Russia Oil





Russia is ordered to pay US$ 50bn in Damages to Yukos
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Russia is ordered to pay US$ 50bn - to shareholders of Yukos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a tribunal in the Hague rules that the Russian state had sought - to bankrupt Yukos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "appropriate its assets - and prevent its owner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky - from entering politics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the permanent court rejects - Russia's arguments !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the tribunal finds that the Russia's courts - had "bent to the will of Russian executive authorities"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yukos was the largest oil company in Russia when, in 2003 - Khodorkovsky was arrested on an airport runway in Siberia !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and had served 10 years in jail - in what is widely seen as trumped-up charges !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the biggest loser could be Rosneft - which bought Yukos assets in auctions, when the latter's stock was almost worthless !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Companies - US cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 07MOSCOW980

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  • "there were several high-profile deals - and below-the-radar deals were becoming more common !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and there had been - sizable investments !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Russia needs - western expertise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our companies told us that they could work - within the new "rules" governing the sector !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with minority stakes - for example, with Gazprom - or Rosneft !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ExxonMobil had with - Sakhalin-1 !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Chevron had signed a JV, joint venture - with GazpromNeft !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "ConocoPhillips had with - Lukoil !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "smaller companies like Amerada Hess - and Harvest Natural Resources !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "were working - "below-the-radar"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and there were land-office business service companies - like Halliburton and Schlumberger !"

 

 



 

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comment US:

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  • "the efforts of the US embassy - had been to encourage a long-term environment !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Companies - US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07MOSCOW3529

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  • "there were new areas - that cannot be exploited without Western technologies, and expertise !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a "very sensitive" Russia - was seeking recognition !"

 

 

 




 

 

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Oil Traders
- US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08MOSCOW3380

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  • "oil trading in Russia - had a reputation for secretive deals !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "involving intermediary companies - with unknown owners and beneficiaries !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "oil exports from state-owned - or state-influenced oil companies !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "had been funneled through - favored oil traders !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of particular note in the oil trading business - was the firm Gunvor !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was rumored to be one of Putin's sources - of illicit wealth ! - ( Timchenko was rumored to be - a former KGB colleague ! )"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Khodorkovsky - US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07MOSCOW697

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  • "Russia's Attorney General had charged Mikhail Khodorkovsky - and Platon Lebedev !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with two counts of embezzlement - and two counts of money-laundering !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the charges were based on their alleged illegal acquisition of state shares - in Eastern Oil Company, VNK !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the prosecutor alleged that Khodorkovsky and Lebedev transferred the VNK shares - to a series of offshore companies !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "from Yukos subsidiaries - Samaraneftegaz, Yuganskneftegaz, and Tomskneftegaz !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "were illegally obtained by Khodorkovsky and Lebedev - through transfer pricing schemes !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yukos began acquiring VNK in 1997, gaining controlling ownership in 2000 - and outright ownership in 2002 !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "each time through a combination of privatization auctions - and purchases on the secondary market !"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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