EQT Corp. nearly tripled its earnings during the past quarter compared to the same time last year.
The Downtown Pittsburgh-based oil and gas company reported profit of $86.9 million, or 57 cents per share, compared with $31.4 million, or 21 cents per share for the second quarter of 2012.
The numbers include EQT's share of EQT Midstream Partners LP, another public company which also reported earnings today.
EQT Midstream Partners posted profit of $17.9 million, or 50 cents per share.
EQT Corp. also said today that regulatory approvals for the proposed sale of its gas utility, Equitable Gas, to Peoples Natural Gas should arrive by the end of the year.