Rus News Journal

As in the first gas

As have informed in regional agency on management of property (AUI), Gazpromregiongaz being the basic proprietor of Joint-Stock Company Uralgazservis (UGS), has refused offer to buy in addition for 100 million roubles of regional 12,05 % of actions of a society. Experts believe that this package too will not interest minority shareholders UGS, as essentially does not expand their rights. In their opinion, refusal in 2005 from Joint-Stock Company reorganisation in Open Society became an error of the regional authorities: in this case now actions would be interesting portfelnym to investors. In agency on management of property have informed that the regional administration has proposed to all operating shareholders Uralgazservisa about purchase of 12,05 % of actions. This package is included in the plan of privatisation and exposed on sale. As this Joint-Stock Company the offer has been directed first of all to the shareholders of the company having the right of priority of the repayment. However, as have explained in AUI, the basic proprietor of the enterprise - Gazpromregiongaz has refused acquisition of this package. If also other shareholders - minoritarii (them nearby 1000 persons) refuse purchase the active will be exposed on the open auction auctions, have noted in AUI. Offer term comes to an end on October, 23rd.

Joint-Stock Company Uralgazservis - the largest gas-transport organisation of Prikamye. In 2006 the volume transported UGS gas has made nearby 10,5 mlrd cubic m. Since January, 2006 Open Society " is supervised; Gazpromregiongaz (almost 80 %), 9 more % are sprayed among 1 thousand physical persons. the Regional authorities any more for the first time try to sell the package in UGS, selling not profile actives. In the autumn of last year the regional administration planned to gain from its sale of 78,3 million roubles. However then any of operating shareholders has not responded to the offer. Despite it, now the package price has considerably grown - to 100,5 million roubles.

the source in UGS has informed yesterday that Gazpromregiongazu this package is uninteresting. Though, probably if the price is lowered owner UGS will consider the offer more attentively . To redeem regional 12,05 % UGS the basic shareholder of the company and explained earlier the unwillingness to that this share will change nothing for it. Besides, approach to 100 % of actions of its package in the largest gas-transport organisation of Prikamye can displease antimonopoly service.

the co-owner of Joint-Stock Company Permgaztehnologija Sergey Chikurov considers that the price of a regional package is overestimated. Moreover, he believes that it is favourable to majority shareholder to have the state in minoritarijah. the Company is engaged in gas transport in edge, it is important for region, - mister Chikurov speaks. - When in board of directors there are state power bodies mazhoritariju easier to agree, to name interests UGS interests of edge " more conveniently;.

that the price for a package Valery Sazanov, the former general director UGS owning now 1 % of actions UGS is overestimated, agree also. In its opinion, regional administration it would be easier to sell this active, if Uralgazservis had the form of open joint-stock company, instead of Joint-Stock Company, as now. As he said, in this case actions UGS would have the quotation, and 12,05 % could be interesting portfelnym to investors. Mister Sazanov has reminded that in 2005 the owner of the company Andrey Agishev suggested to transform Joint-Stock Company to Open Society but then this decision have blocked Open Company Permregiongaz and krajadministratsija.

In AUI have explained that if it will not be possible to sell a package and at the open auctions the regional authorities should go on negotiations with the basic owner UGS and to find out, on what conditions it all - taki will agree to get this package. The source in agency has assumed that in exchange for the repayment of a regional share owners UGS can ask to reconsider tariffs.
Anastas Kostin,
Vyacheslav Sukhanov