EX-99.1 2 q12021interimreport.htm EX-99.1 Q1 2021 MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Document

Basis of Presentation
The following Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") of the financial and operating results of Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") is dated May 6, 2021, and is supplementary to, and should be read in conjunction with, Pembina's unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 ("Interim Financial Statements") as well as Pembina's audited consolidated annual financial statements ("Consolidated Financial Statements") and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2020. All financial information has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and is expressed in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted. A description of Pembina's operating segments and additional information about Pembina is filed with Canadian and U.S. securities commissions, including quarterly and annual reports, annual information forms (filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Form 40-F) and management information circulars, which can be found online at www.sedar.com, www.sec.gov and through Pembina's website at www.pembina.com. Information contained in or otherwise accessible through Pembina's website does not form part of this MD&A and is not incorporated into this document by reference.
Abbreviations
For a list of abbreviations that may be used in this MD&A, refer to the "Abbreviations" section of this MD&A.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Pembina has identified certain operating and financial performance measures that management believes provide meaningful information in assessing Pembina's underlying performance. Readers are cautioned that such financial measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section of this MD&A for a list and description, including reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures, of such non-GAAP measures.
Risk Factors and Forward-Looking Information
Management has identified the primary risk factors that could have a material impact on the financial results and operations of Pembina. Such risk factors are presented in Pembina's MD&A and Annual Information Form ("AIF") for the year ended December 31, 2020 and have been updated in the "Risk Factors" section of this MD&A, as necessary. The Company's financial and operational performance is potentially affected by a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the factors described within the "Forward-Looking Statements & Information" section of this MD&A. This MD&A contains forward-looking statements based on Pembina's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. This information is provided to assist readers in understanding the Company's future plans and expectations and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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1. ABOUT PEMBINA
Pembina is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for more than 65 years. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. The Company also owns gas gathering and processing facilities; an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business; and is growing an export terminals business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector. Pembina is committed to identifying additional opportunities to connect hydrocarbon production to new demand locations through the development of infrastructure that would extend Pembina's service offering even further along the hydrocarbon value chain. These new developments will contribute to ensuring that hydrocarbons produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the other basins where Pembina operates can reach the highest value markets throughout the world.
Purpose of Pembina:
To be the leader in delivering integrated infrastructure solutions connecting global markets;
Customers choose us first for reliable and value-added services;
Investors receive sustainable industry-leading total returns;
Employees say we are the 'employer of choice' and value our safe, respectful, collaborative and fair work culture; and
Communities welcome us and recognize the net positive impact of our social and environmental commitment.
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2. FINANCIAL & OPERATING OVERVIEW
Consolidated Financial Overview for the Three Months Ended March 31
Results of Operations
($ millions, except where noted)2021
2020(3)
Change% Change
Infrastructure and other services revenue745 748 (3)— 
Product sales revenue1,300 923 377 41 
Total revenue2,045 1,671 374 22 
Net revenue(1)
999 865 134 15 
Gross profit
630 733 (103)(14)
Earnings
320 319 — 
Earnings per common share – basic and diluted (dollars)
0.51 0.51 — — 
Cash flow from operating activities456 410 46 11 
Cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)(1)
0.83 0.75 0.08 11 
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities(1)
582 576 
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)(1)
1.06 1.05 0.01 
Capital investments127 483 (356)(74)
Adjusted EBITDA(1)
835 830 
Total volume (mboe/d)(2)
3,482 3,508 (26)(1)
Change in Earnings ($ millions)(3)(4)
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Results Overview
Results in the first quarter of 2021 were positively impacted by higher gross profit in Facilities, largely due to new assets placed into service and higher supply volumes at the Redwater Complex. In Marketing & New Ventures, higher margins on NGL and crude sales, combined with higher marketed NGL volumes, were offset by realized and unrealized losses on commodity-related derivative financial instruments as compared to significant gains in the first quarter of 2020. In Pipelines, higher cost recoveries were offset by lower interruptible volumes on certain systems and lower share of profit from Ruby. Net finance costs decreased during the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020 due to lower foreign exchange losses, as a result of hedge accounting adopted in the second quarter of 2020 and an increase in the value of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar. Current tax expense decreased as a result of lower taxable income, combined with the reduction of the Alberta corporate tax rate from 10 to 8 percent effective July 2020.
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Changes in Results for the Three Months Ended March 31
Infrastructure and other services revenue
Consistent with the prior period. Additional revenue from assets placed into service in Facilities, combined with higher supply volumes at the Redwater Complex and higher cost recoveries in Pipelines, were largely offset by lower interruptible volumes in Pipelines.
Product sales revenue$377 million increase ($134 million increase net of cost of goods sold), largely due to higher market prices for propane and crude oil, combined with higher marketed NGL volumes as Pembina monetized a portion of previously built up storage positions.
Cost of goods sold$240 million increase, largely due to higher propane and crude oil prices, combined with higher marketed NGL volumes as Pembina monetized a portion of previously built up storage positions.
Operating expensesConsistent with the prior period.
Depreciation and amortization included in operations
Consistent with the prior period.
Share of profit from equity accounted investees$13 million decrease, largely due to a lower contribution from Ruby, partially offset by an increased share of profit from Alliance due to higher short-term contracted volumes on the Alliance Pipeline.
Realized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivatives$105 million negative variance, due to higher NGL and crude market prices during the first quarter of 2021, which also drove higher margins on NGL and crude sales, resulting in a realized loss on NGL- and crude-based derivative financial instruments for the period, compared to realized gains recognized during the first quarter of 2020. Pembina utilizes derivative instruments to stabilize the results of the Marketing business.
Unrealized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivatives$114 million negative variance, primarily due to the recovery in the forward price of NGL and crude oil during the first quarter of 2021, partially offset by contracts maturing in the period, compared to significant unrealized gains recognized during the first quarter of 2020 when commodity prices were decreasing.
General & administrative and other expenses$13 million increase, comprised of a $26 million increase in general & administrative expense, partially offset by a $13 million decrease to other expense. The increased general & administrative expense was largely due to higher long-term incentives driven by Pembina's increasing share price in the first quarter of 2021 compared to a decreasing share price in the first quarter of 2020, partially offset by a $7 million reduction in salaries and wages, while the decrease in other expense was due to a reduction in acquisition related costs.
Net finance costs
$104 million decrease, primarily driven by lower foreign exchange losses as a result of hedge accounting adopted in the second quarter of 2020, combined with lower unrealized losses on un-hedged U.S. dollar instruments and non-commodity related derivative financial instruments, as the value of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar increased during the first quarter of 2021.
Current tax expense
$18 million decrease, primarily due to lower taxable income in the first quarter of 2021, combined with the reduction of the Alberta corporate tax rate from 10 to 8 percent effective July 2020.
Deferred tax expense
Consistent with the prior period.
Earnings
Consistent with the prior period.
Cash flow from operating activities
$46 million increase, primarily driven by a $59 million decrease in taxes paid due to lower taxable income related to 2020, combined with the increase in operating results after adjusting for non-cash items, partially offset by the $38 million change in non-cash working capital.
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities(1)
Consistent with the prior period, as the same factors impacting cash flow from operating activities, discussed above, net of the decrease in taxes paid and change in non-cash working capital, largely offset an increase in accrued share based payment expense, driven by Pembina's increasing share price in the first quarter of 2021 compared to a decreasing share price in the first quarter of 2020.
Adjusted EBITDA(1)
Consistent with the prior period. Higher margins on NGL and crude oil sales, combined with new assets placed into service in Facilities, were largely offset by lower interruptible volumes in Pipelines and an increase in realized loss on commodity-related derivatives. Included in adjusted EBITDA is $184 million (2020: $179 million) related to equity accounted investees.
Total volume (mboe/d)(2)
26 mboe/d decrease, largely due to lower interruptible volumes in Pipelines due to reduced upstream activity in 2020, partially offset by higher supply volumes at the Redwater Complex, higher seasonal volumes on the Alliance Pipeline and higher interruptible volumes on the Ruby Pipeline. Revenue volumes include 336 mboe/d (2020: 301 mboe/d) related to equity accounted investees.
Increase;Decrease; orNo impact;to earnings, adjusted EBITDA, cash flow from operations, adjusted cash flow from operating activities or total volumes.
(1)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(2)    Total revenue volumes. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition. Marketed NGL volumes are excluded from volumes to avoid double counting. Refer to the "Marketing & New Ventures" section for further information.
(3)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
(4)    Marketing & New Ventures results ex. hedging activities includes gross profit for Marketing & New Ventures less realized and unrealized losses on commodity related derivative financial instruments.
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3. SEGMENT RESULTS
Business Overview
The Pipelines Division provides customers with pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and rail services in key market hubs in Canada and the United States for crude oil, condensate, natural gas liquids and natural gas. The division includes pipeline transportation capacity of approximately 3.1 mmboe/d(1) and above ground storage capacity of approximately 11 mmbbls(1) within its conventional, oil sands and heavy oil, and transmission assets. The conventional assets include strategically located pipelines and terminalling hubs that gather and transport light and medium crude oils, condensate and natural gas liquids from western Alberta and northeast British Columbia to the Edmonton, Alberta area for further processing or transportation on downstream pipelines. The oil sands and heavy oil assets transport heavy and synthetic crude oil produced within Alberta to the Edmonton area and offer associated storage, terminalling and rail services. The transmission assets transport natural gas, ethane and condensate throughout Canada and the United States on long haul pipelines linking various key market hubs. In addition, the Pipelines Division assets provide linkages between Pembina's upstream and downstream assets across North America, enabling integrated customer service offerings. Together, these assets supply product from hydrocarbon producing regions to refineries, fractionators and market hubs in Alberta, British Columbia, Illinois and California, as well as other regions throughout North America.
