Moscow. August 1. The Fund Energy ex-energy Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Yusufov has applied for participation in the privatization of “Bashneft” investment consultant “VTB Capital”. On Monday “Kommersant” writes, citing its sources. In the Fund, this information refused to comment.
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While the oil and gas business of the former Minister is relatively small and comparable in size with “Bashneft”, says “Kommersant”. The Fund Energy owns about two dozen licenses for oil and gas areas in the Yamal-Nenetsk Autonomous district, Yakutia and Krasnoyarsk region. According to the Fund, industrial production is not carried out. The main asset of “Energy” is 49% in “yargeo”, a joint venture with NOVATEK, which is developing Yarudeyskoye field.
Igor Yusufov is one of old residents of Russian oil and gas industry. As Minister, he served from 2001 to 2004, he was on the Board of Directors “Transneft”, “Rosneft”, and in 2003 and 2013 – “Gazprom”.
Also, 2004-2011 Yusufov was the special representative of the foreign Ministry on energy issues. His son, Vitaly led the Moscow office of Nord Stream project, and then bought in Germany the problem of shipyard Nordic Yards, the newspaper notes.
Officially, the filing of applications for participation in the privatization of “Bashneft” has informed LUKOIL and Antipinsky oil refinery (Tyumen, a major refinery owner is the businessman Dmitry Mazurov (80%), another 20% belong to the classmate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyer Nikolay Yegorov).
Sources reported submission of “Rosneft”, “Independent oil and gas company (NOC) owned by the former head of Rosneft Eduard Khudainatov, the Russian direct investment Fund (RDIF), “Tatneft” and “Tatneftegaz”.
Up for sale a controlling stake “Bashneft” of 50.08% of the current market value of 214 billion rubles.