Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corp., during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada ups stake in Canadian electricity generator

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TransCanada, best known in the U.S. for the now-shelved Keystone XL pipeline, is the largest independent power generator in Ontario.
(Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

Investors approve MarkWest acquisition by Marathon Petroleum spinoff

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The deal is expected to close Friday with Marathon making an analyst and investor presentation touting the deal on Thursday.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Kinder Morgan’s credit rating threatened after deal to save ailing joint venture

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Moody’s said Tuesday it had shifted Kinder Morgan’s credit outlook from stable to negative. The outlook isn’t a downgrade, but instead notice that a downgrade might be coming in the future.
A sign hangs from a fence at a Kinder Morgan facility at the harbor in Los Angeles, California, August 28, 2006.  (Tim Rue/Bloomberg)

Kinder Morgan, Toronto company buy out third partner in Midwest pipeline network

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Kinder Morgan and its partner will pay a total of $242 million to widen their stakes in the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

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The ruling states that the project to update four pump stations and control systems along the 800-mile line, known as Strategic Reconfigurations, was “imprudently” managed.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Noble shelves midstream IPO amid equity slump

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The postponement is a surprising reversal from last week, when the Houston-based producers said it hoped to raise at least $237.5 million.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Pair of DJ Basin pipelines joining into single project

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The combined pipeline will run from Colorado to the oil logistics hub in Cushing, Oklahoma more than 550 miles away.
(AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)

Keystone XL developer withdraws Nebraska route application

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TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was scheduled to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commission for a planning conference.
(Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

Marathon ups “final offer” for MarkWest, bringing deal to $1.28 billion

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The move Tuesday comes just a week after Marathon offered a separate $400 million cash sweetener to the deal that has faced some investor resistance and tumbling stock values for both Marathon’s acquiring entity, the MPLX pipeline spinoff, and MarkWest. Former MarkWest CEO John Fox has rallied opposition against the deal.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corp., during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada plans dividend growth with $36.7 billion in projects

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TransCanada is pursuing bite-sized projects as it seeks to win approval for large-scale pipelines held up by environmental opposition and regulatory scrutiny, including the Keystone XL project rejected this month by U.S. President Barack Obama.