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BG Exits CATS Pipeline In $954 Million Sale To Antin

|Includes: BG Group Plc ADR (BRGYY)

BG Group has agreed to sell its equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure Partners for total proceeds up to £562 million (US$954 million). Under the agreement, BG will sell its 62.78% interest in CATS for £523 million, and a deferred amount of £39 million.

CATS comprises a fixed-riser platform linked to the Everest oil and gas platform, 1.7 Bcf/d capacity subsea pipeline and a two-train onshore gas processing terminal at Teesside which has capacity of 1.2 Bcf/d.

The sale of the CATS interest is in line with BG's strategy to actively manage its asset portfolio and deliver value to shareholders.

In Oct-2013, Azure Resources announced the acquisition of TGGT Midstream, a 50-50 JV between BG Group and Exco Resources.

In Sep-2013, BG Group completed the transaction to sell its final 20% equity interest in the Quintero LNG regasification terminal in Chile to Enagas for $176 million.

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