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Deal closes for Enogex, CenterPoint master limited partnership for midstream assets

A name and headquarters for the $11 billion combined company have yet to be decided, but federal regulators signed off on the March deal to combine Enogex midstream assets and CenterPoint pipelines in the central United States.
by Paul Monies Published: May 2, 2013
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A deal involving Oklahoma City's Enogex LLC to create a master limited partnership for pipelines and services in the central United States has closed after a successful federal antitrust review, the companies said Wednesday.

The partnership, announced March 14, combines Enogex LLC's midstream assets and the pipelines and field services of CenterPoint Energy Inc. It will be an $11 billion company with more than 8,400 miles of interstate pipelines and 2,300 miles of intrastate pipelines.

A name and headquarters for the partnership have yet to be decided. An initial public offering for partnership units is expected in the next six to 12 months.

Enogex's parent company, OGE Energy Corp., holds a 28.5 percent limited partner interest in the master limited partnership, with Houston-based CenterPoint at 58.3 percent and Boston-based ArcLight Capital Partners LLC with 13.2 percent.

“Our plans for an initial public offering in the form of a public master limited partnership are on track,” Pete Delaney, chairman, president and CEO of OGE Energy, said in a statement. “Integration planning led by executives from CenterPoint Energy and Enogex will continue as we begin today to implement the partnership to capture identified opportunities.”

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by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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We are working hard to begin to realize the benefits of the partnership's enhanced scale, broad geographic reach and expanded capabilities.”

David McClanahan,
CenterPoint named its president and CEO

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