EQT Sells Jupiter Pipeline System to Itself for $1.18 Billion

Yesterday Marcellus Shale driller EQT sold it’s Jupiter natural gas gathering pipeline system in Greene and Washington counties (PA) to…itself. Or rather, EQT Corporation has sold the Jupiter system to EQT Midstream Partners LP. Two different companies on paper, but still the same company overall. The deal to itself was for $1.18 billion–$1.12 billion of cash and $59 million of common and general partner units. All of which will keep the accountants busy and happy for a few months.

You may recall this is not the first time EQT has sold something to itself (see EQT Sells Sunrise Pipeline Operation to Itself for $540M). Oh the hoops we jump through to try to make a living under our bizarre tax codes. Here’s the announcement, with some interesting details about the Jupiter gathering system…

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