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Rosneft beefs up with TNK-BP purchase

A pump attendant fills cars at a BP petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012. Rosneft announced on Monday a two-part deal worth around $55 billion that gives British oil company BP a stake of 19.75 percent in the state-controlled Russian energy firm and two seats on the board, and offers an exit for the TNK-BP's other shareholders AAR, as well. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A pump attendant fills cars at a BP petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012. Rosneft announced on Monday a two-part deal worth around $55 billion that gives British oil company BP a stake of 19.75 percent in the state-controlled Russian energy firm...more

A pump attendant fills cars at a BP petrol station in Moscow October 22, 2012. Rosneft announced on Monday a two-part deal worth around $55 billion that gives British oil company BP a stake of 19.75 percent in the state-controlled Russian energy firm and two seats on the board, and offers an exit for the TNK-BP's other shareholders AAR, as well. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
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