BRIEF-Statoil in United States gas transport deal

OSLO, March 2 Tue Mar 2, 2010 3:15am EST

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OSLO, March 2 (Reuters) - Statoil (STL.OL) said:

* In transportation agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline (a subsidiary of El Paso Corp EP.N) and Texas Eastern Transmission (a subsidiary of Spectra Energy Corp (SE.N))

* Agreement ensures right to transport up to 2 bln cubic metres per year

* Deal ensures right to deliver natural gas to New Jersey, New York City from the Northern Marcellus production area

* Contracts expected to start November 2013

(Reporting by Oslo newsroom)