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Rosneft, partners to invest around $12.9 billion in Essar Oil - CEO | Reuters

 Rosneft, partners to invest around .9 billion in Essar Oil - CEO
| Reuters

GOA, India A group led by Russian oil major Rosneft will invest around $12.9 billion in India's Essar Oil, Chief Executive Igor Sechin told reporters on Saturday.Sechin said a refinery and port owned by the Indian firm were worth around $10 billion and $2.9 billion respectively.India and Russia signed a deal on Saturday to pave the way for a group led by Rosneft to acquire Essar. Officials from Russian lender VTB, which is giving Essar $3.9 billion in credit for debt reconstruction, said Rosneft would pay around $3.5 billion for its stake in Essar, the same amount as European trader Trafigura and Russian fund UCP.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Updated Date: Oct 15, 2016 15:45:06 IST

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