Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) and Questar Corporation (NYSE: STR) announced today that their proposed combination has cleared a key condition needed for completion.
The Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the 30-day waiting period under the federal Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act with regard to the combination.
Expiration or termination of the waiting period is one of the conditions required for completion of the transaction.
Closing of the transaction still requires approval of Questar’s shareholders. Questar and Dominion also will file for review and approval, if required, from the Utah Public Service Commission and the Wyoming Public Service Commission, and provide information regarding the transaction to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.
The companies expect the transaction to close in 2016.
Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 24,300 megawatts of generation, 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 14 states. For more information about Dominion visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.
Questar Corp. is a Rockies-based integrated natural gas company operating through three principal subsidiaries: Questar Gas provides retail natural gas distribution in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho; Wexpro develops and produces natural gas on behalf of Questar Gas; and Questar Pipeline operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the Western U.S. For more information, visit Questar’s website at: www.questar.com.