June 2 — CenterPoint said in February that it was selling its natural gas retail business for $400 million to Energy Capital Partners of New Jersey, a private equity investor with other investments in Houston. But when the completed deal was announced this week, CenterPoint said it received $286 million, 28 percent less than expected, reflecting changes in commodity prices and factors related to the timing of the closing, according to securities filings. No other details were available.

— Houston Chronicle