The Facilities Division includes infrastructure that provides Pembina's customers with natural gas, condensate and NGL services. Pembina's natural gas gathering and processing assets are strategically positioned in active, liquids-rich areas of the WCSB and Williston Basin and are integrated with the Company's other businesses. Pembina provides sweet and sour gas gathering, compression, condensate stabilization, and both shallow cut and deep cut gas processing services with a total capacity of approximately 6.1 bcf/d(2) for its customers. Condensate and NGL extracted at virtually all Canadian-based facilities have access to transportation on Pembina's pipelines. In addition, all NGL transported along the Alliance Pipeline are extracted through the Pembina-operated Channahon Facility at the terminus. The Facilities Division includes approximately 354 mbpd(2) of NGL fractionation capacity, 21 mmbbls(1) of cavern storage capacity, associated pipeline and rail terminalling facilities, and a liquefied propane export facility on Canada's West Coast. These facilities are fully integrated with the Company's other divisions, providing customers with the ability to access a comprehensive suite of services to enhance the value of their hydrocarbons. In addition, Pembina owns a bulk marine export terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Marketing & New Ventures Division strives to maximize the value of hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas originating in the basins where the Company operates. Pembina seeks to further enhance existing markets and create new markets, to support both the Company's and its customers' overall business interests. In particular, Pembina seeks to identify opportunities to connect hydrocarbon production to new demand locations through the development of infrastructure. Pembina strives to increase producer netbacks and product demand to improve the overall competitiveness of the basins where the Company operates. Within the Marketing & New Ventures Division, Pembina undertakes value-added commodity marketing activities including buying and selling products (natural gas, ethane, propane, butane, condensate and crude oil), commodity arbitrage, and optimizing storage opportunities. The marketing business enters into contracts for capacity on both Pembina's and third-party infrastructure, handles proprietary and customer volumes and aggregates production for onward sale.
(1)Net capacity; excludes projects under development.
(2)Net capacity. Includes Aux Sable capacity. The financial and operational results for Aux Sable are included in the Marketing & New Ventures Division; excludes projects under development.
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Financial and Operational Overview by Division
3 Months Ended March 31
20212020
($ millions, except where noted)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit(4)
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Pipelines
2,587 359 529 2,629 399 550 
Facilities
895 197 269 879 176 256 
Marketing & New Ventures(3)
 73 90 — 157 55 
Corporate
 1 (53)— (31)
Total3,482 630 835 3,508 733 830 
(1)    Volumes for Pipelines and Facilities are revenue volumes, which are physical volumes plus volumes recognized from take-or-pay commitments. Volumes are stated in mboe/d, with natural gas volumes converted to mboe/d from MMcf/d at a 6:1 ratio.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Marketed NGL volumes are excluded from volumes to avoid double counting. Refer to the "Marketing & New Ventures" section for further information.
(4)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
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Pipelines
Financial Overview for the Three Months Ended March 31
Results of Operations
($ millions, except where noted)2021
2020(4)
Change% Change
Conventional revenue(1)
329 325 
Transmission revenue(1)
108 118 (10)(8)
Oil Sands revenue(1)
116 120 (4)(3)
Pipelines revenue(1)
553 563 (10)(2)
Operating expenses(1)
137 126 11 
Share of profit from equity accounted investees47 59 (12)(20)
Depreciation and amortization included in operations104 97 
Gross profit359 399 (40)(10)
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
529 550 (21)(4)
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
2,587 2,629 (42)(2)
Distributions from equity accounted investees68 88 (20)(23)
Change in Results
Conventional revenue(1)
Consistent with the prior period. Increased revenue due to higher recoverable costs, largely offset by lower interruptible volumes on the Drayton Valley Pipeline and the Peace Pipeline system, due to reduced upstream activities in 2020.
Transmission revenue(1)
Decrease largely due to lower interruptible volumes on the Vantage Pipeline as market conditions exist for end users to source their supply from the Redwater Complex, combined with lower foreign exchange rates.
Oil Sands revenue(1)
Consistent with the prior period.
Operating expenses(1)
Increase largely due to higher recoverable power costs as a result of the higher power pool price during the first quarter of 2021, combined with increased integrity spending.
Share of profit from equity accounted investeesDecrease largely due to lower contribution from Ruby, partially offset by an increased share of profit from Alliance due to higher short-term contracted volumes on the Alliance Pipeline.
Depreciation and amortization included in operationsConsistent with the prior period.
Distributions from equity accounted investees
$55 million (2020: $56 million) from Alliance and $13 million (2020: $32 million) from Ruby. The decrease in distributions from Ruby was due to lower cash flow available for distribution as a result of scheduled interest and amortization payments on Ruby debt instruments.
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
Decrease largely driven by lower interruptible volumes, discussed above, partially offset by higher seasonal volumes on the Alliance Pipeline and higher interruptible volumes on the Ruby Pipeline in the first quarter of 2021. Revenue volumes include 149 mboe/d (2020: 129 mboe/d) related to Alliance and 105 mboe/d (2020: 87 mboe/d) related to Ruby.
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Decrease due to lower interruptible volumes and lower foreign exchange rates, discussed above, combined with increased operating expenses due to higher power costs and integrity spending, partially offset by higher cost recoveries. Included in adjusted EBITDA is $75 million (2020: $71 million) related to Alliance and $47 million (2020: $49 million) related to Ruby.
Change in Adjusted EBITDA ($ millions)(2)
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(1)    Includes inter-segment transactions. See Note 10 of the Interim Financial Statements.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Revenue volumes. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(4)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
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Financial and Operational Overview
3 Months Ended March 31
20212020
($ millions, except where noted)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit(3)
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Pipelines
Conventional862 211 252 902 216 258 
Transmission674 99 203 668 125 215 
Oil Sands1,051 49 74 1,059 58 77 
Total2,587 359 529 2,629 399 550 
(1)    Revenue volumes in mboe/d. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(2)     Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
Projects & New Developments(1)
Pipelines continues to focus on the execution of various system expansions. The projects in the following table were recently placed into service.
Significant ProjectsIn-service Date
Phase VI ExpansionJune 2020
Wapiti Condensate LateralMarch 2020
NEBC Montney InfrastructureFebruary 2020
The following outlines the projects and new developments within Pipelines:
Phase VII Expansion
Capital Budget: $775 million
In-service Date: First half of 2023
Status: On time, trending on budget
This expansion includes a new 20-inch, approximately 220 km pipeline and two new pump stations or terminal upgrades. Phase VII will add approximately 160 mbpd of incremental capacity upstream of Fox Creek, accessing capacity available on the mainlines downstream of Fox Creek. Right-of-way clearing and procurement activities are in progress and construction is expected to commence in mid-June.
The Phase VIII and Phase IX expansion projects remain deferred, however the initial contracts supporting the projects are still in place and there remain strong indications of interest for incremental capacity. Value engineering work is ongoing and Pembina expects to make a decision in the second half of 2021 whether to re-activate these projects.
Phase VIII Expansion Status: Deferred
This expansion will include 10-inch and 16-inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor as well as six new pump stations or terminal upgrades located between Gordondale and Fox Creek.
Phase IX ExpansionStatus: Deferred
This expansion will include 6-inch and 16-inch pipelines debottlenecking the corridor north of Gordondale as well as upgrades at one pump station. In addition, this expansion will see existing pipelines, which are currently batching, converted to single product lines.
(1)    For further details on Pembina's significant assets, including definitions for capitalized terms used herein that are not otherwise defined, refer to Pembina's AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed at www.sedar.com (filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov under Form 40-F) and on Pembina's website at www.pembina.com.
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Facilities
Financial Overview for the Three Months Ended March 31
Results of Operations
($ millions, except where noted)2021
2020(4)
Change% Change
Gas Services net revenue(1)(2)
164 143 21 15 
NGL Services net revenue(1)(2)
171 159 12 
Facilities net revenue(1)(2)
335 302 33 11 
Operating expenses(1)
111 96 15 16 
Share of profit from equity accounted investees
18 16 13 
Unrealized gain on commodity-related derivative financial instruments(1)(5)(80)
Depreciation and amortization included in operations
46 51 (5)(10)
Gross profit197 176 21 12 
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
269 256 13 
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
895 879 16 
Distributions from equity accounted investees29 24 21 
Changes in Results
Gas Services net revenue(1)(2)
Increase largely due to Empress infrastructure and Duvernay III being placed into service in the fourth quarter of 2020 and a full quarter contribution from the Duvernay Sour Treatment Facilities, which went into service late in the first quarter of 2020, combined with increased operating expense recoveries as a result of higher power costs.
NGL Services net revenue(1)(2)
Increase primarily due to higher supply volumes and higher operating expense recoveries at the Redwater Complex.
Operating expenses(1)
Increase largely due to operating expenses associated with the additional assets placed into service, discussed above, combined with higher power pool prices during the first quarter of 2021.
Share of profit from equity accounted investees
Consistent with the prior period.
Depreciation and amortization included in operations
Consistent with the prior period.
Distributions from equity accounted investeesConsistent with the prior period. $28 million (2020: $23 million) from Veresen Midstream and $1 million (2020: $1 million) from Fort Corp.
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
Increase due to higher supply volumes at the Redwater Complex and revenue volumes associated with Duvernay III being placed into service in the fourth quarter of 2020. Revenue volumes include 82 mboe/d (2020: 85 mboe/d) related to Veresen Midstream.
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Increase primarily due to the contribution from Empress infrastructure and Duvernay III being placed into service during the fourth quarter of 2020, combined with higher revenue at the Redwater Complex, discussed above, partially offset by higher operating expenses due to higher power costs. Included in adjusted EBITDA is $46 million (2020: $46 million) related to Veresen Midstream.
