Rosneft to buy out rest of Itera for $3 billion
MOSCOW -- Rosneft is buying out its partner in the gas firm Itera for $3 billion, Russian daily Kommersant reported citing people familiar with the matter.
Rosneft last fall acquired a 51% stake in Itera, seeking to expand its position as a gas producer.
Rosneft is now buying the remaining 49% from businessman Igor Makarov and his partners, Kommersant reported.
A spokeswoman for Rosneft didn' t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rosneft became the world' s largest listed crude oil producer in March after acquiring TNK-BP in deals worth around $60 billion.
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