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Important Milestones in Our History

Spectra Energy's ability to shape the future began nearly a century ago, with a "Big Inch" pipeline that grew into a big, bold company providing reliable natural gas products and dependable customer service.

While we are a new public company, our reputation for delivering natural gas to meet customer needs has been built over time, by dedicated men and women across the U.S. and Canada.

Evolution of Spectra Energy


Significant Milestones

1947
Texas Eastern Transmission was founded following the purchase of the Big Inch and Little Big Inch crude oil pipelines from the U.S. government, thus initiating natural gas transmission service from the energy fields of East Texas to the northeastern United States.

1953
Algonquin commenced operations and made its first deliveries of Gulf Coast natural gas to New England customers.

1989
Texas Eastern's board announced the $3.22 billion deal with Panhandle Eastern Corp. in which Texas Eastern became a wholly owned subsidiary of Panhandle Eastern. The new company had four major pipelines: Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line, Trunkline Gas, Texas Eastern Transmission and Algonquin Gas Transmission.

1997
Duke Power and PanEnergy merged, forming Duke Energy.

2000
Duke Energy purchased East Tennessee Natural Gas (ETNG) from El Paso Energy. The purchase established interconnects between ETNG and Texas Eastern Transmission to provide Duke Energy with seamless service from the Gulf Coast to ETNG's southeastern markets.

Duke Energy purchased Market Hub Partners LP from NiSource.

2002
Duke Energy acquired Westcoast Energy. The acquisition significantly strengthened the company's natural gas transmission and storage capacity positions, by adding more than 6,000 miles of transmission pipeline, 155 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity and 16,500 miles of distribution pipeline.

2007

Spectra Energy separated from Duke Energy to become an independent publicly traded, pure-play natural gas business.

Spectra Energy formed Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Spectra Energy Partners, LP.

2009
Spectra Energy Partners, LP purchased Ozark Gas Transmission and Ozark Gas Gathering (Ozark).


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