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Tribunal rules against BP tie-up with Rosneft to explore Arctic for oil

A tribunal has ruled against British energy giant BP's tie-up with Russia's Rosneft to jointly explore for oil in the Arctic.

The arctic ruling marks a major blow to both BP, still reeling from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Russian government, which has struck a series of deals this year with international energy majors to develop its oil and gas industry.

John Moylan explains.

  • 24 Mar 2011
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