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Elliott urges oil and gas producer Energen to explore sale-WSJ

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp is urging U.S. oil and gas producer Energen Corp, which is already under pressure from top shareholder Corvex Management, to explore a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

New York-based Elliott owns 4 percent to 5 percent of Energen, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters could not immediately reach Elliott for comment. (Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)