run a corrupt operation in Russia but they don't have to be total retards and only operate this way everywhere.
This is an obvious politically motivated, mafia-like move to extort Lukoil's assets. Too bad the Romanian retarded poodles
of Washington will lose much more than what Lukoil will from this maneuver.
JohninMK wrote:I suspect that you all know the importance of the oil as well as gas exports from Russia to the EU. Well, it looks like someone is starting to poke the oil bear.
LUKoil vice-president for oil refining says the Russia’s oil company wants the European Commission’s help in tackling allegations of money laundering and tax evasion at its refinery in Romania.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Russia’s oil company LUKoil wants the European Commission’s help in tackling allegations of money laundering and tax evasion at its refinery in Romania, LUKoil vice-president for oil refining said Wednesday.
Prosecutors in the city of Ploesti said last week that they had seized fixed assets belonging to LUKoil’s Romanian subsidiary as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering and tax evasion.
"We would like to see European involvement in this because we have a small, relatively minor court making huge decisions that impact not only Romanian assets, but now European assets," Thomas Mueller told reporters. The frozen assets, belonging to Petrotel-Lukoil in Ploesti and the Netherlands-based Lukoil Europe Holdings that is Petrotel’s majority stakeholder, are valued from $657 million to $2.4 billion. Mueller added that LUKoil CEO Vagit Alekperov had requested assistance in the form of a "more open" investigation in a written letter to European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic last week.
A source close to the matter later confirmed to RIA Novosti that Sefcovic had received Alekperov’s letter and is reviewing it, but declined to elaborate further.
LUKoil’s vice-president warned that European assets, worth nearly $10 billion, are on the line if the Petrotel refinery in Ploesti shuts down. Romanian authorities have temporarily closed down the refinery in the past, including a raid conducted last October, on similar suspicions of wrongdoing.
Petrotel, Romania’s largest and one of the largest oil refineries in Eastern Europe, has been in operation under LUKoil management since 1998.
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