Change in Adjusted EBITDA ($ millions)(2)
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(1)    Includes inter-segment transactions. See Note 10 of the Interim Financial Statements.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Revenue volumes. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(4)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
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Financial and Operational Overview
3 Months Ended March 31
20212020
($ millions, except where noted)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit(3)
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Facilities
Gas Services677 99 153 678 91 142 
NGL Services218 98 116 201 85 114 
Total895 197 269 879 176 256 
(1)    Revenue volumes in mboe/d, with natural gas volumes converted to mboe/d from MMcf/d at a 6:1 ratio. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
Projects & New Developments(1)
Facilities continues to build-out its natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation assets to service customer demand. The projects in the following table were recently placed into service.
Significant ProjectsIn-service Date
Prince Rupert TerminalMarch 2021
Duvernay IIINovember 2020
Empress InfrastructureOctober 2020
Duvernay Sour Treatment FacilitiesMarch 2020
Veresen Midstream(2)
Hythe DevelopmentsMarch 2021
During the quarter, Pembina and its 45 percent owned joint venture, Veresen Midstream, safely completed the start-up of the Hythe Developments. The project includes an expansion of 125 MMcf/d (56 MMcf/d net to Pembina) of sour gas processing at Veresen Midstream's existing Hythe Gas Plant, approximately 60 km of 12-inch sour gas pipeline, a compressor station and various Pembina-owned laterals.
At the end of the first quarter, Pembina completed and placed into service the Prince Rupert Terminal, a propane export terminal located on Watson Island, British Columbia with permitted capacity of 25 mbpd.
The following outlines the projects and new developments within Facilities:
Empress Co-generation Facility
Capital Budget: $120 million
In-service Date: Fourth quarter of 2022
Status: Ahead of schedule, on budget
The Empress Co-generation Facility will use natural gas to generate up to 45 megawatts of electrical power, thereby reducing overall operating costs by providing power and heat to the existing Empress NGL Extraction Facility. All the power will be consumed on site, thereby supplying approximately 90 percent of the site's power requirements. Further, this project will contribute to annual greenhouse gas emission reductions at the Empress NGL Extraction Facility through the utilization of the co-generation waste heat and the low-emission power generated. This project has received all regulatory permits to commence construction activities at the site and construction is scheduled to commence in May 2021.
The Prince Rupert Terminal Expansion remains deferred. Engineering of the expansion is well advanced and Pembina expects to make a final investment decision in the second half of 2021.
Prince Rupert Terminal ExpansionStatus: Deferred
The Prince Rupert Terminal Expansion will increase the export capacity of the terminal.
(1)    For further details on Pembina's significant assets, including definitions for capitalized terms used herein that are not otherwise defined, refer to Pembina's AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed at www.sedar.com (filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov under Form 40-F) and on Pembina's website at www.pembina.com.
(2)    Investment in equity accounted investee, which Pembina has a 45 percent interest in as of March 31, 2021. Results from Veresen Midstream impact share of profit from equity accounted investees and proportionally consolidated metrics. See Note 5 to the Interim Financial Statements.

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Marketing & New Ventures
Financial Overview for the Three Months Ended March 31
Results of Operations
($ millions, except where noted)20212020Change% Change
Marketing revenue(1)
1,300 923 377 41 
Cost of goods sold(1)
1,126 883 243 28 
Net revenue(1)(2)
174 40 134 335 
Share of profit from equity accounted investees6 (3)(33)
Realized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivative financial instruments88 (17)(105)618 
Unrealized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivative financial instruments6 (104)(110)106 
Depreciation and amortization included in operations13 13 — — 
Gross profit73 157 (84)(54)
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
90 55 35 64 
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
221 195 26 13 
Distributions from equity accounted investees18 11 64 
Change in Results
Net revenue(1)(2)
Increase largely due to higher market prices for propane and crude oil, resulting in higher margins, combined with higher marketed NGL volumes, discussed below.
Share of profit from equity accounted investees Consistent with the prior period.
Realized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivativesRealized loss due to higher NGL and crude market prices during the first quarter of 2021, which also drove higher margins on NGL and crude sales, resulting in a realized loss on NGL- and crude-based derivative instruments for the period, compared to realized gains recognized during the first quarter of 2020. Pembina utilizes derivative instruments to stabilize the results of the Marketing business.
Unrealized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivativesUnrealized loss on commodity-related derivatives primarily due to the recovery in the forward prices for NGL and crude oil during the first quarter of 2021, partially offset by contracts maturing in the period, compared to significant unrealized gains recognized during the first quarter of 2020 when commodity prices were decreasing.
Depreciation and amortization included in operationsConsistent with the prior period.
Distributions from equity accounted investeesConsistent with the prior period. Includes $18 million (2020: $11 million) from Aux Sable.
Volumes (mboe/d)(3)
Marketed NGL volumes increased as Pembina continued to monetize storage positions that were built up during the second and third quarters of 2020, when commodity prices were lower, combined with increased supply volumes at the Redwater Complex. Revenue volumes includes 37 mboe/d (2020: 42 mboe/d) related to Aux Sable.
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Increase largely due to higher margins on NGL and crude oil sales as a result of the higher propane and crude oil prices during the first quarter of 2021, combined with higher marketed NGL volumes, partially offset by the realized loss on commodity-related derivatives. Included in adjusted EBITDA is $12 million (2020: $9 million) related to Aux Sable.

Change in Adjusted EBITDA ($ millions)(2)
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(1)    Includes inter-segment transactions. See Note 10 of the Interim Financial Statements.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    Marketed NGL volumes. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
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Financial and Operational Overview
3 Months Ended March 31
20212020
($ millions, except where noted)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Volumes(1)
Gross Profit
Adjusted EBITDA(2)
Marketing & New Ventures
Marketing221 73 93 195 152 61 
New Ventures(3)
  (3)— (6)
Total221 73 90 195 157 55 
(1)    Marketed NGL volumes in mboe/d. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(2)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(3)    All New Ventures projects have not yet commenced operations and therefore have no volumes.
Projects & New Developments(1)
The following outlines the projects and new developments within Marketing & New Ventures:
Pembina's New Ventures division continues to advance business opportunities in petrochemicals, liquified natural gas and low-carbon energy. New Ventures is focused on developing opportunities that integrate into Pembina's core businesses, while progressing projects that will extend Pembina's value-chain and benefit stakeholders. For example, Pembina has entered into a long-term, 100 megawatt ("MW") power purchase agreement ("PPA") with a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation, that supports the development of the 130 MW Garden Plain Wind Project ("Garden Plain") in Alberta. The PPA provides significant benefits to Pembina, including securing cost-competitive renewable energy, fixing the price for a portion of the power Pembina consumes and generating on average approximately 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emission ("CO2e") offsets annually, or an estimated total of 1.8 million tonnes of CO2e emission offsets.
(1)    For further details on Pembina's significant assets, including definitions for capitalized terms used herein that are not otherwise defined, refer to Pembina's AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed at www.sedar.com (filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov under Form 40-F) and on Pembina's website at www.pembina.com.
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4. LIQUIDITY & CAPITAL RESOURCES
Available Sources of Liquidity
($ millions)March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Working capital(1)
(499)(792)
Variable rate debt(2)(3)
Bank debt1,427 1,534 
Variable rate debt swapped to fixed(314)(318)
Total variable rate debt outstanding (weighted average interest rate of 1.4% (2020: 1.6%)1,113 1,216 
Fixed rate debt(2)
Senior unsecured medium-term notes9,050 9,300 
Subordinated hybrid notes600 — 
Variable rate debt swapped to fixed314 318 
Total fixed rate debt outstanding (weighted average interest rate of 4.0% (2020: 3.9%)9,964 9,618 
Total debt outstanding11,077 10,834 
Cash and unutilized debt facilities1,952 2,685 
(1)    As at March 31, 2021, working capital included $400 million (December 31, 2020: $600 million) associated with the current portion of long-term debt.
(2)    Face value.
(3)    Includes U.S. $250 million variable rate debt outstanding at March 31, 2021 (December 31, 2020: $250 million).
Pembina currently anticipates its cash flow from operating activities, the majority of which is derived from fee-based contracts, will be more than sufficient to meet its operating obligations, to fund its dividend and to fund its capital investments in the short-term and long-term. Pembina expects to source funds required for debt maturities from cash, its credit facilities and by accessing the capital markets, as required. Based on its successful access to financing in the capital markets over the past several years, Pembina expects to continue to have access to additional funds as required. Refer to "Risk Factors – General Risk Factors – Additional Financing and Capital Resources" in Pembina's MD&A and Note 27 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for more information. Management continues to monitor the situation and remains satisfied that the leverage employed in Pembina's capital structure is sufficient and appropriate given the characteristics and operations of the underlying asset base.
Management may adjust Pembina's capital structure as a result of changes in economic conditions or the risk characteristics of the underlying assets. To maintain or modify Pembina's capital structure in the future, Pembina may renegotiate debt terms, repay existing debt, seek new borrowings, issue additional equity or hybrid securities and/or repurchase shares.
