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Penn West agrees to sell $1.3B worth of non-core properties

by The Canadian Press   

Manufacturing Energy Oil & Gas

Firm didn't specify location of assets to be sold or buyers, but expects deals will close before Dec. 31

CALGARY—Penn West Petroleum Ltd. has agreed in principle to sell $1.3-billion worth of its non-core properties, representing the equivalent of 12,000 barrels per day of production.

The Calgary-based company says it will use funds from the sale to repay a portion of the money drawn on its credit facilities.

Penn West didn’t specify the location of the assets to be sold, or the buyers, but said it expects the dispositions will close before Dec. 31.

The company has been positioning itself to concentrate on light-oil plays, particularly along the Cardium formation in southern Alberta.



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