MPLX LP Announces Quarterly Distribution

FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of the general partner of MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) has declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.6875 per common unit for the third quarter of 2020, or $2.75 on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on Nov. 13, 2020, to common unitholders of record as of Nov. 6, 2020.

This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat 100 percent of MPLX’s distributions to foreign investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, MPLX’s distributions to non-United States investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.

About MPLX LP 

MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets, and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. The company also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins. More information is available at www.mplx.com.

Investor Relations Contacts: (419) 421-2071
Kristina Kazarian, Vice President, Investor Relations
Taryn Erie, Manager, Investor Relations

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Michael Baker International Names Gil Bosque, P.E., Vice President and Hamilton, New Jersey, Office Executive

Mr. Bosque brings more than 20 years of transportation engineering experience to new leadership role

HAMILTON, N.J., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, announced today that Gil Bosque, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President and Office Executive for the firm’s Hamilton, New Jersey location. Mr. Bosque brings more than 20 years of transportation engineering experience to his new role, in which he will be key to Michael Baker’s continued growth and success in the Northeast Region and will enable the firm to continue successful expansions into new markets and business lines.

“Gil joined our firm as a Project Manager nearly 15 years ago and ascended to Department Manager before his most recent position as Director of Engineering,” said Magdy Hagag, Northeast Regional Director at Michael Baker International. “His leadership and expertise will be vital as we further develop client relationships, deepen partnerships with consultants and industry leaders, win new work and deliver large-scale, complex projects that leverage the full capabilities of our firm.”

Most recently, Mr. Bosque oversaw the Traffic, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Structures/Geotech and Aviation departments within Michael Baker’s New Jersey operations, while also providing guidance to the Civil/Highway and Construction Management and Construction Inspection (CMCI) teams. His expertise also includes highway and airfield design, construction cost estimating and project management. Mr. Bosque has managed transportation projects of all sizes for clients, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, South Jersey Transportation Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Earlier in his career, he was a Project Engineer with Berger Lehman Associates, P.C., leading the highway design of several large infrastructure projects in New York City.

Mr. Bosque holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is active in ACEC-NJ, serving as Vice Chairman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority Committee and as part of the Steering Committee for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He is also a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, New Jersey.

About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International, celebrating 80 Years of Making a Difference, is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.  The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.

Contact:  Julia Covelli
julia.covelli@mbakerintl.com
(866) 293-4609

 

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EQT Announces Proposed Public Offering Of Common Stock

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) (the Company or EQT) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock (the Offering). The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 shares of its common stock. The Offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the Offering may be completed.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to partially fund the purchase price of the Company’s recently announced acquisition of certain upstream and midstream assets located in the Appalachian Basin from Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (the Chevron Acquisition). The consummation of the Offering is not conditioned upon the completion of the Chevron Acquisition and the consummation of the Offering is not a condition to the completion of the Chevron Acquisition. If the Chevron Acquisition is not consummated, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to repay or redeem outstanding indebtedness, including those with near-term maturities, and for general corporate purposes.

Citigroup, Credit Suisse, BofA Securities and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering. The Offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which was filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering, as well as copies of the final prospectus supplement once available, may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting any of the following underwriters: Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 800-831-9146; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by calling 1-800-221-1037, or by emailing usa.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC  28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@bofa.com; and Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by calling 888-603-5847, or by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Investor Contact:
Andrew Breese
Director, Investor Relations
412.395.2555
ABreese@eqt.com

About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas production company with operations focused in the cores of the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin. We are dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base and being the operator of choice for our stakeholders. By leveraging a culture that prioritizes operational efficiency, technology and sustainability, we seek to continuously improve the way we produce environmentally responsible, reliable and low-cost energy. We have a longstanding commitment to the safety of our employees, contractors, and communities, and to the reduction of our overall environmental footprint. Our values are evident in the way we operate and in how we interact each day – trust, teamwork, heart, and evolution are at the center of all we do.

