LUKOIL hopes that the government will take a decision on the sale of its entire package. However, as stated by the head of the largest private oil companies of the Russian Federation Vagit Alekperov, any price for this asset, the company LUKOIL will not pay.
MOSCOW, 20 APR. LUKOIL continues to be interested in “Bashneft” and hopes that the government will sell its entire package, but you can buy the asset for any price LUKOIL does not intend, told journalists the head of the largest private oil companies of the Russian Federation Vagit Alekperov.
“For “Bashneft”, Yes, we are interested in this asset. We hope that the government will take a decision on the sale of its entire package. This will be and additional cost, and the government in the face of our company have real buyer. Risks not to buy a package of minimum”, — said Alekperov.
“There will be competition. We hope that we are going to participate in it. But I repeat, any price for this asset, the company LUKOIL will not pay”, — said the head of LUKOIL.
Alekperov noted that he does not support the proposed head of “Bashneft” the sales plan of the company is 50% strategy and 10% in the market. “It’s a net loss to the Federal budget”, — he added.
While Alekperov said that the company is not currently negotiating with the authorities of Bashkiria concerning the sale of their stake in Bashneft. “No, because the Bashkir authorities so far don’t sell their asset,” said Alekperov.
“They (competitors for the purchase of “Bashneft” — ed.) can appear at any time. I think that many will be interested,” said Alekperov.