Novatek Co-Owner Eyes Talks with Rosneft over Enel Gas Deal - Report

Reuters

MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Gennady Timchenko, a co-owner of Russia's No.2 gas producer Novatek, said he wants to talk with Rosneft about buying Enel's stake in gas firm SeverEnergia, Kommersant daily reported on Thursday.

Last month, Rosneft agreed to buy Enel's 40 percent stake in Arctic Russia B.V., leading to Rosneft's indirect ownership of a 19.6 percent stake in Russian gas producer SeverEnergia, where 51 percent is owned by a Gazprom Neft and Novatek joint venture.

"I hope that we would start a constructive dialog with Rosneft in the nearest future and will find a mutually beneficial decision," Timchenko said in the interview.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Megan Davies)

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