364 24,673 15,081 7,090 22,171
CFVO from consolidated vessels(ii) 54,259 16,740 70,999 50,229 12,901 63,130
CFVO from equity accounted vessels(ii) (iii) 38,035 - 38,035 14,483 - 14,483
Total CFVO(ii) 92,294 16,740 109,034 64,712 12,901 77,613
  1. Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses, which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, canal tolls and brokerage commissions. Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Please see the Partnership's website at www.teekaylng.com for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
  2. Cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO) represents income from vessel operations before (a) depreciation and amortization expense, (b) amortization of in-process revenue contracts and (c) adjusting for direct financing leases to a cash basis. CFVO is included because certain investors use this data to measure a company's financial performance. CFVO is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, equity income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP. Please see the Partnership's website at www.teekaylng.com for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
  3. The Partnership's equity accounted investments for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 include the Partnership's 40 percent interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers and the Partnership's 50 percent interest in the Excalibur and Excelsior Joint Ventures, which owns one LNG carrier and one regasification unit. The Partnership's equity accounted investment for the three months ended June 30, 2012 also includes the Partnership's 33 percent interest in four LNG carriers that were delivered in mid-2011 through early 2012 servicing the Angola LNG Project; and the Partnership's 52 percent interest in MALT LNG Holdings ApS, the joint venture between the Partnership and Maurbeni Corporation, which acquired six LNG carriers on February 28, 2012.

Liquefied Gas Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's Liquefied Gas segment, excluding equity-accounted vessels, increased to $54.3 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $50.2 million in the same quarter of the prior year. This increase was primarily due to higher voyage revenues as a result of the Multigas and LPG carrier acquisitions previously discussed in this release and lower operating expenses.

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's equity-accounted vessels in the Liquefied Gas segment increased to $38.0 million in the second quarter of 2012 from $14.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year. This increase was primarily due to the Teekay LNG-Marubeni joint venture's acquisition of six LNG carriers from A.P. Moller Maersk A/P (the MALT LNG Carriers) in February 2012 and the acquisition of a 33 percent interest in the four Angola LNG Carriers from Teekay Corporation between August 2011 and January 2012.

Conventional Tanker Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's Conventional Tanker segment increased to $16.7 million for the second quarter of 2012 from $12.9 million for the same quarter of the prior year. This increase was primarily due to 72 off-hire days in the second quarter of 2011 related to scheduled dry dockings compared to no off-hire days during the second quarter of 2012, and lower operating expenses.

Liquidity

As of June 30, 2012, the Partnership had total liquidity of $402.9 million (comprised of $114.9 million in cash and cash equivalents and $288.0 million in undrawn credit facilities), compared to total liquidity of $318.1 million as of March 31, 2012. The increase in the Partnership's liquidity balance is primarily due to the NOK 700 million ($125.0 million) Norwegian bond offering that was completed in May 2012.

Conference Call

The Partnership plans to host a conference call on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results for the second quarter of 2012. All unitholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

  • By dialing (866) 322-2356 or (416) 640-3405, if outside North America, and quoting conference ID code 7420375.
  • By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay LNG's website at www.teekaylng.com (the archive will remain on the web site for a period of 30 days).

A supporting Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Presentation will also be available at www.teekaylng.com in advance of the conference call start time.

The conference call will be recorded and made available until Friday, August 17, 2012. This recording can be accessed following the live call by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (647) 436-0148, if outside North America, and entering access code 7420375.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners is the world's third largest independent owner and operator of LNG vessels, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fixed-rate charter contracts with major energy and utility companies through its interests in 27 LNG carriers (including one LNG regasification unit), five LPG/Multigas carriers and 11 conventional tankers. The Partnership's ownership interests in these vessels range from 33 to 100 percent. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.

Teekay LNG Partners' common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TGP".

(1) Distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of the Partnership and other master limited partnerships. Please see Appendix B for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable financial measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2012 2012 2011 2012 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
VOYAGE REVENUES 96,354 99,216 92,247 195,570 185,466
OPERATING EXPENSES
Voyage expenses 242 343 685 585 1,055
Vessel operating expenses 20,104 20,531 23,388 40,635 44,195
Depreciation and amortization 24,673 24,633 22,171 49,306 44,520
General and administrative 6,506 7,116 6,535 13,622 12,861
51,525 52,623 52,779 104,148 102,631
Income from vessel operations 44,829 46,593 39,468 91,422 82,835
OTHER ITEMS
Interest expense (13,734) (12,798) (12,136) (26,532) (23,890)
Interest income 949 932 1,698 1,881 3,276
Realized and unrealized loss
on derivative instruments(1)

(18,145)

(15,903)

(27,329)

(34,048)

(16,560)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(2) 13,927 (9,668) (8,859) 4,259 (29,892)
Equity income(3) 11,086 17,048 3,447 28,134 11,504
Other income (expense) - net 348 475 22 823 (1,225)
Net income (loss) 39,260 26,679 (3,689) 65,939 26,048
Net income (loss) attributable to:
Non-controlling interest 1,572 1,948 (561) 3,520 4,196
Partners 37,688 24,731 (3,128) 62,419 21,852
Limited partners' units outstanding:
Weighted-average number of common and
total units outstanding - basic and
diluted

