Energy Briefs

IN TODAY'S Energy Briefs: Origin sells Contact; Carnegie's Scottish windfall; Blue's R&D win; Shell icebreaker released; Octanex secures Ascalon location; Oilex funding saved; Kinetiko gets sales approvals; Sankofa gets backing; BoA's $125B clean energy fund; Shell wins in Albania; counting the cost of Nigeria's missing oil; ExxonMobil rig leaves Guyana; BG starts up second FPSO.

Origin Energy

After around a decade owning 53.09% of New Zealand energy generator Contact Energy, Origin has decided to sell off the business to institutional investors at $NZ4.