By Jaime Llinares Taboada
Centrica PLC said Wednesday that it has agreed to the sale of Spirit Energy's oil-and-gas assets in Norway to Equinor ASA and Sval Energi AS for $1.08 billion.
Centrica, which owns 69% of Spirit Energy, said that the deal will also include a deferred commodity price-linked payment, and that the buyers will be transferred all 830 million pounds ($1.10 million) of decommissioning liabilities.
"We are pleased to continue to bring focus to Centrica's portfolio with these transactions, which are aligned with our strategy to reduce our exposure to carbon-intensive oil-and-gas exploration and production in a way that maximizes shareholder value," Centrica's Chief Executive Chris O'Shea said.
The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.
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