BG Group Completes Purchase of El Paso Canada Inc.


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BG Group has completed the purchase of El Paso Oil and Gas Canada Inc. from El Paso Corporation for a cash consideration of US$ 345.6 million. The announcement that BG Group had agreed the purchase was made on 16 February 2004.

The assets held by the acquired company, which will now be called BG Canada Exploration and Production Inc. BG Canada, include 630,000 acres of net undeveloped oil and gas acreage, which BG believes hold considerable exploration potential.

The company also holds producing assets, concentrated in four core areas in Alberta and British Columbia.

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