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$ENB and $SE said their merger has received all regulatory clearances under the merger agreement. Trading in shares of $SE on the NYSE will be suspended effective on Feb. 27, 2017. $SE's common shares will be delisted from the NYSE and will be de-registered under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Ahead of its quarterly earnings announcement, scheduled for February 22, 2017, oil exploration company $APA said it expects adj. international production to be in the range of 138,000 to 140,000 BOE per day in 4Q17. In the US, production is currently estimated to be at the high end of the company's guidance range of 218,000 to 224,000 BOE per day.
$WPZ's Transco pipeline delivered 15.58MM dekatherms of natural gas on Jan. 5, 2018. The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New York City, also established a new three-day market area delivery record, averaging 14.90 MMdt from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2018.
$COG agreed to sell its operated and non-operated Eagle Ford Shale assets to an affiliate of Venado Oil & Gas LLC for $765MM. This transaction is expected to close during 1Q18. Separately, the company announced the sale of its remaining East Texas assets to an undisclosed buyer that is expected to close on or before July 1, 2018.
$NOG Chairman Rich Weber announced his resignation to allow him to focus his time on his responsibilities as Chairman and CEO of PennEnergy Resources. The Board appointed current director Bahram Akradi as Lead Independent Director and a member of Executive Committee. Akradi and the Executive Committee will provide leadership on an ongoing basis.
$NOG's Board approved a preliminary 2018 capital budget of up to $176MM, which contemplates 20-22 net wells added to production during 2018. Based on this preliminary budget, 2018 annual production is expected to increase by 10-14% when compared to 2017. The Board also sees a 10-15% reduction in general and administrative expenses from 2017.
$NOG now expects 4Q17 average daily production to increase by 4-6% over 3Q17, compared to prior guidance indicating flat sequential production at the mid-point. The company now expects to add about 5-6 net wells to production and oil differential to improve by $1.50 per barrel.
$AES agreed to sell its equity interest Masin-AES Pte. to SMC Global Power Holdings. SMC Global Power is also purchasing the remaining 49% equity interest in the same assets, held by Electricity Generating Public Co. for $850MM. The transaction has a total enterprise value of about $2.4Bil.
Duke Energy has inducted Robert Davis into its board. Davis is currently donning the role of CFO & EVP at healthcare behemoth Merck. He will be joining $DUK's board in Jan. 8, 2018. Davis will be part of audit, and finance and risk management committees.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline signed Project Labor Agreements with four building and construction trade unions. The agreements reaffirm the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project's commitment to hiring skilled union workers for the pipeline's construction. Atlantic Coast Pipeline is comprised of 4 major U.S. energy companies, $D, $DUK, $PNY and $SO.
Duke Energy reported today that it has completed the acquisition of REC Solar, which provides solar solutions for customers. It is to be noted that $DUK acquired a majority stake in REC Solar in Feb 2015. Consequently, it has purchased the remaining shares of REC Solar in a cash transaction, which will be operating as an independent business unit.
Duke Energy Carolinas has alerted about data breach from its network operator TIO Networks. Customers who had paid at one of the 550 payment centers between 2008 and 2017 may be affected by this breach. $DUK added that the breach will only affect customers who paid by check or cash at a center and not via credit card or other payment modes.