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Research Update: Southern Union Co. CreditWatch Implications Revised To Negative, 'BBB-' Rating Affirmed Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
The Williams Cos. Inc. no longer has an outstanding bid to acquire Southern Union, and in our opinion the likelihood that Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (ETE) will acquire Southern Union has increased. We are affirming the 'BBB-' corporate credit ratings on Southern Union and its operating subsidiary, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line L.P., and revising the CreditWatch listing to negative from developing. We had placed Southern Union's and Panhandle's ratings on CreditWatch with developing implications on July 20, 2011. We expect to resolve the CreditWatch listing if ETE completes its proposed acquisition of the company. On Nov. 15, 2011, Standard & Poor's Rating Services affirmed its 'BBB-' corporate credit rating on Southern Union Co. and its operating subsidiary Panhandle Eastern Pipe...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Southern Union Co.,Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line L.P.
Action: CreditWatch Update
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Southern Union Co.,Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line L.P.