Activists in Berlin stage picket condemning Obama’s foreign policyWorld January 19, 21:17
Russian regulator promises to respond to any US restrictions of RT channelRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 21:09
FIFA: Over 82,400 ticket requests applied globally for 2017 Confederations Cup in RussiaSport January 19, 20:17
Russia stands for developing legal tool to fight cyber hooliganismRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 20:00
Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons — ministryMilitary & Defense January 19, 19:50
Former USSR leader receives Lithuanian court’s summons as witness in case over 1991 eventsWorld January 19, 19:29
FIDE chief says he plans to seek US entry after President-elect Trump’s inaugurationSport January 19, 18:56
Russian economy minister: Results of 2016 demonstrated adjustment to cheap oil, sanctionsBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:44
Russia ready to welcome Trump at economic forum in St. Petersburg — first deputy PMBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:29
MOSCOW/CARACAS, April 20. /TASS/. Russian oil giant Rosneft majority owned by the government plans to buy out Russian energy giant Gazprom subsidiary Gazprom Neft’s 20-percent stake in the National Oil Consortium producing oil in Venezuela, a source close to the consortium told TASS.
"You are right," the source said when asked whether Rosneft, which holds 80% in the consortium, plans to increase its share in it to 100% by buying Gazprom Neft’s stake.
He added that Venezuela’s state oil and gas company PDVSA, the National Oil Consortium’s partner on development of the Junin-6 deposit, is interested in Rosneft’s operation in Venezuela.
Gazprom Neft refused to comment. A source close to Gazprom Neft said the company is not yet ready to sell its share. A Rosneft spokesman told TASS "the company is not currently holding talks on the buyout of a stake."
PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino said: "It’s the two Russian companies’ business." He was speaking during PDVSA strategy presentation to major international media.
Del Pino said an increase in Rosneft’s share would be good for his company.