Spectra Energy Partners LP is acquiring a 38.76% interest in Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline LLC (M&N) from Spectra Energy Corp. for $319 million in cash and $56 million in newly issued partnership units. M&N owns a 338-mile mainline interstate natural gas pipeline that extends from the border of Canada near Baileyville, ME, to northeastern Massachusetts with delivery capability of 0.8 Bcf/d. The pipeline’s location and interconnects with Spectra’s transmission system link regional natural gas supplies to the Northeast United States and Atlantic Canadian markets. M&N cash flows are backed by an average contract life of approximately 19 years and more than 90% fee-based revenues. The deal is being be through a combination of debt and equity; closing is set for the end of October.

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