As at March 31, 2021, Pembina's credit facilities consisted of: an unsecured $2.5 billion (December 31, 2020: $2.5 billion) revolving credit facility, which includes a $750 million (December 31, 2020: $750 million) accordion feature and matures in May 2024; an unsecured $500 million (December 31, 2020: $500 million) non-revolving term loan, which matures in August 2022; an unsecured U.S. $250 million (December 31, 2020: U.S. $250 million) non-revolving term loan, which matures in May 2025; and an operating facility of $20 million (December 31, 2020: $20 million), which matures in May 2021 and is typically renewed on an annual basis (collectively, the "Credit Facilities"). There are no repayments due over the term of the Credit Facilities. On March 25, 2021, Pembina cancelled its $800 million revolving credit facility. No balance was outstanding on the cancellation date. As at March 31, 2021, Pembina had $2.0 billion (December 31, 2020: $2.7 billion) of cash and unutilized debt facilities. Subsequent to quarter end, Pembina extended its revolving and operating credit facilities to June 2026 and May 2022, respectively. As at March 31, 2021, Pembina had long-term debt and subordinated hybrid notes (excluding deferred financing costs) of $11.1 billion (December 31, 2020: $10.8 billion). Pembina is required to meet certain specific and customary affirmative and negative financial covenants under its medium-term notes and the Credit Facilities, including a requirement to maintain certain financial ratios. See "Liquidity & Capital Resources – Covenants" below for more information. Pembina is also subject to customary restrictions on its operations and activities under its medium-term notes and Credit Facilities, including restrictions on the granting of security, incurring indebtedness and the sale of its assets.
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Financing Activity
On January 25, 2021, Pembina closed a $600 million offering of Fixed-to-Fixed Rate Subordinated Hybrid Notes (the "Series 1 Subordinated Notes"). The Series 1 Subordinated Notes have a fixed 4.80 percent interest rate, payable semi-annually, which resets on January 25, 2031, and on every fifth anniversary thereafter, based on the five-year Government of Canada Yield plus: 4.17 percent for the period from, and including, January 25, 2031 to, but excluding January 25, 2051; and 4.92 percent for the period from, and including, January 25, 2051 to, but excluding January 25, 2081. Pembina used the net proceeds of the offering of the Series 1 Subordinated Notes to fund the redemption of its outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Minimum Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 11, its outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Minimum Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 13, to repay outstanding debt, as well as for general corporate purposes.
Covenants
Pembina's financial covenants under the note indenture governing its medium-term notes and the agreements governing the Credit Facilities include the following:
Debt Instrument
Financial Covenant(1)
Ratio
Ratio as at March 31, 2021
Senior unsecured medium-term notesFunded Debt to CapitalizationMaximum 0.700.41 
Credit Facilities
Debt to Capital
Maximum 0.65
0.42 
EBITDA to Senior Interest Coverage
Minimum 2.5:1.0
7.5 
(1)    Terms as defined in relevant agreements.
Pembina was in compliance with all covenants under the note indenture governing its medium-term notes and the agreements governing its Credit Facilities as at March 31, 2021 (December 31, 2020: in compliance).
Credit Risk
Pembina continues to actively monitor and reassess the creditworthiness of its counterparties. While the global economic slowdown has begun to ease, the outlook for the global economic recovery remains uncertain and the potential for volatility in demand for crude oil and other commodities as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could increase Pembina's counterparty risk, as uncertainty and the potential for volatility in the demand for crude oil could negatively impact the financial position of Pembina's customers and related parties and their access to credit, capital markets and other sources of liquidity. The majority of Pembina's credit exposure is to investment grade or split-investment grade counterparties. Pembina assesses all counterparties during the on-boarding process and actively monitors credit limits and exposure across the business. Financial assurances to mitigate and reduce risk may include guarantees, letters of credit and cash. Letters of credit totaling $108 million (December 31, 2020: $130 million) were held as at March 31, 2021, primarily in respect of customer trade receivables.

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Credit Ratings
The following information with respect to Pembina's credit ratings is provided as such information relates to Pembina's financing costs and liquidity. Specifically, credit ratings affect Pembina's ability to obtain short-term and long-term financing and the cost of such financing. A reduction in the current ratings on Pembina's debt by its rating agencies, particularly a downgrade below investment-grade ratings, could adversely affect Pembina's cost of financing and its access to sources of liquidity and capital. In addition, changes in credit ratings and the associated costs may affect Pembina's ability to enter into normal course derivative or hedging transactions. Credit ratings are intended to provide investors with an independent measure of credit quality of any issues of securities. The credit ratings assigned by the rating agencies are not recommendations to purchase, hold or sell the securities, nor do the credit ratings comment on the market price or suitability for a particular investor. Any credit rating may not remain in effect for a given period of time or may be revised or withdrawn entirely by a rating agency in the future if, in its judgment, circumstances so warrant.
On April 28, 2021, DBRS Limited ("DBRS") upgraded Pembina's ratings to 'BBB (high)' to Pembina's senior unsecured medium-term notes, 'BBB (low)' to the Series 1 Subordinated Notes and 'Pfd-3 (high)' to each issued series of Pembina's Class A Preferred Shares, other than the Class A Preferred Shares, Series 2021-A (the "Series 2021-A Class A Preferred Shares"), which are deliverable to the holders of the Series 1 Subordinated Notes following the occurrence of certain bankruptcy or insolvency events in respect of Pembina.
The long-term corporate credit rating assigned by S&P Global Ratings ("S&P") on Pembina is 'BBB'. S&P has also assigned a debt rating of 'BBB' to Pembina's senior unsecured medium-term notes, a debt rating of 'BB+' to the Series 1 Subordinated Notes, and a rating of 'P-3 (High)' to each issued series of Pembina's Class A Preferred Shares, other than the Series 2021-A Class A Preferred Shares.
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Contractual Obligations and Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
Contractual Obligations
Pembina had the following contractual obligations outstanding at March 31, 2021:
Contractual Obligations(1)
Payments Due By Period
($ millions)TotalLess than 1 year1 – 3 years3 – 5 yearsAfter 5 years
Leases(2)
1,019 128 204 166 521 
Long-term debt(3)
16,701 874 2,908 2,003 10,916 
Construction commitments(4)
1,160 572 46 54 488 
Other
535 101 136 72 226 
Total contractual obligations
19,415 1,675 3,294 2,295 12,151 
(1)
Pembina enters into product purchase agreements and power purchase agreements to secure supply for future operations. Purchase prices of both NGL and power are dependent on current market prices. Volumes and prices for NGL and power contracts cannot be reasonably determined, and therefore, an amount has not been included in the contractual obligations schedule. Product purchase agreements range from one to 9 years and involve the purchase of NGL products from producers. Assuming product is available, Pembina has secured between 12 and 138 mbpd of NGL each year up to and including 2029. Power purchase agreements range from one to 23 years and involve the purchase of power from electrical service providers. Pembina has secured up to 80 megawatts per day each year up to and including 2044.
(2)
Includes terminals, rail, office space, land and vehicle leases.
(3)
Includes loans and borrowings, subordinated hybrid notes and interest payments on Pembina's senior unsecured notes and subordinated hybrid notes. Excludes deferred financing costs.
(4)
Excluding significant projects that are awaiting regulatory approval, projects which Pembina is not committed to construct, and projects that are executed by equity accounted investees.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As at March 31, 2021, Pembina does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future effect on Pembina's financial condition, results of operations, liquidity or capital investments.
Letters of Credit
Pembina has provided letters of credit to various third parties in the normal course of conducting business. The letters of credit include financial guarantees to counterparties for product purchases and sales, transportation services, utilities, engineering and construction services. The letters of credit have not had and are not expected to have a material impact on Pembina's financial position, earnings, liquidity or capital resources. As at March 31, 2021, Pembina had $114 million (December 31, 2020: $91 million) in letters of credit issued.
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5. SHARE CAPITAL
Common Shares
On February 25, 2021, the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") accepted the Company's notice of intention to commence a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") that allows the company to repurchase, at its discretion, up to approximately 27.5 million common shares through the facilities of the TSX, the New York Stock Exchange and/or alternative Canadian trading systems or as otherwise permitted by applicable securities law, subject to certain restrictions on the number of common shares that may be purchased on a single day. Common shares purchased by the Company will be cancelled. The program commenced March 2, 2021 and will terminate on March 1, 2022 or on such earlier date as the Company completes its purchases pursuant to the notice of intention. No common shares were purchased by Pembina during the first quarter of 2021.
Common Share Dividends
Common share dividends are payable if, as and when declared by Pembina's Board of Directors. The amount and frequency of dividends declared and payable is at the discretion of Pembina's Board of Directors, which considers earnings, cash flow, capital requirements, the financial condition of Pembina and other relevant factors when making its dividend determination.
Preferred Shares
On January 25, 2021 in conjunction with the offering of the Series 1 Subordinated Notes, Pembina issued 600,000 Class A Preferred Shares, Series 2021-A, to Computershare Trust Company of Canada, to be held in trust as treasury shares to satisfy Pembina's obligations under the indenture governing the Series 1 Subordinated Notes.
On March 1, 2021, Pembina redeemed all of the 6.8 million issued and outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Minimum Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 11 (the "Series 11 Class A Preferred Shares") for a redemption price equal to $25.00 per Series 11 Class A Preferred Share, less taxes required to be deducted or withheld by the Company.
Subsequent to the end of the first quarter, on April 6, 2021, Pembina announced its intention to redeem all of the 10 million issued and outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Minimum Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares, Series 13 (the "Series 13 Class A Preferred Shares") on June 1, 2021 for a redemption price equal to $25.00 per Series 13 Class A Preferred Shares, less taxes required to be deducted or withheld by the Company.
Preferred Share Dividends
Other than in respect of the Series 2021-A Class A Preferred Shares, the holders of Pembina's Class A Preferred Shares are entitled to receive fixed cumulative dividends. Dividends on the Series 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13 and 21 Class A Preferred Shares are payable quarterly on the first day of March, June, September and December, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina. Dividends on the Series 15, 17 and 19 Class A Preferred Shares are payable on the last day of March, June, September and December in each year, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina. Dividends on the Series 23 and 25 Class A Preferred Shares are payable on the 15th day of February, May, August and November in each year, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina.
Dividends are not payable on the Series 2021-A Class A Preferred Shares, nor shall any dividends accumulate or accrue, prior to delivery to the holders of the Series 1 Subordinated Notes following the occurrence of certain bankruptcy or insolvency events in respect of Pembina. Thereafter, dividends on the Series 2021-A Class A Preferred Shares are payable on the 25th day of January and July in each year, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors.
