KOGAS selling stake in Kitimat’s LNG Canada

Reuters is reporting that the Korean Gas Corp is selling part of its stake in the Shell-led LNG Canada project in Kitimat.

Reuters says KOGAS CEO Jang Seok-hyo told the World Energy Congress that the company is considering selling 5 to 10 per cent of its stake in the LNG Canada project. It currently holds 20 per cent.

The sale is apparently an effort to improve the company’s bottom line.  The South Korean government recently began a review of state-owned oil and gas investments with are suffering from poor profits.

Kogas, which is the world’s largest corporate buyer of LNG, is also considering selling part of its 15 per cent holding in the $18.5 billion Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project in Australia.