Our primary business objectives are to generate stable and predictable cash flows and increase our quarterly cash distribution per unit over time. We intend to accomplish these objectives by executing the following strategies:
Maintain safe and reliable operations. We are committed to maintaining and improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of our operations, which we believe to be key components in generating stable cash flows. We strive for operational excellence by utilizing Phillips 66’s existing programs to integrate health, occupational safety, process safety and environmental principles throughout our business with a commitment to continuous improvement. We will continue to employ Phillips 66’s rigorous training, integrity and audit programs to drive ongoing improvements in both personal and process safety as we strive for zero incidents.
Focus on fee-based businesses supported by contracts with minimum volume commitments and inflation escalators. We are focused on generating stable and predictable cash flows by providing fee-based transportation and midstream services to Phillips 66 and third parties. We have multiple long-term, fee-based commercial agreements with Phillips 66 that include minimum volume commitments and inflation escalators. We believe these agreements mitigate volatility in our cash flows by reducing our direct exposure to commodity price fluctuations.
Grow through strategic acquisitions. We continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of assets from Phillips 66 as well as third parties. These acquisitions further diversify our fee-based portfolio and are consistent with our plan to build out our current systems that are strategically integrated with Phillips 66 refineries. We believe Phillips 66 will offer us opportunities to purchase additional transportation and midstream assets that it may acquire or develop in the future or that it currently owns. We also may have opportunities to pursue the acquisition or development of additional assets jointly with Phillips 66.
Optimize existing assets and pursue organic growth opportunities. We will seek to enhance the profitability of our existing assets by pursuing opportunities to increase throughput and storage volumes, as well as by managing costs and improving operating efficiencies. We also intend to consider opportunities to increase revenue on our pipeline, terminal and storage systems by evaluating and capitalizing on organic expansion projects that may arise in the markets we serve.