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Outstanding Share Data
Issued and outstanding (thousands)(1)
April 30, 2021
Common shares549,979 
Stock options24,035 
Stock options exercisable12,803 
Class A, Series 1 Preferred shares10,000 
Class A, Series 3 Preferred shares6,000 
Class A, Series 5 Preferred shares10,000 
Class A, Series 7 Preferred shares10,000 
Class A, Series 9 Preferred shares9,000 
Class A, Series 13 Preferred shares10,000 
Class A, Series 15 Preferred shares8,000 
Class A, Series 17 Preferred shares6,000 
Class A, Series 19 Preferred shares8,000 
Class A, Series 21 Preferred shares16,000 
Class A, Series 23 Preferred shares12,000 
Class A, Series 25 Preferred shares10,000 
(1)    Pembina issued 600,000 Series 2021-A Class A Preferred shares to the Computershare Trust Company of Canada, to be held in trust to satisfy its obligations under the indenture governing the Series 1 Subordinated Notes, in connection with the issuance of the Series 1 Subordinated Notes.
6. CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
Capital Invested
3 Months Ended March 31
($ millions)20212020
Pipelines83 328 
Facilities40 136 
Marketing & New Ventures2 15 
Corporate and other projects2 
Total capital invested(1)
127 483 
(1)    Includes $13 million (2020: $30 million) related to non-recoverable sustainment activities.
In both 2021 and 2020, Pipeline capital investments continued to be primarily related to Pembina's Peace Pipeline system expansion projects. In 2021, Facilities capital investments were largely related to continued expansion at Empress and the Prince Rupert Terminal. In 2020, Facilities capital investments also included construction on Duvernay III and Marketing & New Ventures had capital investments primarily related to the Jordan Cove LNG project.
Contributions to Equity Accounted Investees
3 Months Ended March 31
($ millions)20212020
Aux Sable1 
Veresen Midstream11 41 
CKPC 152 
Total12 194 
Contributions made to Veresen Midstream during both 2021 and 2020 were largely related to the construction of the Hythe Developments. See the "Projects & New Developments" for Facilities for further details on the Hythe Developments.
There were no contributions made to CKPC during 2021, following the indefinite suspension of the PDH/PP Facility project announced in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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7. SELECTED QUARTERLY INFORMATION
Selected Quarterly Operating Information
(mboe/d)202120202019
Q1Q4Q3Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2
Volumes(1)(2)
Pipelines
Conventional Pipelines
862 993 863 834 902 958 908 895 
Transmission Pipelines674 684 661 668 668 646 594 558 
Oil Sands Pipelines1,051 1,053 1,056 1,053 1,059 1,063 1,068 1,065 
Facilities
Gas Services
677 673 657 658 678 690 672 668 
NGL Services218 211 214 214 201 220 194 198 
Total3,482 3,614 3,451 3,427 3,508 3,577 3,436 3,384 
(1)    Revenue volumes. See the "Abbreviations" section for definition.
(2)    Includes Pembina's proportionate share of volumes from equity accounted investees.
Deferred Take-or-pay Revenue
($ millions)202120202019
Q1Q4Q3Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2
Pipelines
Opening balance
3 42 45 22 17 23 19 
Revenue deferred
42 52 66 53 40 31 27 27 
Revenue recognized
(23)(91)(69)(30)(26)(40)(33)(23)
Ending take-or-pay contract liability balance
22 42 45 22 17 23 
Facilities
Opening balance
 — — — — 
Revenue deferred
1 — — — 
Revenue recognized
 — (3)— — — — (3)
Ending take-or-pay contract liability balance
1 — — — — — 
Quarterly Segmented Adjusted EBITDA ($ millions)(1)
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(1) Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
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Quarterly Financial Information
($ millions, except where noted)
2021
2020(2)
2019(2)
Q1Q4Q3Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2
Revenue2,045 1,694 1,569 1,268 1,671 1,754 1,700 1,808 
Net revenue(1)
999 954 849 776 865 837 751 758 
Operating expenses182 201 178 154 179 177 151 134 
Realized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivative financial instruments88 (7)(36)(17)(8)(5)(1)
Share of profit (loss) from equity accounted investees71 (244)62 66 84 89 90 98 
Gross profit630 247 568 460 733 605 615 631 
Earnings (loss)320 (1,216)323 258 319 150 373 667 
Earnings (loss) per common share – basic and diluted (dollars)
0.51 (2.28)0.52 0.40 0.51 0.22 0.67 1.23 
Cash flow from operating activities456 766 434 642 410 728 535 661 
Cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)(1)
0.83 1.39 0.78 1.17 0.75 1.41 1.05 1.29 
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities(1)
582 603 524 586 576 576 530 550 
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)(1)
1.06 1.10 0.95 1.07 1.05 1.11 1.04 1.08 
Common shares outstanding (millions):
Weighted average – basic550 550 550 550 549 518 512 511 
Weighted average – diluted550 550 550 550 549 519 513 513 
End of period550 550 550 550 550 548 512 511 
Common share dividends declared346 346 346 347 346 314 307 302 
Dividends per common share
0.63 0.63 0.63 0.63 0.63 0.60 0.60 0.59 
Preferred share dividends declared36 38 38 37 38 34 31 30 
Capital investments127 161 174 211 483 429 421 434 
Contributions to equity accounted investees12 — 28 194 120 25 28 
Distributions from equity accounted investees115 109 111 116 123 123 142 140 
Adjusted EBITDA(1)
835 866 796 789 830 787 736 765 
(1)    Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section.
(2)    Comparative 2020 and 2019 periods have been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
During the periods in the table above, Pembina's financial and operating results were impacted by the following factors and trends:
Impairments recognized on Pembina's interests in Ruby, CKPC and the assets associated with Jordan Cove in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the partial impairment of Pembina's interest in Ruby in the fourth quarter of 2019;
The Kinder Acquisition, which was completed on December 16, 2019;
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting decrease in demand for commodities starting in the second quarter of 2020, which led to a significant decline in global energy prices, resulting in a reduction in capital spending budgets by Pembina and its customers in 2020, and the subsequent recovery in demand for commodities and global energy prices during the first quarter of 2021;
Volatility in the AECO-Chicago natural gas price differential and foreign exchange rates impacting operating results;
Increased production in key operating areas and resource plays within the WCSB, including the Deep Basin, Montney and Duvernay formations, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic;
New large-scale growth projects across Pembina's business being placed into service;
Volatility in commodity market prices impacting margins within the marketing business, partially mitigated through Pembina's risk management program;
A decrease in the Alberta corporate tax rate from 12 to 8 percent;
Higher net finance costs impacting earnings associated with debt related to financing acquisitions, growth projects and volatility in foreign exchange rates; and
Increased common and preferred shares outstanding and corresponding dividends due to the Kinder Acquisition.
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8. SELECTED EQUITY ACCOUNTED INVESTEE INFORMATION
Loans and Borrowings of Equity Accounted Investees
Under equity accounting, the assets and liabilities of an investment are net into a single line item in the consolidated statement of financial position, "Investments in Equity Accounted Investees". To assist readers' understanding and to evaluate the capitalization of Pembina's investments, loans and borrowings associated with investments in equity accounted investees are presented below based on Pembina's proportionate ownership in such investments, as at March 31, 2021. In addition, certain of the equity accounted investees have borrowing arrangements with an amortization structure, thereby necessitating periodic repayments of principal. These repayments occur prior to the distribution of residual cash flow to Pembina. The loans and borrowings and amortization schedules are presented below and classified by the division in which the results for the investment are reported. Please refer to the "Abbreviations" section for a summary of Pembina's investments in equity accounted investees and the division in which their results are reported.
($ millions)(1)
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Pipelines911 926 
Facilities1,204 1,200 
Total2,115 2,126 
(1)    Balances reflect Pembina's ownership percentage of the outstanding balance face value.
Amortization Schedule of Loans and Borrowings of Equity Accounted Investees
3 Months EndedRemainder of
($ millions)(1)
March 31, 202120212022 2023 2024 2025+
Pipelines13 103 588 61 67 92 
Facilities 12 36 36 1,120 — 
Total13 115 624 97 1,187 92 
(1)    Balances reflect Pembina's ownership percentage of the outstanding balance face value.
Financing Activities for Equity Accounted Investees
On March 29, 2021, Ruby amended the maturity date of its term loan to April 30, 2021. At March 31, 2021, U.S. $16 million (U.S. $8 million net to Pembina) remained outstanding and was subsequently repaid by Ruby April 19, 2021.
Commitments to Equity Accounted Investees
Pembina has commitments to provide contributions to certain equity accounted investees based on annual budgets approved by the joint venture partners.
Credit Risk for Equity Accounted Investees
At March 31, 2021, Pembina's various equity accounted investees held letters of credit totaling $94 million (December 31, 2020: $105 million) primarily in respect of customer trade receivables.

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9. OTHER
Related Party Transactions
Pembina enters into transactions with related parties in the normal course of business and on terms equivalent to those that prevail in arm's length transactions, unless otherwise noted. Pembina contracts capacity from Alliance and Veresen Midstream, its equity accounted investees, and advances funds to support operations and provides services, on a cost recovery basis, to equity accounted investees.  
On January 6, 2021, Pembina advanced U.S. $8 million to Ruby Pipeline L.L.C., which was subsequently impaired.
For the three months ended March 31, 2021, Pembina had no other transactions with "related parties" (as defined in IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures) except those pertaining to contributions to Pembina's defined benefit pension plan and remuneration of key management personnel and the Board of Directors of Pembina, in the ordinary course of their employment or directorship agreements, respectively.