Cautionary Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this news release specifically include statements regarding the Company’s plans and expected timing with respect to the Offering and Chevron Acquisition. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events, taking into account all information currently available to the Company. While the Company considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company’s control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of the Company’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, volatility of commodity prices; the costs and results of drilling and operations; access to and cost of capital; uncertainties about estimates of reserves, identification of drilling locations and the ability to add proved reserves in the future; the assumptions underlying production forecasts; the quality of technical data; the Company’s ability to appropriately allocate capital and resources among its strategic opportunities; inherent hazards and risks normally incidental to drilling for, producing, transporting and storing natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil; cyber security risks; availability and cost of drilling rigs, completion services, equipment, supplies, personnel, oilfield services and water required to execute the Company’s exploration and development plans; the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof; government regulation or action; environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change; uncertainties related to the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; and disruptions to the Company’s business due to acquisitions and other significant transactions. These and other risks are described under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as updated by Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 

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GALT Acquires Sea Dragon Energy, Inc.

DEL MAR, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. (GALT) has acquired Sea Dragon Energy, Inc. (SDEI) of Florence, Texas in a stock-only exchange on Monday, October 19, 2020. SDEI is now a Majority-owned Subsidiary of GALT and will pursue defense and commercial energy business with emphasis on clean energy.

John Kohut, GALT Chief Executive Officer, stated, “modern military operations are energy intensive and supplying that energy is frequently logistically difficult, expensive and all too often hazardous. Innovative renewable and synthetic energy solutions can unchain our forces from this burden.  Sea Dragon Energy, Inc. will be a leader in that innovation.”

Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. is a spirited, Non-traditional Defense Contractor. As a Service-disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), GALT innovates to bring mission critical information to and from the forward edge of battle. With SDEI acquisition, GALT will expand its information and logistics solutions.

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Renewable Energy Systems Power Long-Term Growth Potential for Global Battery Demand

CLEVELAND, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Though representing a relatively small share of total demand, battery storage in solar and wind energy systems is a key growth area in the $106 billion global battery market, with significant long-term growth opportunities expected as the technology takes hold and renewable energy generation expands:

  • Grid-scale energy storage holds particularly healthy prospects. This emerging battery market segment – which only began to be commercialized at a large scale in 2014 – is expected to see extremely rapid growth, albeit from a small base.
  • Rising use of solar and wind power will create an increased need for grid storage systems to manage energy load.
  • Demand for smaller-scale energy storage solutions will also expand as residential solar installations become more common.

Global Demand for Batteries if Forecast to Grow 8.1% Annually Through 2024

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects global demand for batteries to rise 8.1% per year through 2024 to $156 billion, driven primarily by expansion of the hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) industry, which makes use of high-value lithium-ion batteries. Sales of batteries in a wide variety of consumer products will also increase as spending levels rise.

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Global Batteries is now available from The Freedonia Group. This study covers the global battery industry. Demand by product and market are presented in US dollars. For each country, product demand is presented for:

  • primary alkaline batteries
  • primary zinc-carbon batteries
  • primary lithium batteries
  • other primary batteries, including zinc-air, silver-oxide, nickel oxyhydroxide, and all other primary batteries
  • secondary lead-acid batteries
  • secondary lithium-ion batteries
  • secondary nickel-based batteries
  • other secondary batteries, such as sodium-nickel chloride, rechargeable alkaline, zinc-air, nickel-hydrogen, sodium-sulfur, silver-zinc, nickel-air, lithium-sulfur, aluminum-air, and zinc bromine

Totals for primary and secondary battery demand in each country are segmented into:

  • automotive OEM (including for conventional and hybrid/electric vehicles)
  • automotive aftermarket (including for conventional and hybrid/electric vehicles)
  • consumer OEM
  • consumer replacement
  • other markets (e.g., motive power, UPS systems, telecom backup systems, aerospace and defense, energy storage)

About The Freedonia Group – The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com, is a leading international industrial research company publishing more than 100 studies annually. Since 1985 we have provided research to customers ranging in size from global conglomerates to one-person consulting firms. More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning. Each study includes product and market analyses and forecasts, in-depth discussions of important industry trends, and market share information. Studies can be purchased at www.freedoniagroup.com and are also available on www.marketresearch.com and www.profound.com.

