Failed US energy giant Enron has been given permission to sell its most prized remaining asset - its natural gas pipeline arm CrossCountry Energy.
Enron's fall shocked America
A US federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved Enron's agreement to see the US pipelines for $2bn (£1.6bn) to consortium CCE Holdings.
Enron chose the CCE offer last week in a closed-door auction, and the sale is expected to be completed by December.
CCE is a joint venture of Southern Union and Commercial Finance Energy.
Enron is also to sell another subsidiary business - Portland General Electric - leaving it with just one company - Prisma Energy International - which has small-scale pipeline and power assets in 14 countries.
Assuming all the sales are successful, Enron's creditors will eventually get about $12bn - 92% in cash and 8% in Prisma shares. Shareholders will get nothing and the Enron name is likely to disappear.
Enron's collapse into bankruptcy in the wake of a false accounting scandal stunned corporate America.