Merger

Nevada Electric Utilities To Sell Power Plants

Preparing for the advent of electric industry restructuring inNevada and a pending merger with Portland General, Sierra PacificResources’ two Nevada power utilities have begun the process ofselling off nearly a billion dollars of fossil-fuel generationplants in a two phase auction seeking preliminary, nonbinding bidsby next month. Book value collectively is just under $1 billion, aSierra Pacific spokesperson said.

March 13, 2000

Nevada Electric Utilities to Sell Power Plants

Preparing for the advent of electric industry restructuring inNevada and another pending merger with Portland General, SierraPacific Resources’ two Nevada power utilities have begun theprocess of selling off nearly a billion dollars of fossil-fuelgeneration plants in a two phase auction seeking preliminary,nonbinding bids by next month. Book value collectively is “justunder $1 billion,” a Sierra Pacific spokesperson said.

March 8, 2000

Despite Tough Times, Marketing Has Room to Grow

Merger turmoil and tight margins are putting the screws to quitea few energy marketers, but Frost & Sullivan still sees plentyof room for the industry to grow. Several of the top-20 marketersof 1998 have exited the market, while other companies have beenspurred to acquire assets and start online trading, according to arecent study by the group.

January 31, 2000

Kinder Morgan Transfers $700M in Assets to MLP

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) last week completed one of the keymoves that highlighted its merger with KN Energy in July. Thecompany announced that it intends to contribute more than $700million of assets to its publicly traded master limitedpartnership, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP). The assetsincluded are the Kinder Morgan Interstate pipeline system (formerlyKN Interstate Gas Transmission), a 49% interest in Red CedarGathering and a 33% interest in Trailblazer Pipeline.

December 20, 1999

Kinder Morgan Transfers $700M in Assets to MLP

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) yesterday completed one of the keymoves that highlighted its merger with KN Energy in July. Thecompany announced that it intends to contribute more than $700million of assets to its publicly traded master limitedpartnership, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP). The assetsincluded are the Kinder Morgan Interstate pipeline system (formerlyKN Interstate Gas Transmission), a 49% interest in Red CedarGathering and a 33% interest in Trailblazer Pipeline.

December 17, 1999

Industry Briefs

Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc. filed a preliminary proxystatement with the SEC regarding a proposed merger with the limitedpartners of 25 publicly-held Parker & Parsley limitedpartnerships. According to the plan, each partnership that approvesthe proposals will merge with Pioneer and their partnershipinterests will be converted into the right to receive cash. At thesame time, Pioneer also is offering to acquire 21 non-publiclimited partnerships and 13 privately-held employee partnershipsthrough mergers for cash. Pioneer is the sole or managing generalpartner of all of the partnerships. As a result of the mergers,Pioneer will acquire additional working interests in wellspredominantly located in the Spraberry field in the Permian Basinof West Texas. If approved, the mergers are expected to add twomillion barrels of oil equivalent production next year. The amountof cash Pioneer USA will pay for the partnership interests will bebased on the partnerships’ reserve value plus net working capital(less expenses and fees of the mergers) as of Sept. 30. Undercurrent Nymex futures strip prices, Pioneer estimates that its cashoffer would be $60 million. However, it also said it will consideroffers from third parties to purchase any partnership or itsassets. Persons interested in making an offer should contactTimothy L. Dove or Mark L. Withrow at (972) 444-9001 before Nov. 1.

September 9, 1999

NiSource Extends Deadline, Columbia Unfazed

Columbia shareholders have sent a “resounding message” to theColumbia board to sit down and negotiate a merger deal withNiSource. More than 60% (49,638,497) of CG common shares had beentendered in response to NiSource’s $68/share offer ($5.7 billion)as of last Friday and NiSource extended the deadline of the tenderoffer to Oct. 15.

August 10, 1999

Santa Fe Snyder Buys Into Shell’s Gulf Arsenal

Santa Fe Snyder, the resultant company from the recently approved Santa Fe Energy Resources and Snyder Oil Corp. merger, bought $210 million of interest in four Shell Exploration & Production Co. (SEPCo) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) assets. Closing is expected in August. Last week’s deal, which would give Santa Fe Snyder access to production from the Macaroni, Troika and Brutus deep-water fields as well as the Angus Complex, is expected to add 14.5 MMcf/d and 11,500 b/d of oil to the new company’s production results in 2000.

July 26, 1999

Santa Fe Snyder Buys into Shell’s Gulf Arsenal

Santa Fe Snyder, the resultant company from the recentlyapproved Santa Fe Energy Resources and Snyder Oil Corp. merger,bought $210 million of interest in four Shell Exploration &Production Co. (SEPCo) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) assets. Closing isexpected in August. Monday’s deal, which would give Santa Fe Snyderaccess to production from the Macaroni, Troika and Brutusdeep-water fields as well as the Angus Complex, is expected to add14.5 MMcf/d and 11,500 b/d of oil to the new company’s productionresults in 2000.

July 20, 1999

KN Marketing Signs Gas Management Deal

Continuing a flurry of activity since its proposed merger withSempra Energy fell through (See related story), KN Energy was at itagain Friday as its marketing affiliate, KN Marketing, announced itwas selected to provide gas and fuel management services to a 600MW power plant in Elwood, IL. KN will supply 10 Bcf/year to thisplant at an undisclosed price. The Colorado-based company will alsomanage the plant’s fuel service, including supplying, balancing andmanaging storage and transportation.

July 6, 1999