Bashneft, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil Buy 3 Oil, Gas Licenses



MOSCOW, March 18, 2008 (Dow Jones Newswires)


Russian oil companies Bashneft, Gazprom Neft and Lukoil Holdings have bought three oil and gas licenses, the Natural Resources Ministry said Tuesday, the Prime-Tass news agency reports.

Bashneft bought a license for the Kitayamsko-Blagodarovskoye field in the Orenburg Region for 1.54 billion rubles ($65.5 million), the ministry said.

Gazpromneft-Khantos, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, bought a license for the Zimneye deposit in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District for RUB990 million, according to the ministry.

Lukoil-West Siberia, a subsidiary of Lukoil, purchased a license for the Zapadno-Povkhovskoye field in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District for RUB240 million, the ministry reported.


MOSCOW, March 18, 2008 (Dow Jones Newswires)


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