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Quicksilver Resources Inc. (KWK: Quote) announced that it has executed an agreement to sell an undivided 25% interest in its Barnett Shale oil and gas assets to TG Barnett Resources LP, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. for $485 million. Quicksilver expects proceeds from the transaction to reduce its debt.

Quicksilver will remain as operator of the assets and future development spending will be shared in proportion to each party's working interest in accordance with applicable operating agreements.

The effective date of the transaction is September 1, 2012, with closing expected to occur on April 30, 2013.

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