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Industry News

Russian Takeover Creates One of World’s Largest Oil Companies

LCG, April 22, 2003Yukos will purchase Sibneft, resulting in what will be the fourth largest oil company in the world.

Yukos, the biggest oil company within Russia, will pay $3 billion cash for a 20 percent portion of Sibneft. Yukos has agreed to acquire the remainder of the company at an unspecified date in the future, and the combined companies will be YukosSibneft Oil Company.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, chief executive and largest shareholder of Yukos, will assume chief executive status in YukosSibneft as well.

YukosSibneft will own a combined total of roughly 19.4 billion barrels of oil and gas equivalent. Oil production is estimated to become 2.3 million barrels per day. The company will also own over 2,500 gas stations.

The companies will complete the merger by the end of the year, although regulatory bodies and shareholders will have some input.

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