Dominion Resources, Questar Corporation to Combine in $4.4 Billion Deal

Dominion Resources, Inc., February 3, 2016

Dominion Resources, Inc. and Questar Corporation have announced an agreement for the companies to combine in an all-cash transaction in which Dominion has agreed to pay Questar shareholders $25 per share – about $4.4 billion – and assume Questar's outstanding debt.

The transaction would be accretive to Dominion upon closing – expected by year-end 2016 – with limited impact on the company's balance sheet. Dominion intends to finance the transaction in a manner that supports the company's existing credit ratings targets, using equity, mandatory convertibles and debt at Dominion, and equity at Dominion Midstream Partners, LP. The Dominion-Questar combination also is expected to support Dominion's 2017 earnings growth rate and allow the company to reach the top of or exceed its 2018 growth targets.

Questar, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a natural gas distribution, pipeline, storage and cost-of-service gas supply company. It serves nearly 1 million homes and businesses in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, with approximately 97 percent of those customer accounts in Utah. Questar employs about 1,700 people and has about $4.2 billion in assets, including approximately 27,500 miles of gas distribution pipeline, 3,400 miles of gas transmission pipeline, and 56 billion cubic feet of working gas storage. Its regional cost-of-service gas supply business has provided reliable supply and saved Questar Gas customers more than $1 billion over the past 35 years under a public service commission-approved framework.

Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion, said "Dominion is very pleased to join with Questar. Like Dominion, Questar has a history of safe and reliable operations, integrity and a firm commitment to its employees and the communities it serves. Questar's customers can count on a continuation of the high-quality service they have enjoyed for years. This addition is well-aligned with Dominion's existing strategic focus on core regulated energy infrastructure operations."

Ron Jibson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Questar, said "Questar is excited to be joining the Dominion family of companies and serve as the hub of its Western operations. Our similar cultures and commitment to customers, shareholders, communities and employees make this a win-win transaction. Dominion's reputation among its peers and analysts is unmatched. We're proud to become part of America's most-admired gas and electric utility."


About Dominion

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 24,300 megawatts of generation, 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 14 states. For more information about Dominion visit the company's website at

About Questar

Questar Corp. is a Rockies-based integrated natural gas company operating through three principal subsidiaries: Questar Gas provides retail natural gas distribution in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho; Wexpro develops and produces natural gas on behalf of Questar Gas; and Questar Pipeline operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the Western U.S. For more information, visit Questar's website at:

Comments and Discussion

There are no comments yet.

Add a Comment

Please log in or register to participate in comments and discussions.

Inspectioneering Journal

Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

Company Directory

Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

Job Postings

Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

Event Calendar

Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

Industry News

Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.


Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.


Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.

Asset Intelligence Reports

Download brief primers on various asset integrity management topics.


Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.