No anti-trust concerns over TNK-BP deal: Russia government

MOSCOW Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:19am EDT

Parked cars stand outside a Russian oil company Rosneft petrol station near the Ostankino television tower in Moscow October 23, 2012. Rosneft tightened its grip on Russia's oil industry on Monday with a $55 billion deal to buy TNK-BP that also makes Britain's BP a one-fifth shareholder in the state-controlled company. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Parked cars stand outside a Russian oil company Rosneft petrol station near the Ostankino television tower in Moscow October 23, 2012. Rosneft tightened its grip on Russia's oil industry on Monday with a $55 billion deal to buy TNK-BP that also makes Britain's BP a one-fifth shareholder in the state-controlled company.

Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

Related Topics

Photo

Who's at Sun Valley?

Media and tech giants converge on Allen & Co's annual gathering.  Slideshow 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has no objections to Rosneft's (ROSN.MM) deal to buy TNK-BP TNBP.MM on anti-trust grounds, Interfax reported the country's economy Minister Andrei Belousov saying on Tuesday.

Rosneft on Monday tightened its grip on Russia's oil industry with a $55 billion deal to buy TNK-BP that also makes Britain's BP (BP.L) a one-fifth shareholder in the state-controlled company.

(Reporting By Megan Davies; editing by Melissa Akin)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.