State-run PetroChina has announced plans to sell its 50% stake in subsidiary Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Co. for as much as RMB15.5 billion (US$2.4 billion), The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The sale of natural gas pipeline assets to a unit of state-owned China Reform Holdings Corp. comes after PetroChina’s net profit plummeted more than 80% in the third quarter thanks to weak global oil and gas demand. The divestment may also mark the early days of long-anticipated reforms to China’s energy colossi meant to make them leaner and more profitable.
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