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Centrica joins the UK shale gas hunt

Centrica joins the UK shale gas hunt

Report summary

Centrica is to acquire a 25% stake in onshore licence PEDL 165, located in northwest England, from Cuadrilla Resources and AJ Lucas. Centrica will make an up-front cash payment of US$62.5 million (£40 million),but the total consideration could rise to US$250 million. This marks the first UK shale gas-focussed M&A proper, and heralds the arrival of one of the UK's biggest gas players on the scene. Centrica will view its move into UK uncons as an expansion of its exploration ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
    • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Centrica's perspective
    • Cuadrilla's perspective
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • UK Bowland-Hodder Shales Map
  • Deal analysis
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
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