Enbridge Inc. agreed late Tuesday to spend $9.4 billion to become the top North American natural gas utility operator in North America with the purchase of three Dominion Inc. systems, which, once completed, would deliver 9.3 Bcf/d to seven million U.S. and Canadian customers.

The Dominion systems to be sold, East Ohio Gas Co., Public Service Company of North Carolina Inc. (PSNC), as well as Questar Gas Co. and its Wexpro Co. affiliate, together serve three million customers across 78,000 miles of pipelines with customers in Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming.

Enbridge executives valued the deal at $14 billion including debt. 

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