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TransCanada and Columbia – What Does it Mean and How Does Matter?

May 2, 2016

TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) recently announced that it will purchase Columbia Pipeline Group (Columbia) for $10.2 billion, creating one of North America’s largest regulated natural gas transmission businesses. The combined company will have access to supplies from Western Canada, the Rockies, Midcontinent, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, and the Marcellus/Utica shale plays. The combined company will own or partially own more than 57,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the United States and Canada, with an estimated total throughput of more than 26 Bcf/d in 2015.

In this paper, ICF discusses the strategy and benefits behind this acquisition, and the impacts on shippers.