BG Group completes sale of QCLNG pipeline

BG Group completes sale of QCLNG pipeline

BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L), a world leader in exploration and LNG, announced it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned 543 kilometre pipeline network linking natural gas fields and the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) export facility to APA Group (ASX: APA).

This transaction has resulted in gross proceeds for BG Group of around US$4.6 billion. The proceeds reflect indexation movements to the long term tariff payable since the transaction announcement on 10 December 2014, and are in line with the $4.5 to $5 billion range provided in Q1 2015.

Tariffs payable on the pipeline are set to provide a fixed rate of return on the asset base with the primary tariff components escalating annually with US inflation indices. On an annualised basis, the full pipeline tariff is approximately US$360 million.

The sale proceeds will be used to reduce net debt and to fund future growth investment.


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