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EQT Announces the Acquisition of Chevron’s Appalachia Assets

Highly attractive, low-risk, strategic bolt-on acquisition

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. under which EQT will acquire Chevron’s upstream and midstream assets located in the Appalachian Basin for $735 million, subject to customary adjustments at closing. The transaction is expected to close late in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, with an effective date under the purchase and sale agreement of July 1, 2020. EQT intends to finance the acquisition, subject to market conditions and other factors, with cash on hand, drawings under its revolving credit facility and/or one or more capital markets transactions.

Asset Highlights:

  • Current net production of approximately 450 MMcfe per day; 75% gas / 25% liquids
  • Approximately 100 work-in-progress wells
  • Approximately 125,000 core net Marcellus acres; 335,000 total net Marcellus acres
  • 31% ownership interest in Laurel Mountain Midstream
  • Two water systems and associated infrastructure located in PA and WV

Transaction Highlights:

  • Low-risk, strategic bolt-on acquisition
  • Valuation underwritten by PDP value and protected through hedging
  • Extensive work-in-progress inventory enables capital efficient development
  • Favorable operating cost structure immediately improves margins and boosts free cash flow profile
  • Expected to be accretive to leverage, free cash flow per share and NAV per share

President and CEO Toby Rice stated, “This acquisition is a natural bolt-on extension of EQT’s dominant position in the core of the southwest Marcellus and supplements our already impressive asset base. With the purchase price underpinned by PDP value, the extensive work-in-progress well inventory, core undeveloped acreage and water assets provide material value upside.  Our unique knowledge of these assets, coupled with our superior operating model, puts these assets in the right hands to maximize the embedded value.”

Rice continued, “The digital work environment and business processes that we have created will allow for the seamless integration of these assets into our existing portfolio, while the favorable financial impacts will benefit both equity and debt holders. This transaction represents another strategic step this team is taking to create value for all stakeholders, while enhancing the durability and sustainability of our business.”

Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor to EQT on the transaction.

About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas production company with operations focused in the cores of the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin. We are dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base and being the operator of choice for our stakeholders.  By leveraging a culture that prioritizes operational efficiency, technology and sustainability, we seek to continuously improve the way we produce environmentally responsible, reliable and low-cost energy.  We have a longstanding commitment to the safety of our employees, contractors, and communities, and to the reduction of our overall environmental footprint. Our values are evident in the way we operate and in how we interact each day – trust, teamwork, heart, and evolution are at the center of all we do.

EQT Management speaks to investors from time to time and the analyst presentation for these discussions, which is updated periodically, is available via the EQT’s investor relations website at https://ir.eqt.com.

Cautionary Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this news release specifically include the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and growth and anticipated financial and operational performance of EQT Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the Company), including guidance regarding the Company’s ability to complete its acquisition of assets from Chevron (the Chevron Acquisition) and the timing of closing, if at all; the projected financial, strategic and operational benefits from the Chevron Acquisition, and the Company’s ability to successfully integrate the assets and achieve such benefits; potential financing sources and amounts for financing the Chevron Acquisition, and the timing of such financings; and the Company’s hedging strategy. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events, taking into account all information currently available to the Company. While the Company considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company’s control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of the Company’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, volatility of commodity prices; the costs and results of drilling and operations; access to and cost of capital; uncertainties about estimates of reserves, identification of drilling locations and the ability to add proved reserves in the future; the assumptions underlying production forecasts; the quality of technical data; the Company’s ability to appropriately allocate capital and resources among its strategic opportunities; inherent hazards and risks normally incidental to drilling for, producing, transporting and storing natural gas, NGLs and oil; cyber security risks; availability and cost of drilling rigs, completion services, equipment, supplies, personnel, oilfield services and water required to execute the Company’s exploration and development plans; the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof; government regulation or action; environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change; uncertainties related to the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; and disruptions to the Company’s business due to acquisitions and other significant transactions. These and other risks are described under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as updated by Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it.

