October 7, 2008
Kazakh Energy Giant Turns Down Russia’s Gazprom, Finds New Investor
Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax
Almaty, 7 October: Kazakhstan's KazMunayGaz national oil and gas company has stopped talks with Russia's Gazprom Neft open joint- stock company on possible purchase of a share in MangistauMunayGaz [an oil and gas company owned by KazMunayGaz], the Interfax- Kazakhstan news agency has learnt from an informed source.
[Passage omitted: background information on the MangistauMunayGaz company]
Originally published by Interfax news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0605 7 Oct 08.
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