$NWN (Northwest Natural Gas Company)

$NWN {{ '2016-10-03T12:31:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWN received Notice to Proceed from $POR to provide long-term no-notice underground natural gas storage services for the company's Beaver and Port Westward facilities. The project is on track to be in-service during the winter of 2018-2019.

$EGN {{ '2017-07-21T16:04:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EGN appointed Lori Lancaster to its BoD effective July 21, 2017. Lancaster is a former Managing Director of the Global Energy Group at $UBS Securities and the Global Natural Resources groups at Nomura Securities International and $GS. She fills the vacancy created in May 2017 by the retirement of Michael Goodrich.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:31:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI plans to cover all of its financial growth CapEx with the use of its surplus cash flow, without the need to access equity or debt markets. The company, however, will be accessing debt markets to refinance maturing debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Commenting on its intention to the share buyback, $KMI said it is interested in the opportunistic purchases of shares, particularly since the company's share to DCF ratio is about five turns below the peer group average.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI's distributable cash flow (DCF), a commonly used metric to measure the ability of assets to generate cash earnings, was $1.02Bil for 2Q17, down slightly from $1.05Bil a year ago. The decline was primarily attributable to the sale of 50% of Southern Natural Gas Company and the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (KML) IPO transaction.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:04:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of 2Q17, $KMI's backlog stood at $12.2Bil. The company had new project additions in gas and CO2 which outpaced projects that were placed in service primarily in the terminals segment. The company continues to build out this backlog which it expects will contribute significant EBITDA to the segments when complete.

$AVA {{ '2017-07-20T15:33:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $AVA has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based power transmission firm Hydro One Ltd. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the mid-single digits in the first full year of operation. Avista shareholders will receive $53 per share. Hydro will fund the transaction with C$1.4Bil of its common equity and US$2.6Bil of debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:48:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.125 per share for 2Q17. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2017. $KMI also expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60% increase from the expected 2017 dividend.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the recent IPO of its canadian assets, $KMI now expects to end FY17 with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.2 times and growth capital investment of $3.1Bil. The company had earlier budgeted to invest $3.2Bil in growth projects and end the year with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.4 times.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI, that recently had successful IPO of its Canadian business, posted a 7% increase in revenue for 2Q17 to $3.37Bil. The energy infrastructure company earned $337MM, or $0.15 per share, a slight increase from $333MM a year ago.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI forecast to raise dividend by 60% for 2018, the first increase since Dec. 2015. The company, at the end of 2015, slashed its dividend by 75% in order to cut costs and survive during the oil downturn. The company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25% annually. The board also authorized a $2Bil share buyback program.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:01+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$WPZ {{ '2017-07-19T13:32:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WPZ said Northwest Pipeline is seeking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval for North Seattle Lateral Upgrade project in south Snohomish County in the state of Washington. The construction-related activities are scheduled to begin in 2Q19 and would be completed in 4Q19.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T12:00:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has commenced lab testing of innovations in the ‘G.fast standard 212MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation,’ in association with communications firm Deutsche Telekom. The evaluation of ultra-broadband technologies will allow rapid deployment of ultra-fast broadband services with minimal disruption.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T11:56:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has signed a supply agreement with nbn to advance high-speed broadband access in Australia. The agreement, which covers software, hardware and services, includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing nationwide network rollout.

$SO {{ '2017-07-17T19:44:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SO announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share on the company's common stock, payable September 6, 2017, to shareholders of record as of August 21, 2017.

$SO {{ '2017-07-12T20:41:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $SO and its subsidiary Gulf Power have launched the latest battery storage research project. The project is envisaged to demonstrate the capabilities of an energy storage system designed to help industrial and commercial customers store and use energy. It is expected to boost development of battery storage technology in the company.

$NJR {{ '2017-07-11T21:56:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NJR declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.255 per share, payable on October 2, 2017 to shareowners of record as of September 22, 2017.

$WPZ {{ '2017-07-11T13:45:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WPZ has placed into service the first phase of its Hillabee expansion project, expanding the capacity of its Transco pipeline system in Alabama by 818,410 dekatherms per day to supply Florida power generators via the new Sabal Trail pipeline. The project will add a total of approx. 1,131,730 Dt/d of pipeline capacity to the Transco system by 2021.

$WR {{ '2017-07-10T11:55:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Upon closing of the merger between $WR and $GXP, Westar Energy CEO Mark Ruelle will become the Non-Executive Chairman of the new company Board. Terry Bassham, CEO of Great Plains, will serve as CEO of the new company and will also be part of the Board.

$WR {{ '2017-07-10T11:51:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As per merger agreement between $WR and $GXP, Westar shareholders will exchange each share of $WR common stock for a share in the combined company. Great Plains shareholders will receive 0.5981 shares of common stock in the new holding company for each $GXP share. The merger will result in approx 15% dividend increase for $WR shareholders.

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