Risk Management
Pembina's risk management strategies, policies and limits, ensure risks and exposures are aligned to its business strategy and risk tolerance. Pembina's Board of Directors is responsible for providing risk management oversight at Pembina and oversees how management monitors compliance with Pembina's risk management policies and procedures and reviews the adequacy of this risk framework in relation to the risks faced by Pembina.
Pembina's financial risks are consistent with those discussed in note 27 of the Consolidated Financial Statements. Pembina has exposure to counterparty credit risk, liquidity risk and market risk. As at March 31, 2021, the Company has entered into certain financial derivative contracts in order to manage commodity price, foreign exchange and interest rate risk. These instruments are not used for trading or speculative purposes. For more information on Pembina's derivative instruments, refer to Note 12 to the Interim Financial Statements.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures ("DC&P") and Internal Control over Financial Reporting ("ICFR")
Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Pembina's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting, as those terms are defined in National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings. The objective of this instrument is to improve the quality, reliability and transparency of information that is filed or submitted under securities legislation.
The President and Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer have designed, with the assistance of management, DC&P and ICFR to provide reasonable assurance that material information relating to Pembina's business is made known to them, is reported on a timely basis, that financial reporting is reliable and that financial statements prepared for external purposes are in accordance with IFRS.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in the first quarter of 2021 that had or are likely to have a material impact on Pembina's ICFR.
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10. ACCOUNTING POLICIES & ESTIMATES
Changes in Accounting Policies
The accounting policies used in preparing the Interim Financial Statements are described in Note 5 of Pembina's Consolidated Financial Statements. There were no new accounting standards or amendments to existing standards adopted in the first three months of 2021 that are expected to have a material impact on Pembina's financial statements.
Voluntary change in accounting policy
As detailed in Note 3 of the Consolidated Financial Statements, as at December 31, 2020, Pembina voluntarily changed its accounting policy for the measurement of decommissioning liabilities to utilize a credit-adjusted risk-free interest rate instead of a risk-free interest rate to determine the present value of the liability at each statement of financial position date. This accounting policy change was applied retrospectively, including the restatement of certain comparative amounts in the Interim Financial Statements, as summarized below.
i.Reconciliation of the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income

($ millions)
3 Months Ended March 31, 2020
Previously reportedAdjustmentsRestated
Cost of sales1,152 (4)1,148 
Share of profit from equity accounted investees83 84 
Gross profit728 733 
Net finance costs209 (1)208 
Earnings before income tax441 447 
Deferred tax expense51 52 
Earnings attributable to shareholders314 319 
Total comprehensive income attributable to shareholders793 798 
Earnings attributable to common shareholders, net of preferred share dividends275 280 
Earnings per common share - basic and diluted
0.50 0.01 0.51 
ii.Reconciliation of the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows

($ millions)
3 Months Ended March 31, 2020
Previously reportedAdjustmentsRestated
Earnings 314 319 
Share of profit from equity accounted investees(83)(1)(84)
Adjustments for depreciation and amortization177 (4)173 
Adjustments for net finance costs209 (1)208 
Adjustments for income tax expense127 128 
Cash flow from operating activities410 — 410 
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Critical Accounting Judgments & Estimates
Critical accounting judgments and estimates used in preparing the Interim Financial Statements are described in Note 2 of Pembina's Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ending December 31, 2020. The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make both judgments and estimates that could materially affect the amounts recognized in the financial statements. By their nature, judgments and estimates may change in light of new facts and circumstances in the internal and external environment. There have been no material changes to Pembina's critical accounting estimates and judgments during the three months ended March 31, 2021, including to the ongoing impact of significant uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as discussed below.
Ongoing Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, many governments have imposed restrictions on individuals and businesses, resulting in a significant slowdown of the global economy. While there have been positive signals into the first quarter of 2021 in commodity prices, demand recovery remains affected by COVID-19. Although restrictions have been relaxed in certain jurisdictions and vaccination programs are underway, there remains significant uncertainty as to the global economic outlook and there remains the potential for volatility in the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Management considered these uncertainties when applying judgment to estimates and assumptions in the Interim Financial Statements.
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11. RISK FACTORS
Management has identified the primary risk factors that could potentially have a material impact on the financial results and operations of Pembina. With the exception of the risks noted below, there have been no material changes to the risk factors presented in Pembina's MD&A and AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020. Pembina's MD&A and AIF are available at www.sedar.com, www.sec.gov and through Pembina's website at www.pembina.com.
Ongoing Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Related Impacts
Pembina's business and operations has been and will continue to be materially adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including ongoing uncertainty with respect to the extent and duration of the pandemic. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and actions that have, and may be, taken by governmental authorities in response thereto has resulted, and may continue to result in, among other things: an overall slowdown in the global economy; a decrease in global energy demand; increased volatility in financial and commodity markets; disruptions to global supply chains; labour shortages; significant impacts to the workforce; reductions in trade volumes; temporary operational restrictions and restrictions on gatherings of individuals, as well as shelter-in-place declarations and quarantine orders; business closures and travel bans; political and economic instability; and civil unrest. The recent resurgence of the COVID-19 virus and the recent spread of new variants thereof in certain geographic areas, including certain areas in which Pembina has operations, and the possibility that a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus or the spread of such new or potential future variants or mutations thereof may occur in other areas, has resulted in the re-imposition of certain of the foregoing restrictions, and may result in further restrictions, by governmental authorities in certain jurisdictions, including certain jurisdictions in which Pembina has operations. This further increases the risk and uncertainty as to the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ultimate impact on the global economy and other items noted above.
The risks to Pembina of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic include, among other things: risks to the health and safety of Pembina's employees; a slowdown or temporary suspension of operations in certain geographic locations in which Pembina operates; delays in the completion, or additional deferrals, of Pembina's growth and expansion projects; and supply chain disruptions, all or any of which could materially adversely impact Pembina's business operations and financial results.
The full extent and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unknown at this time and the degree to which it may impact Pembina's business operations and financial results will depend on future developments, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty, including: the duration, severity and geographic spread of the COVID-19 virus and variants and mutations thereof, including in respect of the recent resurgence of the virus and the recent spread of new variants thereof in certain geographic areas, including certain areas in which Pembina operates; further actions that may be taken by governmental authorities, including in respect of travel restrictions and business disruptions; the effectiveness and timing of actions taken to contain and treat the COVID-19 virus and variants and mutations thereof, including the vaccines developed in response thereto; and how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating conditions will resume.
Impact on General Risks
Depending on the extent and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks described in Pembina's other disclosure documents, including Pembina's MD&A and AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020, such as risks relating to Pembina's exposure to commodity prices; the successful completion of Pembina's growth and expansion projects, including the expected return on investment thereof; Pembina's ability to maintain its credit ratings; restricted access to capital and increased borrowing costs; Pembina's ability to pay dividends and service obligations under its debt securities and other debt obligations; and otherwise complying with the covenants contained in the agreements that govern Pembina's existing indebtedness.
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12. NON-GAAP MEASURES
Throughout this MD&A, Pembina has used financial measures that are not defined by GAAP but are used by management to evaluate the performance of Pembina and its businesses. Since non-GAAP measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies, non-GAAP measures must be clearly defined, qualified and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. These non-GAAP measures are calculated and disclosed on a consistent basis from period to period.
The intent of the non-GAAP measures used throughout this MD&A is to provide additional useful information with respect to Pembina's financial performance to investors and analysts, though the measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. The measures should not, therefore, be considered in isolation or used in substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Other issuers may calculate these non-GAAP measures differently or use different non-GAAP measures.
Investors should be cautioned that net revenue, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA per common share, adjusted cash flow from operating activities, cash flow from operating activities per common share, and adjusted cash flow from operating activities per common share should not be construed as alternatives to revenue, earnings, cash flow from operating activities, gross profit or other measures of financial results determined in accordance with GAAP as indicators of Pembina's performance.
Non-GAAP Proportionate Consolidation of Investments in Equity Accounted Investees Results
In accordance with IFRS, Pembina's jointly controlled investments are accounted for using equity accounting. Under equity accounting, the assets and liabilities of the investment are presented net in a single line item in the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, "Investments in Equity Accounted Investees". Net earnings from investments in equity accounted investees are recognized in a single line item in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings and Comprehensive Income "Share of Profit from Equity Accounted Investees". Cash contributions and distributions from investments in equity accounted investees represent Pembina's share paid and received in the period to and from the investments in equity accounted investees.
To assist in understanding and evaluating the performance of these investments, Pembina is supplementing the IFRS disclosure with non-GAAP proportionate consolidation of Pembina's interest in the investments in equity accounted investees. Pembina's proportionate interest in equity accounted investees has been included in adjusted EBITDA.
Net Revenue
Net revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined as total revenue less cost of goods sold including product purchases. Management believes that net revenue provides investors with a single measure to indicate the margin on sales before non-product operating expenses that is comparable between periods. Management utilizes net revenue to compare consecutive results, in Marketing & New Ventures and Facilities, to aggregate revenue generated by each of the Company's divisions and to set comparable objectives.
3 Months Ended March 31
Pipelines
Facilities
Marketing &
New Ventures
Corporate &
Inter-segment Eliminations
Total
($ millions)
2021202020212020202120202021202020212020
Revenue553 563 339 304 1,300 923 (147)(119)2,045 1,671 
Cost of goods sold, including product purchases
 — 4 1,126 883 (84)(79)1,046 806 
Net revenue553 563 335 302 174 40 (63)(40)999 865 
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Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("adjusted EBITDA")
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and is calculated as earnings for the year before net finance costs, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (included in operations and general and administrative expense) and unrealized gains or losses on commodity-related derivative financial instruments. The exclusion of unrealized gains or losses on commodity-related derivative financial instruments eliminates the non-cash impact of such gains or losses.
