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Russia Will Not Revoke Total License


http://gdb.rferl.org/C7067EAA-DCED-4C9A-A27A-D6D0692CF348_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/C7067EAA-DCED-4C9A-A27A-D6D0692CF348_mw800_mh600.jpg Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev (right) during a cabinet meeting (ITAR-TASS) October 12, 2006 -- Natural Resources Minister Yuri Trutnev says Russia is not seeking to revoke the license of the French company Total to tap the Kharyaga oil field.


A senior official in Trutnev's ministry said last month that Total's license was being reviewed.


Russia is probing several Western-led energy developments in what some analysts say is a bid to secure a bigger role for domestic companies.


(AP)

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