On November 13, 2017, Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP ("TEP") issued a press release announcing binding open seasons by Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC soliciting additional commitments on its Platteville Extension and soliciting commitments for service originating at a new origin point located in Rooks County, Kansas. A copy of the press release is furnished with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP, a Delaware limited partnership ("TEGP"), is the managing member of and therefore controls Tallgrass Equity, LLC ("Tallgrass Equity"). Tallgrass Equity, in turn, controls TEP through the direct ownership of 50% of Tallgrass MLP GP, LLC ("TEP GP"), TEP’s general partner. As a result, under generally accepted accounting principles, TEGP consolidates Tallgrass Equity, TEP GP, TEP, and TEP’s subsidiaries. TEGP has no operations outside of its indirect ownership interests in TEP.

The information in this Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, including the accompanying Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of the general incorporation language of such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Tallgrass Energy GP, LP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 exhibit99120171113.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Tallgrass Energy Announces Pony Express Open SeasonsLEAWOOD,…
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About Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE:TEGP)

Tallgrass Energy GP, LP is a limited partnership company. The Company, through Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP), provides crude oil transportation to customers in Wyoming, Colorado, and the surrounding regions through Pony Express. Its business segments include Crude Oil Transportation & Logistics Segment, which is engaged in the ownership and operation of a crude oil pipeline system; Natural Gas Transportation & Logistics Segment, which is engaged in ownership and operation of FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines and integrated natural gas storage facilities, and Processing & Logistics Segment, which is engaged in the ownership and operation of natural gas processing, treating and fractionation facilities, the provision of water business services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and the transportation of natural gas liquids (NGL). The Company, through TEP, owns and operates natural gas processing plants in Casper and Douglas.

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