The purchase of Yukos's production and refining units makes Rosneft the largest oil producer in Russia.
Yukos, once Russia's largest oil firm, was driven into bankruptcy after it was hit with billions of dollars in back taxes. Its chief executive, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was jailed on fraud and tax-evasion charges.
An OPEC For Natural Gas?
A tanker carries liquified natural gas to markets in Asia (AFP)
COMING TOGETHER? PFC energy analyst Nikos Tsafos and RFE/RL energy analyst Roman Kupchinsky discussed with an RFE/RL briefing what the likelihood is of a natural-gas-producers consortium being formed and what such an organization might look like.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 70 minutes):
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