LUKoil Overseas, one of the Russian oil giant's subsidiaries, sold its stock in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli project to the Japanese oil company Inpex for some $1.354bn, a LUKoil official reported today. Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli is an offshore oil field in the Caspian Sea. LUKoil first announced its plans to sell its share in Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli in late 2002. The plan became a reality after BP and the Azerbaijani State Oil Company GNKAR gave their consent to the deal.
The groups of the Armed Forces of Russia blocked the town of Lisichansk from the south, an official representative for the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said