Articles by Yulia Bushuyeva



TNK Rival Claims CIA Spied on Kukes

The CIA spied on Simon Kukes, the newly appointed head of Yukos and former head of TNK, according to an official at Canada's Norex Petroleum.

Fortune Puts Yukos on Its Top 500 List

Three Russian corporations have made Fortune magazine's latest rating of the top 500 earners. Yukos, which made the list for the first time with veterans Gazprom and LUKoil, topped its efficiency indicator.

TNK, Sibneft Forge Partnership

Once cutthroat competitors, oil majors Tyumen Oil Co. and Sibneft have revealed themselves in a new guise -- strategic partners.

Source Says Slavneft Chief to Be Fired

Mikhail Gutseriyev is to be removed from his position as head of Slavneft in a move to prepare the company for privatization, a White House source said last week.

Purgaz Sale To Itera on Agenda for Gazprom

Should Purgaz, which currently accounts for 75% of Itera's gas extraction, be returned to Gazprom?

Fund Fires CSFB, Says Its BP Deal Was Illegal

Credit Suisse First Boston will not be involved in the international flotation of LUKoil stock.

Gazprom Breakup No Longer in Cards

The government does not plan to break Gazprom up into production and distribution companies, but will seek to stimulate its performance by deregulating the gas industry.

U.S. Loans to Protect TNK Transneft Quotas

Tyumen Oil Co., or TNK, the nation's No. 4 oil firm, may be able to protect itself from government changes in the way access to export pipelines is doled out.

Gazprom Requests 35% Hike in Tariffs

Natural gas monopoly Gazprom has applied to the Federal Energy Commission to raise its tariffs by an average of 35 percent and asked for the hike be retroactive to Oct. 1.

Gazprom’s Vyakhirev Comes Under Attack

Clouds are again gathering over the head of Rem Vyakhirev, chief executive of Gazprom.

Khristenko Mulls Over Sale of Slavneft

The government is still considering holding a privatization auction for a stake in Slavneft this year.

LUKoil Has the Edge In Fight for Far North

LUKoil looks close to getting control of oil production unit and diamond firm Arkhangelskgeoldobycha.

Tatneft Buys Coveted Stake In City Petroleum Retailer

Surgut Swap Offer Close to Approval