MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lukoil chief Vagit Alekperov, whose company is Russia’s No. 2 oil producer by output, said on Monday he has no plans to sell his stake in the firm.
Lukoil published his comments following media speculation about the possibility of a stake sale by Alekperov to another Russian major, Surgutneftegaz, whose shares have sharply risen in the past week.
Alekperov said he has not been approached by anyone in recent weeks about a potential stake sale.
Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin