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    Pipeline operator TC Energy beats Q4 profit estimates on high demand


Profits up from both Canadian and US natural gas pipeline businesses. [Image credit: Coastal GasLink]

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Pipeline operator TC Energy beats Q4 profit estimates on high demand

 - Pipeline operator TC Energy TRP.TO beat fourth-quarter profit estimates on Friday, helped by high demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Exports from the U.S. rose 14.7% annually, driven largely by the return to full production of the Freeport LNG plant, which suffered a fire in 2022. Other firms also increased their processing efficiency in 2023, LSEG data showed.

Adjusted core profit from TC Energy's U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines segment was up at C$1.23 billion ($912.73 million) in the quarter, compared to C$1.14 billion the previous year.

Earnings were also helped by growth in adjusted core profit in the company's Canadian natural gas pipelines segment, where profit was up about 35%, to C$1.03 billion, in the reported quarter.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company expects 2024 capital expenditure to be between C$8.5 billion and C$9.0 billion.

Adjusted core profit from TC Energy's liquids pipeline segment was up 4% from the previous year, at C$379 million. 

The company said last year it would spin off its oil pipeline business and focus on transporting natural gas - a move aimed at raising money to repay its debt.

It said Coastal GasLink, its long delayed pipeline project that achieved mechanical completion in November, would continue post-construction and reclamation activities throughout 2024.

TC Energy reported an adjusted profit of C$1.35 per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with analysts' average estimate of C$1.11 per share, according to LSEG data.

($1 = 1.3476 Canadian dollars)

(Reporting by Tanay Dhumal in Bengaluru; Editing by Pooja Desai)