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BP begins next stage in TNK-BP sale process

Release date:
17 July 2012

BP announced today that it is beginning the next stage in the process, required under the TNK-BP shareholder agreement, regarding the potential sale of its shareholding in TNK-BP.


This follows the decision of Alfa Access-Renova to exercise its right to enter a period of negotiation to purchase part/ all of BP’s 50 per cent share in TNK-BP. As a result BP will tomorrow enter into a 90-day period of “good faith” negotiations with Alfa Access-Renova as required by the TNK-BP shareholder agreement.


BP is also able to and will enter into negotiations with other interested parties in parallel for the sale of its share in TNK-BP.


There can be no guarantee that any transaction will take place.


A further announcement will be made when and if appropriate.

Further information:



BP press office, London: +44 (0)20 7496 4076, bppress@bp.com

Notes to editors:


  • TNK-BP is a leading Russian oil company, owned equally by BP and Alfa Access Renova. The company was formed in 2003 as the result of the merger of BP’s Russian oil and gas assets and the oil and gas assets of Alfa Access Renova.
  • TNK-BP is vertically integrated with a diversified upstream and downstream portfolio in Russia and Ukraine and international interests in Brazil, Venezuela and Vietnam.