Investor Contact:
Andrew Breese
Director, Investor Relations
412.395.2555
ABreese@eqt.com

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Montana Public Service Commission action on Colstrip misaligned with Montana’s severe capacity shortage

BUTTE, Mont., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE).  Today the Montana Public Service Commission handed down another decision hostile to Colstrip by voting to penalize NorthWestern Energy’s Colstrip operations by $5.7 million through the annual Power Costs and Credits Adjustment Mechanism (PCCAM).  It is particularly disappointing given this disallowance is on top of the risk sharing mechanism that is already part of the PCCAM design.

According to John Hines, Vice President of Energy Supply, “The Commission’s most recent public comments coupled with their repeated refusals to allow NorthWestern to recover costs to purchase power for its customers when Colstrip is not available make it very difficult to purchase the proposed additional interest in Colstrip Unit 4 for $0.50. The Commission’s treatment of Colstrip is not aligned with NorthWestern’s critical need to address a severe and growing capacity shortage in the state.”

Colstrip Unit 4 was taken out of service in mid-2018 to ensure that it could burn fuel cleanly and remain in compliance with emissions standards. The Commission’s decision also disallowed an additional $3.8 million of costs related to the prorated application of a change in state law that eliminates the deadband component of the PCCAM. NorthWestern will evaluate the Commission’s written order once it is issued.

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About NorthWestern Energy (Nasdaq: NWE)
NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 734,800 customers in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We have generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and have generated and distributed electricity and distributed natural gas in Montana since 2002. More information on NorthWestern Energy is available on the company’s website at www.northwesternenergy.com.

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Nexant Patents Fundamental Breakthrough to Mitigate Indeterminacy in Processes of Generation and Delivery of Electrical Energy with Implications beyond Energy Industry

PHOENIX, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In 2016, Nexant grid experts Joseph Bright and Mauro Prais discovered a solution to the problem of indeterminacy in the clearing value of electrical energy in power systems. In particular, the patented approach successfully and consistently determines the clearing values (e.g., prices) when multiple solutions for clearing exist. This fundamental breakthrough can be applied within the energy industry as well as all other industries. A patent was issued on September 8, 2020, for the methodology: U.S. Patent No. 10,770,901.

“Within the electrical energy markets, value indeterminacy may lead to wild swings of congestion rent values. In energy transmission markets, this indeterminacy may cause large amounts of counter-flow bid payout, great variations of returns, and disparity of values across periods.  Such variations and disparities may negatively affect energy generation and transmission systems in a long term.” observed Mauro Prais, a Principal in Nexant’s Grid Management practice.

Joseph Bright, Vice President of Grid Management, said, “Our first inclination when faced with the value indeterminacy problem was to research methods in other industries and throughout the Operations Research field that might address the problem and their application to the electrical energy and other industries. It was quite a shock to realize that nothing existed and the problem has been evidently overlooked. So we proceeded to conduct research to solve the problem.

In a power system, bids are specified for a resource (e.g., power generation and/or transmission) and value quantity (what the bidder considers an appropriate value for obtaining or supplying the resource). At the solution, each resource amount is awarded based upon bids, scarcity in the market, and the associated clearing value (how the market values each resource). Multiple solutions of resources can be handled by pro-rationing of awards. Joseph Bright and Mauro Prais discovered and patented an approach mitigating the clearing value indeterminacy. In this approach, a follow-up optimization determines consistent clearing values using a secondary objective (e.g., price averaging, congestion rent minimization, or auction revenue maximization), while maintaining the original resource awards.  As the result energy generation and transmission systems are provided with long term consistency.

“The idea of optimizing the clearing values remains brand new. It opens up previously-hidden tools as its application can be seen to be quite broad. Many other objective functions of the secondary optimization have been or can be developed. Optimization is never a single solution but a family of market solutions and explanations regarding the results,” said Bright.

This innovative solution was recently added to Nexant’s iHedge software and is available for use by Independent System Operators (ISO), generator owners and energy consumers. Nexant’s iHedge software has been successfully deployed at most of the ISOs in the United States and the market system operation center in New Zealand.

