"Lukoil" to buy "Transneft's" product pipeline going through the Ukraine.

"Lukoil" is going to buy "Transneft"’s problematic product pipeline to ensure diesel fuel pumping into Europe. "Lukoil" wants to attract the European companies into a partnership.

«Lukoil» acquire the DP "Prikarpatzapadtrans" company from "Transneft", follows from the letter of Vagit Alekperov, the President of the oil company, to the RF President Vladimir Putin on August 27th ("Vedomosti" managed to read the document). "Prikarpatzapadtrans" is the Ukrainian structure of "Transneft", which owns Samara - Zapadnoye and Grozniy - Armavir - Trudovaya land pipelines across the territory of the Ukraine. Putin affixed the letter with the "agree" resolution and forwarded it to Arkady Dvorkovich, his Deputy Prime Minister, and Nikolay Tokarev, the president of "Transneft".

The representative of "Transneft" addressed the questions to "Lukoil", since, according to him, this is an initiative of the oil company. Representatives of "Lukoil", the Ministry of Energy and Arkady Dvorkovich declined to comment.

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