AGL Energy (AGL) announced that it has terminated an agreement to sell its North Queensland gas assets to Order (Moranbah) Holdings, with certain conditions unable to be satisfied.

The agreement was originally announced on 24 August 2017.

The North Queensland gas assets comprise AGL’s 50 per cent interest in the Moranbah Gas Project Joint Venture (MGPJV) and the North Queensland Energy Joint Venture (NQEJV), as well as AGL’s participation rights in the ATP1103 exploration permit located in the Bowen Basin. Arrow Energy group entities (Arrow) are the joint venture partners in each of these assets.

AGL wrote down the carrying value of the North Queensland gas assets to zero in February 2016 and will continue to recognise as operating expenditure all costs associated with its investment in the assets. There is no change to AGL’s earnings guidance as a result.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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