Dec. 9 — CenterPoint executives expected to announce a buyer by the second quarter of 2021, expressing confidence in their ability to offload assets with more than 520,000 customers, 17,000 miles of gas main and $700 million in combined rate base. The sale is a critical part of financing CenterPoint’s turnaround strategy, which revolves around investing heavily in the company’s electric power business.

— S&P Global