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Texas pipeline firm buys Sunoco

Philly.com -- Sunoco Inc, the 126-year-old Philadelphia oil company that is in the process of exiting the refining business, is being acquired for $5.3 billion by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. , a Dallas pipeline company.

The two companies announced Monday they had entered into a definitive merger agreement in which ETP will acquire Sunoco for a combination of cash and stock for about $50.13 a share, or 29 percent premium above Sunoco’s aver closing price for the last 20 days.

Sunoco,which has 4,900 retail fuel outlets, and its pipeline affiliate, Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. will maintain their headquarters in the Philadelphia area. ETP will own Sunoco’s general partner interest in Sunoco Logistics as well as Sunoco’s 32.4 percent interest in Sunoco Logistics’ partnership units.

Under the merger


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Cakes77
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Thanks for your nice comments folks on this article. Keep them coming!
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Hope that translates to cheaper pump prices
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Dooooh
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ok!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 3:45:39 PM

Midstream (the pipeline business) is one of the more remunerative parts of Big Oil. You're pretty much a cost-plus operation with steady demand, and there are a lot of barriers to entry.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:58:23 PM

Maybe this will help gas prices come down! It's like one stop shopping!!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:30:53 PM

wow! Looks like quite a big buy! And an actual good one
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:10:14 PM

It seems to be a logical business deal.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:05:36 PM

Sounds good so far - hope it'll help with some of the pricing.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:58:46 PM

Hope it is a good investment for ETP!
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ok
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Uhh o chon-go The spread of this disease will continue at a rapid pace.
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now we know why they've been selling off refineries...to look more profitable.
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THATS GOOD GET IT DONE.......
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 12:14:24 PM

Good. Better than an overseas concern or the eco left buying it.
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