Tara A. Higgins
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner and co-head of the U.S. Energy practice Tara A. Higgins was part of a cross-practice team that recently advised Southern Star Central Corp. with its $450 million private offering of 5.125 percent senior notes due 2022.
Southern Star, the parent company of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc., is an interstate natural gas transportation company in the Midwest and Mid-continent regions. Southern Star’s pipeline system is composed of approximately 6,000 miles of mainline and branch transmission and storage pipelines located in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. Southern Star is indirectly owned by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and certain other affiliated investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc.