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Enbridge completes simplification push; Shell in talks to buy Endeavor Energy

Coal M&A

Mitsubishi to sell Clermont, Ulan coal mines stakes for A$750M

Mitsubishi Corp. agreed to sell its 31.4% interest in the Clermont coal mine in Queensland, Australia, and 10% interest in the Ulan coal mine in New South Wales for A$750 million.

Alliance Resource Partners to buy oil, gas mineral interests for $176M

U.S. coal producer Alliance Resource Partners LP agreed to acquire oil and gas mineral interests in the Anadarko, Permian, Willison and Appalachian shale basins for $176 million.

Natural gas/midstream M&A

Joint ventures, private buyouts to dominate 2019 oil, gas pipeline M&A

After internal reorganizations dominated 2018 midstream energy M&A, analysts expect pipeline companies to focus on partnering up for projects in the year ahead as public equity funding remains scant, with private buyers potentially taking out smaller independent operators.

Enbridge closes roll-ups of sponsored affiliates to complete simplification push

Enbridge Inc. completed its mergers with Enbridge Energy Partners LP and Enbridge Energy Management LLC, wrapping up the roll-ups of its sponsored vehicles to simplify its corporate structure.

Enbridge closes $3.3B simplification merger with Spectra Energy Partners

Enbridge closed the acquisition of all outstanding common units of Spectra Energy Partners LP valued at $3.3 billion, bringing Enbridge one step closer to its corporate simplification goal.

Report: Shell in initial talks to buy Endeavor Energy for $8B

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC is in talks to buy Texas-based oil producer Endeavor Energy Resources LP for about $8 billion. Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips had all also been considering making a play for Endeavor, but their interest has reportedly fizzled.

Husky gets regulatory approvals for takeover bid for MEG Energy

Husky Energy Inc. obtained all required regulatory approvals for its offer to acquire the oil sands producer MEG Energy Corp. through a deal worth C$6.4 billion.

Report: Kuwait wealth fund set to sell stake in North Sea midstream business

The sovereign wealth fund of Kuwait is set to divest 40% of its stake in the North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd. business, which it acquired from ArcLight Capital Partners LLC in July, to JPMorgan Asset Management Ltd.

Report: Stonepeak part of group exploring bid for Tallgrass Energy

A group of investors are exploring a bid for midstream energy company Tallgrass Energy LP.

Snam, partners close purchase of 66% stake in DESFA, Greek regasification plant

A consortium of European companies that includes Snam SpA, Enagás SA and Fluxys SA has completed the acquisition of a 66% stake in DESFA SA, the Greek operator of the natural gas transport network, for an amount of €535 million.

Buckeye closes pipeline, terminal asset sale for $450M

Buckeye Partners LP closed its sale of domestic pipeline and terminal assets for $450 million in cash, as part of a number of actions the partnership executed after emerging from a strategic review.

NGL Energy Partners to sell water disposal assets in Delaware Basin for $238.8M

NGL Energy Partners LP agreed to divest its water disposal assets in the South Pecos production area for $238.8 million, in an effort to sharpen its focus on its water disposal operations in the Delaware Basin.

Halcón Resources completes Delaware Basin water infrastructure asset sale

Oil and gas driller Halcón Resources Corp. closed its sale of all its water infrastructure assets in the Delaware Basin to a subsidiary of WaterBridge Resources LLC, receiving an initial payment of $200 million in cash.

Ring to acquire Texas drilling acreage from Carlyle unit

Texas-based Ring Energy Inc. has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Carlyle Group LP subsidiary Tessara Petroleum Resources for the acquisition of assets in Andrews County, Texas.

Couche-Tard, CrossAmerica agree to exchange assets

Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and motor fuel distributor CrossAmerica Partners LP have entered an agreement for a series of asset exchanges expected to occur over a period of two years.

Sunoco closes $125M refined products terminals buy from American Midstream

American Midstream Partners LP completed the sale of its refined products terminaling business to Energy Transfer LP fuel distributor Sunoco LP for roughly $125 million in cash.

OMV closes $65M deal to sell Tunisian upstream business to Panoro unit

Vienna-based OMV AG closed the transaction to sell subsidiary OMV Tunisia Upstream GmbH for US$65 million to Panoro Energy ASA subsidiary Panoro Tunisia Production AS.

Total to acquire Petrobras' 10% stake in Lapa field offshore Brazil

Oil major TOTAL SA has acquired a 10% stake in the deepwater Lapa oil field block BM-S-9 from Petróleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras, amounting to US$50 million.

Weatherford sells surface data logging business to Excellence Logging for $50M

Switzerland-based Weatherford International PLC signed a definitive agreement to sell its surface data logging business to London-based oilfield services company Excellence Logging for $50 million in cash.

Blackbird shareholders approve merger with Pipestone

Calgary-based Blackbird Energy Inc.'s shareholders approved its merger with fellow western Canadian oil and gas producer Pipestone Oil Corp.

Pieridae closes acquisition of Alberta producer to support Goldboro LNG project

The Calgary, Alberta-based LNG company Pieridae Energy Ltd. closed its acquisition of all the outstanding shares of western Canadian oil and gas producer Ikkuma Resources Corp., allowing Pieridae to secure gas resources for its planned Goldboro LNG facility.

SEACOR teams with private Mexican firm to acquire UP Offshore

Louisiana-based SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. will establish a joint venture company with Proyectos Globales de Energia y Servicios CME SA de CV, a private Mexican company, for the acquisition of UP Offshore (Bahamas) Ltd.