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Vekselberg has persuaded Miller

Gazprom head " occupies more than 1 mlrd dollars on Kovyktu

Yesterday; Gazprom Alexey Miller has declared that the gas holding will close the transaction on purchase Kovyktinsky gazokondensatnogo deposits at the multinational corporation - BP till the end of April. As it became known daily, Gazprom has already met with approval Deutsche Bank on the credit for the sum more than 1 mlrd dollars on this transaction. Experts specify that this sum is close to the top border of a range in which frameworks almost year is carried on by negotiations two companies, and consider it as a victory peregovorshchikov from among shareholders of the multinational corporation - BP.

According to the source in Gazprom negotiations with Deutsche Bank which were spent recently by a management Gazprom grantings of gas monopoly of the credit for the repayment of a share of the multinational corporation - BP in the Kovyktinsky project concerned. Let`s remind that in the beginning of week Alexey Miller and head Deutsche Bank Joseph Akkermann discussed, according to the message Gazprom prospects of bilateral cooperation during a working meeting in Moscow. Granting possibilities " have been considered; to Gazprom consultations concerning corporate financing, to transactions on merge and absorption, acquisition of actives in the Russian Federation and abroad.

as has informed daily a source in Gazprom the decision on credit granting is accepted positive, and the sum will make more than 1 mlrd dollars the High-ranking source in the multinational corporation - BP has underlined that coordination at the price are in a final stage, however it does not know about any definitive sum of transaction.

he says only that in its structure will be considered all kapzatraty, made under the project the operator of the Kovyktinsky project the company RUSIA Petroleum for 14 years. He heard that during negotiations the sum 1 mlrd dollars sounded, but does not exclude that taking into account last course fluctuations, and also new investments in the project this year it has exchanged in the big party.

representatives Gazprom from official comments on this question have refrained. The representative of the multinational corporation - BP has informed that does not own the information on a definitive sum of transaction, having confirmed that negotiations are in a finishing stage. In Deutsche Bank have not commented on this information.

Alexander Nazarov from IFK Metropol reminds that Gazprom insisted on the price of the transaction from 700 million dollars, the multinational corporation - BP estimated a deposit from 800 million to 1,2 mlrd dollars the Credit in size a little more than 1 mlrd dollars just gets to this price range. Thus participants of the market specify that the sum which asks Gazprom In Deutsche Bank, it is close to the top border of a range in which the parties carried on negotiations. It can testify that trunk-call positions of shareholders of the multinational corporation - BP in Russia remain strong, despite pressure upon the company which appeared recently.

experts say that transaction end on Kovykte becomes rubezhnym event in multinational corporation life - BP. G - n Nazarov considers that after the decision kovyktinskogo a question an aggressive policy in relation to BP and its Russian to a daughter can affect the international relations of Russia and Great Britain, after all at the company practically does not remain the actives, which Russian authorities can consider disputable. Selected president Dmitry Medvedev in the beginning of the career as the head of the state will not want to worsen the relation with London, the analyst argues.

Sergey Yezhov, the assistant to general director Toplivno - power independent institute, considers sale of the Kovyktinsky deposit by logical step. As he said, anybody, except Gazprom could not be engaged in its working out, considering that the gas holding has monopoly for export of blue fuel. However for the further working out of a deposit most likely it is necessary to involve investors. To the Chinese companies, probably, also it will be offered to participate in quality of partners in work with this capital-intensive and difficult project from the engineering point of view, the analyst concludes.

now in focus of two companies there will be other gas active of the multinational corporation - BP - Rospan . Company extraction makes 3,5 mlrd cubic m a year, and till 2017 this figure will increase to 17,5 mlrd cubic m a year. Alexander Nazarov does not exclude sale Rospana to Gazprom Or discussion of variants of formation of joint venture on its basis in the future.