Shell agrees to sell its interest in CO2 unit to Kinder Morgan

Shell Exploration & Production Co. agreed to sell its 80% interests in Shell CO2 Co. Ltd.-the largest US transporter and marketer of carbon dioxide-for $185.5 million to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, which already holds the other 20%.With the pending sale of Shell's 36% interest in Altura Energy LP (see story, p. 29), Shell CO2 is no longer a core business or strategic fit, officials said.Altura is a limited partnership formed by the 1997 combination of Amoco Corp. and Shell properties in the Permian basin. Half of Altura's current production comes from large CO2 injection projects, which has earned the partnership the reputation as the best and biggest operator of CO2 floods....

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