Category: Deals

Rumored Targa deal a bust, but firm is ripe for buyout

The rumored $15 billion deal for control of a Houston natural gas pipeline operator never got past the initial talks, Targa Resources said after its shares soared on reports it was closing in on a sale.  More »

BP wins first Defense deal since feds lifted contract ban

BP has secured its first contract with the government’s military arm since the Obama Administration lifted the debarment from federal contracts in March.  More »

Southcross-TexStar deal focuses on Eagle Ford midstream

Southcross Energy LLC is buying a large part of TexStar Midstream Services – a midstream combination that will include 3,700 miles of pipeline, four processing plants and three fractionation facilities in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  More »

Noble Energy acquires interest in BP Gulf of Mexico leases

Noble Energy Inc. acquired 50 percent of BP’s interest in 17 Gulf of Mexico leases, it announced Monday.  More »

Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.  More »

Siemens said to be preparing bid to buy Alstom’s gas turbine unit

Siemens AG is preparing a bid for Alstom SA’s energy unit that would leave it with the French company’s gas turbines while allowing partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. to expand their steam turbines and hydro businesses, people familiar with the matter said.  More »

Chesapeake slashing debt with spin off

Chesapeake Energy will wipe $1.1 billion in debt off its books when it spins off its rig business this month, but it probably won’t have any more silver bullets as it works to restore its balance sheet, analysts said Tuesday.  More »

Deal may spur drilling in Mississippi, Louisiana

Halcón Resources has leased 314,000 acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.  More »

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.  More »

McClendon venture to enter shale territories in $4.25B deal

The three announced acquisitions are the latest in a series of moves by Aubrey McClendon, one of the first wildcatters to capitalize on the U.S. shale boom, to rebuild his empire after he relinquished his perch at the top of Chesapeake Energy last year.  More »

Bankruptcy judge approves $9.9B in loans to troubled Texas power firm

A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved $4.47 billion in loans to Energy Future Holdings, which had sought debt to pay the bills for its retail electricity business while in bankruptcy.  More »

Phillips 66 buys big oil storage terminal on Gulf Coast

Phillips 66 struck a deal Thursday for what may become its largest oil and refined-product storage terminal as it anticipates an influx of crude oil to migrate to the Gulf Coast.  More »