Adjusted EBITDA also includes adjustments to earnings for losses (gains) on disposal of assets, transaction costs incurred in respect of acquisitions, dispositions and restructuring, impairment charges or reversals in respect of goodwill, intangible assets, investments in equity accounted investees and property, plant and equipment, certain non-cash provisions and other amounts not reflective of ongoing operations. The adjustments made to earnings are also made to share of profit from investments in equity accounted investees. In addition, Pembina's proportionate share of results from investments in equity accounted investees with a preferred interest is presented in adjusted EBITDA as a 50 percent common interest. These additional adjustments are made to exclude various non-cash and other items that are not reflective of ongoing operations.
Management believes that adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors as it is an important indicator of an issuer's ability to generate liquidity through cash flow from operating activities and equity accounted investees. Management also believes that adjusted EBITDA provides an indicator of operating income generated from capital invested, which includes operational finance income from lessor lease arrangements. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by investors and analysts for assessing financial performance and for the purpose of valuing an issuer, including calculating financial and leverage ratios. Management utilizes adjusted EBITDA to set objectives and as a key performance indicator of the Company's success. Pembina presents adjusted EBITDA as management believes it is a measure frequently used by analysts, investors and other stakeholders in evaluating the Company's financial performance.
3 Months Ended March 31
Pipelines
Facilities
Marketing &
New Ventures
Corporate &
Inter-segment Eliminations
Total
($ millions, except per share amounts)
2021 2020 2021 2020 20212020 2021 2020 2021 2020 
Earnings before income tax(1)
333 383 187 169 67 116 (164)(221)423 447 
Adjustments to share of profit from equity accounted investees and other(1)
76 63 31 35 6 (3) — 113 95 
Net finance costs(1)
13 6 (4)21 89 174 104 208 
Depreciation and amortization(1)
104 97 46 51 13 13 12 12 175 173 
Unrealized (gain) loss on commodity-related derivative financial instruments — (1)(5)6 (104) — 5 (109)
Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy —     (2)— (2)— 
Transformation and restructuring costs —     11 — 11 — 
Gain on disposal of assets(1)—      (1)(1)(1)
Transaction costs incurred in respect of acquisitions —     1 1 
Impairment charges and non-cash provisions4 —   2 12  — 6 12 
Adjusted EBITDA529 550 269 256 90 55 (53)(31)835 830 
Adjusted EBITDA per common share – basic (dollars)
1.521.51
(1)    Comparative 2020 period has been restated. See "Voluntary Change in Accounting Policy" and Note 2 to the Interim Financial Statements.
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Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities, Cash Flow from Operating Activities per Common Share and Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities per Common Share
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities is a non-GAAP measure which is defined as cash flow from operating activities adjusting for the change in non-cash operating working capital, adjusting for current tax and share-based payment expenses, and deducting preferred share dividends paid. Adjusted cash flow from operating activities deducts preferred share dividends paid because they are not attributable to common shareholders. The calculation has been modified to include current tax and share-based payment expense as it allows management to better assess the obligations discussed below. Management believes that adjusted cash flow from operating activities provides comparable information to investors for assessing financial performance during each reporting period. Management utilizes adjusted cash flow from operating activities to set objectives and as a key performance indicator of the Company's ability to meet interest obligations, dividend payments and other commitments. Per common share amounts are calculated by dividing cash flow from operating activities, or adjusted cash flow from operating activities, as applicable, by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding.
3 Months Ended March 31
($ millions, except per share amounts)20212020
Cash flow from operating activities456410
Cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)
0.83 0.75 
Add (deduct):
Change in non-cash operating working capital79 41 
Current tax expense(58)(76)
Taxes paid, net of foreign exchange128 182 
Accrued share-based payments(18)13 
Share-based payments32 44 
Preferred share dividends paid(37)(38)
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities582 576 
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities per common share – basic (dollars)
1.06 1.05 

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13. ABBREVIATIONS
The following is a list of abbreviations that may be used in this MD&A:
Other
AECO
Alberta Energy Company benchmark price for natural gas
B.C.
British Columbia
GAAP
Canadian generally accepted accounting principles
IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards
LPG
Liquefied petroleum gas
NGL
Natural gas liquids
U.S.
United States
WCSB
Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
Deep cut
Ethane-plus capacity extraction gas processing capabilities
Shallow cut
Sweet gas processing with propane and/or condensate-plus extraction capabilities
Kinder Acquisition
Pembina's acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system on December 16, 2019
Volumes
Volumes for Pipelines and Facilities are revenue volumes, defined as physical volumes plus volumes recognized from take-or-pay commitments. Volumes for Marketing & New Ventures are marketed NGL volumes. Volumes are stated in mboe/d, with natural gas volumes converted to mboe/d from MMcf/d at a 6:1 ratio.
Measurement
bpd
barrels per day
mbbls
thousands of barrels
mbpd
thousands of barrels per day
mmbpd
millions of barrels per day
mmbbls
millions of barrels
mboe/d
thousands of barrels of oil equivalent per day
mmboe/d
millions of barrels of oil equivalent per day
MMcf/d
millions of cubic feet per day
bcf/d
billions of cubic feet per day
km
kilometer
Investments in Equity Accounted Investees
Pipelines:
Alliance
50 percent interest in both Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership and Alliance Pipeline L.P.
Ruby
50 percent convertible, cumulative preferred interest in the Ruby Pipeline Holding Company L.L.C.
Facilities:
Veresen Midstream
45 percent interest in Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership, which owns assets in western Canada serving the Montney geological play in northwestern Alberta and northeastern B.C. including gas processing plants and gas gathering pipelines and compression
Fort Corp
50 percent interest in Fort Saskatchewan Ethylene Storage Limited Partnership and Fort Saskatchewan Ethylene Corporation
Marketing & New Ventures:
Aux Sable
An ownership interest in Aux Sable (approximately 42.7 percent in Aux Sable U.S. and 50 percent in Aux Sable Canada), which includes an NGL fractionation facility and gas processing capacity near Chicago, Illinois and other natural gas and NGL processing facilities, logistics and distribution assets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as transportation contracts on Alliance
CKPC50 percent interest in the PDH/PP Facility
Readers are referred to the AIF dated February 25, 2021 on www.sedar.com for additional descriptions.
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14. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS & INFORMATION
In the interest of providing Pembina's security holders and potential investors with information regarding Pembina, including management's assessment of the Company's future plans and operations, certain statements contained in this MD&A constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "could", "would", "believe", "plan", "intend", "design", "target", "undertake", "view", "indicate", "maintain", "explore", "entail", "schedule", "objective", "strategy", "likely", "potential", "outlook", "aim", "purpose", "goal" and similar expressions suggesting future events or future performance.
By their nature, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Pembina believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this MD&A should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the MD&A.
In particular, this MD&A contains forward-looking statements pertaining to the following:
the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pembina, and Pembina's response thereto;
future levels and sustainability of cash dividends that Pembina intends to pay to its shareholders and the dividend payment dates;
planning, construction, locations, capital expenditure estimates, schedules, regulatory and environmental applications and anticipated approvals, expected capacity, incremental volumes, completion and in-service dates, rights, sources of product, activities, benefits and operations with respect to new construction of, or expansions on existing, pipelines, systems, gas services facilities, processing and fractionation facilities, terminalling, storage and hub facilities and other facilities or energy infrastructure, as well as the impact of Pembina's new projects on its future financial performance;
pipeline, processing, fractionation and storage facility and system operations and throughput levels;
treatment under governmental regulatory regimes in Canada and the U.S., including taxes and tax regimes, environmental and greenhouse gas regulations and related abandonment and reclamation obligations, and Indigenous, landowner and other stakeholder consultation requirements;
Pembina's strategy and the development and expected timing of new business initiatives and growth opportunities and the impact thereof;
the amount of CO2e emission offsets that are expected to be generated from Garden Plain;
increased throughput potential, processing capacity and fractionation capacity due to increased oil and gas industry activity and new connections and other initiatives on Pembina's pipelines and Pembina's facilities;
expected future cash flows and the sufficiency thereof, financial strength, sources of and access to funds at attractive rates, future contractual obligations, future financing options, future renewal of credit facilities, availability of capital for capital projects and contributions to investments in equity accounted investees, operating obligations and dividends and the use of proceeds from financings;
Pembina's capital structure, including the sufficiency of the amount of leverage employed therein and future actions that may be taken with respect thereto, including expectations regarding the repurchase or redemption of common shares and the timing thereof;
Pembina's expectations regarding the creditworthiness of its counterparties;
current ratings targets on Pembina's debt and the likelihood of a downgrade below investment-grade ratings;
tolls and tariffs and processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and services commitments and contracts;
operating risks (including the amount of future liabilities related to pipelines spills and other environmental incidents) and related insurance coverage and inspection and integrity programs;
expectations regarding Pembina's NGL storage positions and its intentions with respect thereto;
the expected demand for, and prices and inventory levels of, crude oil and other petroleum products, including NGL; and
the impact of current market conditions on Pembina.

