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SOUTHERN CO GAS filed this Form 424B5 on 09/08/2016
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This prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the recent acquisition of the interest in Southern Natural Gas, future earnings, growth, supply and demand, costs, subsidiary performance, new technologies and strategic initiatives. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar terminology. There are various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements; accordingly, there can be no assurance that such indicated results will be realized. These factors include:
certain risks and uncertainties associated with the recent acquisition by Southern, including, without limitation:
disruption from the integration process making it more difficult to maintain GAS’ business and operational relationships and the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred; and
the diversion of GAS’ management time on integration issues;
certain risks and uncertainties associated with the recent acquisition of the interest in Southern Natural Gas by GAS, including, without limitation, the diversion of GAS’ management time on acquisition-related issues and the risk that unexpected costs will be incurred during this process;
changes in price, supply and demand for natural gas and related products;
the impact of changes in state and federal legislation and regulation including any changes related to climate matters;
actions taken by government agencies on rates and other matters;
concentration of credit risk;
utility and energy industry consolidation;
the impact on cost and timeliness of construction projects, including GAS’ pipeline projects, from government and other approvals, project delays, adequacy of supply of diversified vendors, and unexpected changes in project costs;
the cost of funds to finance GAS’ construction projects and GAS’ ability to recover certain project costs from customers;
limits on pipeline capacity;
the impact of acquisitions and divestitures;
GAS’ ability to successfully integrate operations that it has or may acquire or develop in the future;
direct or indirect effects on GAS’ business, financial condition or liquidity resulting from a change in GAS’ credit ratings or the credit ratings of GAS’ counterparties or competitors;
interest rate fluctuations;
financial market conditions, including disruptions in the capital markets and lending environment;
general economic conditions;
uncertainties about environmental issues and the related impact of such issues, including GAS’ environmental remediation plans;
the capacity of GAS’ gas storage caverns, which are subject to natural settling and other occurrences;
contracting rates at GAS’ midstream operations storage business;
the impact of weather on the temperature-sensitive portions of GAS’ business;
the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, on the supply and price of natural gas;
acts of war or terrorism;
the outcome of litigation;
the effect of accounting pronouncements issued by standard-setting bodies; and
other factors discussed under “Risk Factors” and elsewhere herein and in GAS’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (which we refer to as the SEC).
GAS Capital and GAS expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise, except as required by law. 


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