MOSCOW, March 14 Crimea may sell Ukrainian
energy firm Chornomornaftohaz to a Russian company "like
Gazprom" once the regional authorities take control of it,
Interfax news agency quoted a Crimean official as saying on
"After nationalisation of the company we would openly take a
decision - if a large investor, like Gazprom or others
emerges - to carry out (privatisation)," Rustam Temirgaliev,
Crimea's first deputy prime minister, said.
Earlier this week he said Crimea would take ownership of
Ukrainian state companies on its territory, including the
region's Black Sea natural gas fields, cementing the region's
independence before a referendum on joining Russia on Sunday.