EDF Trading acquires Midwest C&I gas portfolio from ConocoPhillips

EDF Trading today announced that it has acquired the Midwest commercial and industrial natural gas portfolio from ConocoPhillips.

The business currently sells nearly 50 BCF of gas per year to 200 commercial and industrial customers in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kentucky, including many recognized industrial, commercial, healthcare, governmental and educational institutions.

“This is an important acquisition for us,” said John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive of EDF Trading. “It will expand our commercial and industrial business in the Midwest market and will allow us to offer power as well as gas to this strategically important customer base.”

The business has nine employees based out of Merrillville, Indiana who will be joining EDF Trading’s Commercial and Industrial supply team. EDF Trading currently provides retail electricity supply to large commercial and industrial clients in four states (Texas, California, New York, and Illinois), serving five major ISOs.

“The acquisition will increase the geographical footprint of our retail business and provide added value and convenience to current and future C&I customers in North America”, said Mary Anne Brelinsky, head of North American Retail at EDF Trading.

Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

EDF Trading is the fifth largest marketer of Gas and the fifteenth largest retail supplier of non-residential power in North America. 

For further information, please contact:
EDF Trading
Michele Reid, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7061 4232

About EDF Trading
EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. It has its own portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world. These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.

EDF Trading is one of the largest participants in the global power, gas, coal, freight and environmental products markets. It is one of the top buyers of carbon credits from global CDM projects and has one of the most mature portfolios in the market. It is the largest importer of coal into Europe, a pioneer in the biomass market, a recognised leader in weather derivatives, one of the largest providers of market services to the wholesale gas and power sectors in North America with 23,000 MW of generation under management and the leading electricity trader in Europe.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, Europe’s leading electricity producer, a major player in renewable energies, a significant participant in the worldwide revival of nuclear energy with a growing presence in the natural gas industry.

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