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Williams Will Buy Access Midstream Partners For $6 Billion

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June 16, 2014

Williams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ) is proposing a merger with Access Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: ACMP) after a $6 billion purchase that would create one of the biggest U.S. transporters of fuel at a time of increased natural-gas exploration, Bloomberg said June 16.

Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB), the company that controls Williams Partners, agreed to buy control of Access Midstream from Global Infrastructure Partners II, Williams said in a statement June 15. The combined companies would have a market value of about $36.9 billion. Williams’ share gained the most ...

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