Pipeline company Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. said May 9 it would continue as a stand-alone entity, following a strategic review that considered options including a sale.
The company said its decision was consistent with the recommendation of a special committee of independent directors not affiliated with Kinder Morgan Inc., which holds about 70% majority voting interest in the Canadian entity.
Kinder Morgan Inc. said in October that it was exploring all options for Kinder Morgan Canada, as it saw a sellers' market for the Canadian company's assets.
Kinder Morgan Canada highlighted its infrastructure operations across western Canada, underpinned by multiyear take-or-pay contracts, and stable cash flows for its decision to remain independent.
Kinder Morgan Canada said it expects adjusted core earnings of about $213 million and distributable cash flow from continuing operations of about $109 million in 2019.
The company said it plans to invest about $32 million in expansion projects, in line with its budget.
Despite production cutbacks, US storage is expected to be full by mid-year.
The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain pipeline has been shut down since June 13 following an oil spill at a pump station in British Columbia, the pipeline company said.
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