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Alliance Pipeline L.P. Aug 10
Standard & Poors, August 2010
Low operating risk as a regulated pipeline; Cash flow stability, with long-term firm contracts on substantially all of the pipeline's capacity; Strong counterparty credit quality, with about 85% of the pipeline's transportation contracts with investment grade entities; and Adequate base case debt service coverage ratios (DSCRs). Reliance on the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, which faces gradual, long-term reserve declines; The term of the various notes extends well beyond the term of the existing contract obligations; and Revenues could fall below original forecasts if transportation contracts are not renewed, resulting in insufficient funds to redeem the outstanding bonds. The Alliance Pipeline system is a 1,875-mile natural gas pipeline project, with 450 miles of laterals, extending from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Alliance Pipeline L.P.,Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership,Veresen Inc.
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Alliance Pipeline L.P.,Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership,Veresen Inc.