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Company news: Origin Energy

Origin Energy announced it is planning to spin off its conventional gas assets - including production and exploration fields in the Cooper Basin (SA/Qld), Otway (Vic), BassGas (Vic), offshore NZ, and Bonaparte, Waitsia and Beharra Springs (WA).   Gas supply agreements will be established between the spun-off company and Origin.

The IPO is slated for 2017, and proceeds will be used to reduce Origin's debt.  Post the IPO, Origin will comprise the electricity production and gas/electricity retailing business, as well as what will be know as Integrated Gas - the APLNG part ownership along with the associated unconventional gas production.