Parties Mum on Reported TransCanada-Columbia Talks

Calgary, Alberta-based TransCanada Corp. said Thursday it was in discussions with a third party on a "potential transaction" but no agreement has been reached, reacting to reports in financial news media that it is eyeing a deal with Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. Some reports on Thursday speculated that talks had hit a standstill. Read More

ExxonMobil Stalls Spending, But Attractive Acquisitions Always Possible, Says Tillerson

ExxonMobil Corp. has sharply reduced its capital spending plans this year but management is eyeing potential acquisitions while commodity prices are weak, CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday. The only issue is that sellers still have unrealistic price expectations, he said during the annual analyst conference in New York City. Read More

Energy Transfer Says Williams Merger on Track to Close in 2Q, But Investors Have Doubts

Announcing its 4Q2015 results during a conference call Thursday, management for Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) said ETE’s announced merger with The Williams Companies (see Daily GPI, Sept. 28, 2015) is expected to close during the second quarter, pending customary closing conditions. Read More