Thai PTT not bidding for Shell's Australian petrol stations, official says
BANGKOK Jan 9 (Reuters) - A senior official from Thailand's top energy firm, PTT Pcl, denied a media report on Thursday that the company was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell's Australian service stations.
"We are not getting involved in the deal. We are doing nothing," the official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.
The Australian Financial Review reported state-controlled PTT was among three consortia bidding for Shell's Australian petrol stations in a A$3 billion ($2.67 billion) auction.
Private equity firm TPG is bidding with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and the Kuwait Investment Authority, the newspaper reported, while Macquarie Group was bidding with PTT, it said, and oil trader Vitol was working with the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.
- Malaysia Airlines plane missing at sea off Vietnam, presumed crashed |
- China draws 'red line' on North Korea, says won't allow war on peninsula
- Malaysian plane crashed off Vietnam coast: state media
- Fresh confrontations raise tempers on ground in Crimea |