64,857,900

64,857,900

59,152,816

64,857,900

57,140,637
Total number of units outstanding at end of
period

64,857,900

64,857,900

59,357,900

64,857,900

59,357,900
1. The realized losses relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid to settle derivative instruments and the unrealized (losses) gains relate to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments as detailed in the table below.
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,
2012
March 31,
2012
June 30,
2011
June 30,
2012
June 30,
2011
Realized (losses) relating to:
Interest rate swaps (9,284) (9,079) (10,046) (18,363) (20,283)
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract (6) (32) (53) (38) (53)
(9,290) (9,111) (10,099) (18,401) (20,336)
Unrealized (losses) gains relating to:
Interest rate swaps (8,855) (7,092) (16,430) (15,947) 3,376
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract - 300 (800) 300 400
(8,855) (6,792) (17,230) (15,647) 3,776
Total realized and unrealized losses derivative instruments (18,145) (15,903) (27,329) (34,048) (16,560)
  1. For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership's cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or losses in the consolidated statements of income (loss).

    Foreign exchange gain (loss) includes realized gains relating to the amounts the Partnership received to settle the Partnership's non-designated cross currency swap that was entered into as an economic hedge in relation to the Partnership's Norwegian Kroner (NOK)-denominated unsecured bonds. The Partnership issued NOK 700 million unsecured bonds in May 2012 maturing in 2017. Foreign exchange gain (loss) also includes unrealized gains (losses) relating to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments, partially offset by unrealized gains (losses) on the revaluation of the NOK bonds as detailed in the table below:
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,
2012
March 31,
2012
June 30,
2011
June 30,
2012
June 30,
2011
Realized gains on cross-currency swap 48 - - 48 -
Unrealized (losses) on cross-currency swap (10,270) - - (10,270) -
Unrealized gains on revaluation of NOK bonds 7,560 - - 7,560 -
3. Equity income includes unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments as detailed in the table below.
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,
2012
March 31,
2012
June 30,
2011
June 30,
2012
June 30,
2011
Equity income 11,086 17,048 3,447 28,134 11,504
Proportionate share of unrealized (losses) gains on derivative instruments included in equity income
(8,242)

5,061

(3,154)

(3,181)

(600)
Equity income excluding unrealized (losses) gains on derivative instruments
19,328

11,987

6,601

31,315

12,104
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
As at
June 30,
As at
March 31,
As at
December 31,
2012 2012 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents 114,916 83,904 93,627
Other current assets 15,783 16,345 18,837
Advances to affiliates 24,362 17,971 11,922
Restricted cash - long-term 526,705 526,901 495,634
Vessels and equipment 1,980,370 2,001,654 2,021,125
Net investments in direct financing leases 406,549 408,060 409,541
Derivative assets 162,472 129,123 155,259
Investments in and advances to equity accounted joint ventures
374,320

363,025

191,448
Other assets 39,387 38,184 34,760
Intangible assets 109,851 112,133 114,416
Goodwill 35,631 35,631 35,631
Total Assets 3,790,346 3,732,931 3,582,200
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and unearned revenue
53,131