ABOUT NEXANT
Nexant is a software and consulting firm that provides innovative solutions to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, and save resources. We offer expertise in demand-side management, grid management, and renewables, as well as a comprehensive suite of software designed to support these initiatives. Every day, we work with customers to reimagine the world we live in and create a more sustainable energy future.

For more information on Nexant’s services, contact info@nexant.com or visit www.nexant.com.

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Albemarle Corporation Announces Dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announces that it has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.385 per share. The dividend, which has an annualized rate of $1.54, is payable Jan. 4, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of Dec. 11, 2020.

About Albemarle Corporation

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. We think beyond business-as-usual to power the potential of companies in many of the world’s largest and most critical industries, such as energy, electronics, and transportation. We actively pursue a sustainable approach to managing our diverse global footprint of world-class resources. In conjunction with our highly experienced and talented global teams, our deep-seated values, and our collaborative customer relationships, we create value-added and performance-based solutions that enable a safer and more sustainable future.

We regularly post information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, non-GAAP reconciliations, SEC filings and other information regarding our company, its businesses and the markets it serves.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information presented in this press release, including, without limitation, information related to future dividends and results, and all other information relating to matters that are not historical facts may constitute forward- looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from the views expressed. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the outlook expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement include, without limitation: changes in economic and business conditions; adverse changes in liquidity or financial or operating performance; changes in the demand for our products or the end-user markets in which our products are sold and the other factors detailed from time to time in the reports we file with the SEC, including those described under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. We assume no obligation to provide any revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

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EQT Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) (the Company or EQT) announced today that it has priced a public offering of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15.50 per share (the Offering). The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 shares of its common stock.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to partially fund the purchase price of the Company’s recently announced acquisition of certain upstream and midstream assets located in the Appalachian Basin from Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (the Chevron Acquisition). The consummation of the Offering is not conditioned upon the completion of the Chevron Acquisition and the consummation of the Offering is not a condition to the completion of the Chevron Acquisition. If the Chevron Acquisition is not consummated, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to repay or redeem outstanding indebtedness, including those with near-term maturities, and for general corporate purposes.

Citigroup, Credit Suisse, BofA Securities and Barclays are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering. The shares of common stock which the Company intends to sell in the Offering will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which was filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering, as well as copies of the final prospectus supplement once available, may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting any of the following underwriters: Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 800-831-9146; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by calling 1-800-221-1037, or by emailing usa.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC  28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@bofa.com; and Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by calling 888-603-5847, or by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Investor Contact:
Andrew Breese
Director, Investor Relations
412.395.2555
ABreese@eqt.com

About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas production company with operations focused in the cores of the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin. We are dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base and being the operator of choice for our stakeholders. By leveraging a culture that prioritizes operational efficiency, technology and sustainability, we seek to continuously improve the way we produce environmentally responsible, reliable and low-cost energy. We have a longstanding commitment to the safety of our employees, contractors, and communities, and to the reduction of our overall environmental footprint. Our values are evident in the way we operate and in how we interact each day – trust, teamwork, heart, and evolution are at the center of all we do.

Cautionary Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are forward-looking. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this news release specifically include statements regarding the Company’s plans and expected timing with respect to the Offering and Chevron Acquisition. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events, taking into account all information currently available to the Company. While the Company considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond the Company’s control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of the Company’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, volatility of commodity prices; the costs and results of drilling and operations; access to and cost of capital; uncertainties about estimates of reserves, identification of drilling locations and the ability to add proved reserves in the future; the assumptions underlying production forecasts; the quality of technical data; the Company’s ability to appropriately allocate capital and resources among its strategic opportunities; inherent hazards and risks normally incidental to drilling for, producing, transporting and storing natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil; cyber security risks; availability and cost of drilling rigs, completion services, equipment, supplies, personnel, oilfield services and water required to execute the Company’s exploration and development plans; the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof; government regulation or action; environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change; uncertainties related to the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; and disruptions to the Company’s business due to acquisitions and other significant transactions. These and other risks are described under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as updated by Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 

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