Vedomosti learned about the claims of “Transneft” to the FAS about damage to reputation


The President of “Transneft” Nikolay Tokarev on 26 April wrote a letter to the head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Igor Artemyev, in which he voiced complaints to the activities of the civil service. About this newspaper “Vedomosti” that managed to read the document.

According to Tokarev, the recent actions of officials “aimed at destabilizing the work of “Transneft”. Adopted FAS action against Transneft and its subsidiaries, harm the interests and reputation of the company, the letter said.

In particular, Tokarev refers to the situation of Novorossiysk commercial sea port (NCSP), your share in which Transneft plans to sell, the newspaper said. On 3 April, the FAS fined the port of 9.74 billion rubles for violation of the antitrust laws “without checking the validity of individual complaints of the oil companies,” Tokarev wrote. This “pre-training” by the FAS affects the stock price, that enables a potential buyer to purchase these packages at the lowest price.

Furthermore, the court showed biased approach in relation to the complaint “Rosneft” in connection with the transportation losses of oil, says Tokarev. “Acting in the interests of an oil company, the FAS began the actual revision of the regulatory framework of energy, not having any powers or grounds,” he wrote.

We are talking about the lawsuit Rosneft to Transneft filed in 2016. “Rosneft” declared that “Transneft” appropriated to 0.7 million tonnes of oil to oil companies every year. Subsequently “Rosneft” has withdrawn a lawsuit, and the company out of court negotiated a reduction of normative losses of oil in the pipeline.

Tokarev also said that the FAS recommended the revision won Tube freight tender company “Transneft” the purchase of the pipes 50 billion.

“We regard such actions as groundless and undue interference of the Federal Executive authorities in the activities of “Transneft” in the interests of other economic entities”, — the letter says Tokarev. In this regard, “Transneft” has terminated the Memorandum of cooperation between the company, the FAS and the Saint-Petersburg international Mercantile exchange.

Representatives of FAS and “Transneft” did not answer the questions of “Vedomosti”.

Source