Questar Gas Company, subsidiary of Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR), has reached an agreement with Eagle Mountain to purchase the municipality’s natural gas system, contingent on meeting the purchase-agreement terms.
“We’re pleased to have this agreement with Eagle Mountain,” said Craig Wagstaff, Questar Gas executive vice president and COO. “Located southwest of Salt Lake City, this municipal natural gas system serves more than 6,000 homes in one of Utah’s fastest-growing areas. The purchase will provide Questar Gas with operational advantages and a good return on our investment.”
Questar Gas has been in discussions with city leaders for about a year. The company expects to complete the purchase by the end of the year.
Eagle Mountain incorporated in 1996, when the city’s population was 250. As the state’s third-largest city geographically – 44 square miles – Eagle Mountain boasts 24,000 residents and lots of space for growth. The gas system is about 15 years old and consists of six miles of steel high-pressure pipeline and 120 miles of intermediate high-pressure main lines and service lines.
About Questar Corporation
Questar is a Rockies-based integrated natural gas company with an enterprise value of about $5.6 billion, operating through three principal subsidiaries:
Questar Gas Company
provides retail natural gas distribution in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho;
develops and produces natural gas from cost-of-service reserves for Questar Gas customers; and
Questar Pipeline Company
operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the western U.S. and provides other energy services.