Southern Union Company and CMS Energy Corporation

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In the Matter of Southern Union Company and CMS Energy Corporation.
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Part 2 Consents

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Eastern District of Virginia

Case Summary

Southern Union Company settled antitrust concerns stemming from its proposed acquisition of the Panhandle pipeline from CMS Energy Corporation. The consent order permitted the acquisition but required Southern Union to terminate an agreement to manage the Central pipeline which transports natural gas to several counties in Missouri and Kansas.