Various factors or assumptions are typically applied by Pembina in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts, projections, predictions or estimations set out in forward-looking statements based on information currently available to Pembina. These factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to:
oil and gas industry exploration and development activity levels and the geographic region of such activity;
the success of Pembina's operations;
prevailing commodity prices, interest rates and exchange rates;
the ability of Pembina to maintain current credit ratings;
the availability of capital to fund future capital requirements relating to existing assets and projects;
expectations regarding Pembina's pension plan;
future operating costs including geotechnical and integrity costs being consistent with historical costs;
oil and gas industry compensation levels remaining consistent;

in respect of current developments, expansions, planned capital expenditures, completion dates and capacity expectations: that third parties will provide any necessary support; that any third-party projects relating to growth projects will be sanctioned and completed as expected; that any required commercial agreements can be reached; that all required regulatory and environmental approvals can be obtained on the necessary terms in a timely manner; that counterparties will comply with contracts in a timely manner; that there are no unforeseen events preventing the performance of contracts or the completion of the relevant facilities, and that there are no unforeseen material costs relating to the facilities which are not recoverable from customers;
that CO2e emission offsets will be available to Pembina as expected;
in respect of the stability of Pembina's dividends: prevailing commodity prices, margins and exchange rates; that Pembina's future results of operations will be consistent with past performance and management expectations in relation thereto; the continued availability of capital at attractive prices to fund future capital requirements relating to existing assets and projects, including but not limited to future capital expenditures relating to expansion, upgrades and maintenance shutdowns; the success of growth projects; future operating costs; that counterparties to material agreements will continue to perform in a timely manner; that there are no unforeseen events preventing the performance of contracts; and that there are no unforeseen material construction or other costs related to current growth projects or current operations;
prevailing regulatory, tax and environmental laws and regulations and tax pool utilization; and
the amount of future liabilities relating to lawsuits and environmental incidents and the availability of coverage under Pembina's insurance policies (including in respect of Pembina's business interruption insurance policy).
The actual results of Pembina could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of the material risk factors set forth below:
the regulatory environment and decisions and Indigenous and landowner consultation requirements;
the impact of competitive entities and pricing;
labour and material shortages;
reliance on third parties to successfully operate and maintain certain assets;
reliance on key relationships, joint venture partners, and agreements and the outcome of stakeholder engagement;
the strength and operations of the oil and natural gas production industry and related commodity prices;
non-performance or default by counterparties to agreements which Pembina or one or more of its subsidiaries has entered into in respect of its business;
actions by joint venture partners or other partners which hold interests in certain of Pembina's assets;
actions by governmental or regulatory authorities including changes in tax laws and treatment, changes in royalty rates, climate change initiatives or policies or increased environmental regulation;
fluctuations in operating results;
adverse general economic and market conditions in Canada, North America and elsewhere, including changes, or prolonged weakness, as applicable, in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices, supply/demand trends and overall industry activity levels;
risks relating to the current and potential adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic;
constraints on, or the unavailability of adequate infrastructure;
the political environment, in North America and elsewhere, and public opinion;
ability to access various sources of debt and equity capital;
changes in credit ratings;
technology and security risks;
natural catastrophes; and
the other factors discussed under "Risk Factors" herein and in Pembina's MD&A and AIF for the year ended December 31, 2020, which are available at www.sedar.com, www.sec.gov and through Pembina's website at www.pembina.com.
These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Unless required by law, Pembina does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(unaudited)
($ millions)March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents45 81 
Trade receivables and other773 662 
Inventory 184 221 
Derivative financial instruments (Note 12)
20 25 
1,022 989 
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment (Note 4)
18,534 18,549 
Intangible assets and goodwill 6,307 6,340 
Investments in equity accounted investees (Note 5)
4,323 4,377 
Right-of-use assets 634 651 
Finance lease receivable
136 138 
Deferred tax assets 313 322 
Advances to related parties and other assets 55 50 
30,302 30,427 
Total assets31,324 31,416 
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities
Trade payables and other 762 780 
Loans and borrowings (Note 6)
400 600 
Dividends payable115 115 
Lease liabilities97 99 
Contract liabilities (Note 8)
69 62 
Taxes payable 56 
Derivative financial instruments (Note 12)
78 69 
1,521 1,781 
Non-current liabilities
Loans and borrowings (Note 6)
10,120 10,276 
Subordinated hybrid notes (Note 6)
594 — 
Lease liabilities642 675 
Decommissioning provision 361 348 
Contract liabilities (Note 8)
226 230 
Deferred tax liabilities 2,964 2,925 
Other liabilities163 166 
15,070 14,620 
Total liabilities16,591 16,401 
Equity
Attributable to shareholders14,673 14,955 
Attributable to non-controlling interest60 60 
Total equity14,733 15,015 
Total liabilities and equity31,324 31,416 
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(unaudited)
3 Months Ended March 31
($ millions, except per share amounts)2021
2020
(Restated Note 2)
Revenue (Note 8)
2,045 1,671 
Cost of sales (Note 10)
1,393 1,148 
Loss (gain) on commodity-related derivative financial instruments (Note 12)
93 (126)
Share of profit from equity accounted investees (Note 5)
71 84 
Gross profit630 733 
General and administrative 87 61 
Other expense4 17 
Impairment expense (Note 5)
12 — 
Results from operating activities527 655 
Net finance costs (Note 9)
104 208 
Earnings before income tax 423 447 
Current tax expense 58 76 
Deferred tax expense 45 52 
Income tax expense 103 128 
Earnings320 319 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (Note 11 & 12)
Exchange (loss) gain on translation of foreign operations(63)465 
Impact of hedging activities8 — 
Re-measurement of defined benefit liability  14 
Total comprehensive income attributable to shareholders265 798 
Earnings attributable to common shareholders, net of preferred share dividends
281 280 
Earnings per common share – basic and diluted (dollars)
0.51 0.51 
Weighted average number of common shares (millions)
Basic and Diluted550 549 
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
(unaudited)
Attributable to Shareholders of the Company
Total Equity
(Restated Note 2)
($ millions)
Common Share CapitalPreferred Share Capital
Deficit
(Restated Note 2)
AOCI(1)
Total
(Restated Note 2)
Non-Controlling Interest
December 31, 202015,644 2,946 (3,637)14,955 60 15,015 
Total comprehensive income (loss)
Earnings
— 320 — 320 — 320 
Other comprehensive loss (Note 11)
— (55)(55)(55)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
— — 320 (55)265 — 265 
Transactions with shareholders of the Company
Part VI.1 tax on preferred shares (Note 7)
— (3)— — (3)— (3)
Preferred shares redemption (Note 7)
— (170)— — (170)— (170)
Share-based payment transactions (Note 7)
— — — — 
Dividends declared – common (Note 7)
— — (346)— (346)— (346)
Dividends declared – preferred (Note 7)
— — (36)— (36)— (36)
Total transactions with shareholders of the Company(173)(382)— (547)— (547)
March 31, 202115,652 2,773 (3,699)(53)14,673 60 14,733 
Opening value January 1, 2020
15,539 2,956 (1,785)98 16,808 60 16,868 
Total comprehensive income (loss)
Earnings
— 319 319 — 319 
Other comprehensive income
Exchange gain on translation of foreign operations
— — 465 465 — 465 
Remeasurements of defined benefit liability, net of tax
— 14 14 — 14 
Total comprehensive income
— 319 479 798 — 798 
Transactions with shareholders of the Company
Part VI.1 tax on preferred shares
— (2)— — (2)— (2)
Share-based payment transactions
87 — — — 87 — 87 
Dividends declared – common
— — (346)— (346)— (346)
Dividends declared – preferred
— — (38)— (38)— (38)
Total transactions with shareholders of the Company87 (2)(384)— (299)— (299)
March 31, 202015,626 2,954 (1,850)577 17,307 60 17,367 
(1)    Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (loss) ("AOCI").
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
3 Months Ended March 31
($ millions)2021
2020
(Restated Note 2)
Cash provided by (used in)
Operating activities
Earnings320 319 
Adjustments for:
Share of profit from equity accounted investees (71)(84)
 Distributions from equity accounted investees 115 123 
Depreciation and amortization175 173 
Impairment expense 12 — 
Unrealized loss (gain) on commodity-related derivative financial instruments 5 (109)
Net finance costs (Note 9)
104 208 
Net interest paid (109)(99)
Income tax expense 103 128 
Taxes paid
(127)(186)
Share-based compensation expense (recovery)28 (5)
Share-based compensation payment
(32)(44)
Net change in contract liabilities5 17 
Other7 10 
Change in non-cash operating working capital
(79)(41)
Cash flow from operating activities
456 410 
Financing activities
Net decrease in bank borrowings (103)(605)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of issue costs593 1,069 
Repayment of long-term debt(250)— 
Repayment of lease liability(24)(26)
Exercise of stock options1 82 
Redemption of preferred shares(170)— 
Dividends paid(383)(378)
Cash flow (used in) provided by financing activities(336)142 
Investing activities
Capital expenditures(127)(483)
Contributions to equity accounted investees (12)(172)
Receipt of finance lease payments3 14 
Interest paid during construction (9)(14)
Advances to related parties(10)(11)
Changes in non-cash investing working capital and other(2)110 
Cash flow used in investing activities(157)(556)
Change in cash and cash equivalents(37)(4)
Effect of movement in exchange rates on cash held1 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period81 129 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period45 132 
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements

34 Pembina Pipeline Corporation First Quarter 2021


NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1. REPORTING ENTITY
Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") is a Calgary-based, leading transportation and midstream service provider serving North America's energy industry. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. Pembina also owns gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure, storage and logistics business; and is growing an export terminals business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain, allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector.
These condensed consolidated unaudited interim financial statements ("Interim Financial Statements") include the accounts of the Company, its subsidiary companies, partnerships and any investments in associates and joint arrangements as at and for the three months ended March 31, 2021. These Interim Financial Statements and the notes hereto have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, Interim Financial Reporting ("IAS 34"), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"). The accounting policies applied are in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and are consistent with the audited annual consolidated financial statements of the Company as at and for the year ended December 31, 2020 ("Consolidated Financial Statements"), and should be read in conjunction with those Consolidated Financial Statements. The Interim Financial Statements were authorized for issue by Pembina's Board of Directors on May 6, 2021.
Use of Estimates and Judgments
Management is required to make estimates and assumptions and use judgment in the application of accounting policies that could have a significant impact on the amounts recognized in the Interim Financial Statements. Actual results may differ from estimates and those differences may be material. By their nature, judgments and estimates may change in light of new facts and circumstances in the internal and external environment