Bulletin: Northern California Gas Auth's Bond Rtg Unaffected Re Counterparty Outlook Revision May 08
- ID: 1755860
- May 2008
- Region: California
- Standard & Poors
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) May 2, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today noted that the outlook revision of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC; AA-/Stable/A-1+) does not affect the rating or outlook on Northern California Gas Authority No 1's bonds (NCGA; AA-/Negative). The rating on the prepay transaction is currently tied to the rating on NCGA's gas supplier, Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (MSCG; not rated). Morgan Stanley (AA-/Negative/A-1+) guarantees MSCG's obligations. Furthermore, we could lower the rating if the rating on one of NCGA's other counterparties becomes the primary rating constraint in the transaction. RBC is the counterparty for the fixed-price commodity swap of the NCGA's $88.6 million gas project revenue series 2007A bonds and $668.5 million gas project...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Northern California Gas Authority No. 1 (Gas Prepay)
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Morgan Stanley
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