Russia, Venezuela back TNK-BP acquiring BP assets
The Russian and Venezuelan energy ministries signed on Friday a memorandum of understanding supporting a plan for TNK-BP to acquire BP's assets in Venezuela.
TNK-BP is a joint venture partly owned by British energy giant BP.
The agreement was signed at a cememony in the Kremlin attended by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and President Dmitry Medvedev. According to media reports, TNK-BP is interested in acquiring several projects in which BP has an interest in Venezuela.
BP is considering selling a range of assets to finance its losses after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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