REFILE-Laclede to buy two utilities from Energy Transfer for $1 bln

Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:35am EST

Dec 17 (Reuters) - Utility holding company Laclede Group Inc will acquire two Southern Union utilities, Missouri Gas Energy and New England Gas Co, from Energy Transfer Equity for about $1 billion, the companies said.

Energy Transfer Equity took over pipeline operator Southern Union Co last year.