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Suncor Energy Inc. is continuing to pare down assets that don't fit with its core oil sands business, announcing the sale of natural gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago for $386-million.

The company said in a statement Thursday that the sale to Centrica PLC, which is expected to close by the end of the first quarter, is subject to Trinidad and Tobago government and regulatory approvals.

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Suncor, which merged with former Crown corporation Petro-Canada in August, aims to trim between $2-billion and $4-billion in non-core properties from its oil sands-focused portfolio.

So far, Suncor has shed about $907-million in assets, including the January sale of its Colorado natural gas properties to Houston-based Noble Energy Inc. for $494-million (U.S.).

Suncor has also agreed to sell 98 gas stations in Ontario to Husky Energy Inc.

Some smaller holdings in the North Sea are still on the block.

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