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10-Q
SOUTHERN UNION CO filed this Form 10-Q on 08/08/2013
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Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this report, excluding historical information, as well as some statements by Southern Union Company and its subsidiaries (“Southern Union” or the “Company”) in periodic press releases and some oral statements of the Company’s officials during presentations about the Company, include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are identified as any statement that does not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Statements using words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “project,” “plan,” “expect,” “continue,” “estimate,” “goal,” “forecast,” “may,” “will” or similar expressions help identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and current expectations and projections about future events, no assurance can be given that such assumptions, expectations, or projections will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company’s actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, projected, forecasted, estimated or expressed in forward-looking statements since many of the factors that determine these results are subject to uncertainties and risks that are difficult to predict and beyond management’s control. For additional discussion of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, see “Part I — Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2013.
Definitions
The following is a list of certain acronyms and terms generally used in the energy industry and throughout this document:
/d
 
per day
 
 
 
APUC
 
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
 
 
 
Btu
 
British thermal units
 
 
 
Citrus
 
Citrus Corp.
 
 
 
Citrus Merger
 
ETP’s acquisition of Citrus Corp. on March 26, 2012
 
 
 
EBITDA
 
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
EPA
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency
 
 
 
ETE
 
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
 
 
 
ETE Merger
 
ETE’s acquisition of Southern Union on March 26, 2012
 
 
 
ETP
 
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., a subsidiary of ETE
 
 
 
ETP GP
 
Energy Transfer Partners GP, L.P., the general partner of ETP
 
 
 
ETP LLC
 
Energy Transfer Partners, L.L.C., the general partner of ETP GP
 
 
 
Exchange Act
 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
 
 
FERC
 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
 
 
 
GAAP
 
Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America
 
 
 
Holdco
 
ETP Holdco Corporation
 
 
 
IDRs
 
Incentive Distribution Rights
 
 
 
LIBOR
 
London Interbank Offer Rate
 
 
 
Laclede Massachusetts
 
Plaza Massachusetts Acquisition, Inc.
 
 
 
Laclede Missouri
 
Plaza Missouri Acquisition, Inc.
 
 
 
LDC Disposal Group
 
Southern Union’s Missouri Gas Energy and New England Gas Company divisions
 
 
 
LNG
 
Liquefied natural gas
 
 
 
LNG Holdings
 
Trunkline LNG Holdings, LLC
 
 
 
MDPU
 
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
 
 
 
Merger Sub
 
Sigma Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETE
 
 
 

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