Woodside Petroleum chief executive Peter Coleman is learning quickly that liquefied natural gas in Australia is best shared around. Woodside has taken the foot off the accelerator on a few projects lately and now the oil and gas company has reportedly started an auction process for most of its Browse gas project in Western Australia. A range of companies from home and abroad are thought to be likely buyers in this increasingly heated space. Meanwhile, it looks like CVC Asia Pacific has turned down a chance to talk to two US hedge funds about the enormous debt burden of Nine Entertainment – debt that is now almost 50 per cent owned by the hedge funds. Elsewhere, MSF Sugar chief executive Mike Barry has had to hang around a little longer than planned, synergies from the Whitehaven Coal-Aston Resources merger are looking better and better, and Amcor is shaping up as the winner of flexible packaging company Aperio.