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Rosneft lodges bid for BP stake in TNK-BP: sources

A flag with a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A flag with a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according...more

A flag with a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two...more

A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two...more

A logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen at its office in Moscow October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft , according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman walks past under a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman walks past under a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft,...more

A woman walks past under a logo of Russian state oil firm Rosneft at its office in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources...more

A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources...more

A fuel station of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is seen in Moscow, October 18, 2012. British oil firm BP has received an offer for its 50 percent stake in Russian oil producer TNK-BP from Russian state oil firm Rosneft, according to two sources familiar with the actions of the companies. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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