Regency Energy Partners to buy PVR Partners for $5.6 billion

Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:23am EDT

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(Reuters) - Natural gas pipeline operator Regency Energy Partners LP (RGP.N) will buy rival PVR Partners LP PVR.N for $5.6 billion, including debt, giving it a foothold in the prolific Marcellus and Utica shale fields.

The deal includes the assumption of $1.8 billion in debt, the companies said.

(Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)