Tortoise Index Solutions today announced that Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) will be removed from the Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM (TNAP) as a result of last week’s announcement that the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the merger with Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK). Rebalancing of TNAP constituents will occur after the close of business on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, consistent with the index’s methodology.
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About Tortoise North American Pipeline IndexSM
The Tortoise North American Pipeline Index is a float-adjusted, capitalization weighted index of pipeline companies that are organized and have their principal place of business in the United States or Canada. A pipeline company is defined as a company that either 1) has been assigned a standard industrial classification (“SIC”) system code that indicates the company operates in the energy pipeline industry or 2) has at least 50% of its assets, cash flow or revenue associated with the operation or ownership of energy pipelines. Pipeline companies engage in the business of transporting natural gas, crude oil and refined products, storing, gathering and processing such gas, oil and products and local gas distribution. The index includes pipeline companies structured as corporations, limited liability companies and master limited partnerships (MLPs).
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