Origin to sell Darling Downs Pipeline Network for $392M

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by Jessica Amir

Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) has entered into an agreement to sell its Darling Downs Pipeline Network in Queensland for $392 million.

The electricity and gas company says the sale lifts its asset divestment to $1 billion since it announced its divestment program in September 2015.

The assets divestment also exceeded its original $800 million target.

Origin Energy says the sale to Jemena Gas Pipelines Holdings Pty Ltd, is due to be completed by 30 June 2017 and represents a 16.9 times FY2018 EBITDA multiple.

As a result, the company says it’s on track to achieve adjusted net debt of well below $9 billion by 30 June 2017.

Shares in Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) opened 1.29% lower to $7.63.

Jessica Amir

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Jessica is a senior finance journalist and presents bulletins including the Market Outlook, Market at Midday and Market Wrap. She also interviews ASX CEOs and leading fund managers. She joined FNN in January 2017 with over six years of broadcast journalism experience including with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for Prime 7 and WIN News. Jessica has worked in financial planning for over six years with leading wealth managers and in real estate.