May 31, 2019 / 6:14 PM / 3 months ago

Total reaches deal to buy Toshiba's U.S. LNG business - source

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - French energy group Total has reach a deal to buy Toshiba's U.S. liquified natural gas business, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The acquisition comes amid a drive by Total to expand its LNG portfolio, and follows the French company's proposed $8.8 billion deal to acquire Anadarko's Africa assets, which include an LNG project in Mozambique.

Toshiba is expected to book about 100 billion yen ($921 million) in losses over the sale, Nikkei reported earlier. (Reporting by Bate Felix, Writing by Sarah White. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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