PARIS Oct 17 France's GDF Suez is
considering a bid for Repsol's liquefied natural gas
(LNG) assets, but has not submitted an offer yet, Chief
Executive Gerard Mestrallet said on Wednesday.
The Spanish oil company has received at least six offers
from other firms for the package of stakes in liquefied natural
gas plants which it put up for sale earlier this year, sources
with knowledge of the matter told Reuters last month.
Asked during a conference call whether he was interested in
bidding for these assets, Mestrallet replied: "It is rather
normal since these activities concern some fields in which we
are already present. We are looking at it, but we haven't taken
any decision yet obviously, and I don't know if we will submit
an offer or not."
Repsol launched in July the sale of the LNG interests, which
include a 75 percent stake in a regasification plant in Canada,
a 20 percent stake in a liquefaction plant in Peru and a 23
percent interest in the Atlantic liquefaction plant in Trinidad
(Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Mark Potter)