52,038

60,030
Current portion of long-term debt and capital leases
255,748

262,506

131,925
Advances from affiliates and joint venture partners
27,288

28,775

17,400
Long-term debt and capital leases 1,920,250 1,898,379 1,830,353
Derivative liabilities 326,347 273,874 293,218
Other long-term liabilities 106,231 105,922 109,565
Equity
Non-controlling interest(1) 29,712 28,190 26,242
Partners' equity 1,071,639 1,083,247 1,113,467
Total Liabilities and Total Equity 3,790,346 3,732,931 3,582,200
  1. Non-controlling interest includes a 30 percent equity interest in the RasGas II project (which owns three LNG carriers), a 31 percent equity interest in the Tangguh Project (which owns two LNG carriers), a 1 percent equity interest in the two Kenai LNG carriers, a 1 percent equity interest in the Excalibur joint venture (which owns one LNG carrier), and a 1 percent equity interest in the five LPG/Multigas carriers, which in each case the Partnership does not own.
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2012 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net operating cash flow 88,772 96,719
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 395,352 100,640
Debt issuance costs (1,808) -
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt (42,200) (38,129)
Prepayments of long-term debt (119,274) (173,000)
Scheduled repayments of capital lease obligations and other long-term liabilities (5,040) (4,983)
Proceeds from follow-on offering net of offering costs - 161,682
Advances to and from affiliates (3,600) 1,443
Increase in restricted cash (30,511) (3,227)
Cash distributions paid (93,636) (78,238)
Purchase of Skaugen Multigas Subsidiary - (55,313)
Repayment of joint venture partners' advances - (59)
Other (50) (128)
Net financing cash flow 99,233 (89,312)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of equity investment in MALT LNG Carriers (150,999) -
Purchase of equity investment in the fourth Angola LNG Carrier (19,068) -
Receipts from direct financing leases 2,992 2,867
Expenditures for vessels and equipment (1,010) (16,821)
Repayments from joint venture 830 -
Other 539 -
Net investing cash flow (166,716) (13,954)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 21,289 (6,547)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 93,627 81,055
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period 114,916 74,508
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX A - SPECIFIC ITEMS AFFECTING NET INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Set forth below is a reconciliation of the Partnership's unaudited adjusted net income attributable to the partners, a non-GAAP financial measure, to net income attributable to the partners as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Partnership believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership's financial performance. The items below are also typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership's financial results. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net income (loss) - GAAP basis 39,260 (3,689) 65,939 26,048
Less:
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (1,572) 561 (3,520) (4,196)
Net income (loss) attributable to the partners 37,688 (3,128) 62,419 21,852
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net income:
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss(1) (13,879) 8,859 (4,211) 29,892
Unrealized losses (gains) from derivative instruments(2) 8,855 17,230 15,647 (3,776)
Unrealized losses from derivative instruments and other items from equity accounted investees(3) 8,800 3,154 3,989 600
Other items(4) - - - 949
Non-controlling interests' share of items above (935) (2,554) (1,712) (70)
Total adjustments 2,841 26,689 13,713 27,595
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners 40,529 23,561 76,132 49,447
  1. Foreign exchange losses primarily relate to the Partnership's revaluation of all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period and unrealized gain (loss) on the cross-currency swap economically hedging the NOK bond and exclude the realized gains relating to the cross currency swap for outstanding Norwegian bonds of the Partnership.
  2. Reflects the unrealized gain or loss due to changes in the mark-to-market value of interest rate derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes.
  3. Reflects the unrealized gain or loss due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes within the Partnership's equity-accounted investments and $0.6 million and $0.8 million of start-up related costs during the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, relating to the acquisition of the six MALT LNG Carriers.
  4. Amount for the six months ended June 30, 2011 relates to a one-time management fee associated with the portion of stock-based compensation grants to Teekay's former President and Chief Executive Officer that had not yet vested prior to the date of his retirement on March 31, 2011.
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX B - RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)

Distributable cash flow represents net income (loss) adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital expenditures, unrealized gains and losses from derivatives, deferred income taxes and foreign exchange related items. Maintenance capital expenditures represent those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership's capital assets. Distributable cash flow is a quantitative standard used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Distributable cash flow is not required by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by GAAP. The table below reconciles distributable cash flow to net income (loss).

Three Months
Ended
Three Months
Ended
June 30,
2012
June 30,
2011
(unaudited) (unaudited)
Net income (loss): 39,260 (3,689)
Add:
Depreciation and amortization 24,673 22,171
Partnership's share of equity accounted joint ventures' DCF before estimated maintenance capital expenditures 27,389 9,453
Unrealized loss on derivatives and other non-cash items 8,955 18,825
Less:
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures (14,190) (11,193)
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss (13,879) 8,859
Equity income (11,086) (3,447)
Non-cash tax (recovery) expense (198) 119
Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest 60,924 41,098
Non-controlling interests' share of DCF before estimated maintenance capital expenditures (4,170) (3,541)
Distributable Cash Flow 56,754 37,557
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX C - SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas
Segment
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
Total
Net voyage revenues(1) 67,572 28,540 96,112
Vessel operating expenses 10,717 9,387 20,104
Depreciation and amortization 17,309 7,364 24,673
General and administrative 4,099 2,407 6,506
Income from vessel operations 35,447 9,382 44,829
Three Months Ended June 30, 2011
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas
Segment
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
Total
Net voyage revenues(1) 65,824 25,738 91,562
Vessel operating expenses 13,145 10,243 23,388
Depreciation and amortization 15,081 7,090 22,171
General and administrative 3,941 2,594 6,535
Income from vessel operations 33,657 5,811 39,468
  1. Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses, which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, canal tolls and brokerage commissions. Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies. Please see the Partnership's website at www.teekaylng.com for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the Partnership's future growth opportunities; the Partnership's financial position, including available liquidity; the Partnership's new time-charter contract for the Magellan Spirit commencing in September 2013; and the Partnership's ability to secure additional accretive growth opportunities. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: availability of LNG shipping, floating storage, regasification and other growth opportunities; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; development of LNG and LPG projects; changes in trading patterns significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts of existing vessels in the Teekay LNG fleet and inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts; the Partnership's ability to raise financing to purchase additional vessels or to pursue other projects; changes to the amount or proportion of revenues, expenses, or debt service costs denominated in foreign currencies; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners' filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contact Information

  • Teekay LNG Partners L.P. - Investor Relations Enquiries
    Kent Alekson
    +1 (604) 609-6442
    www.teekaylng.com