VTB Bank is interested in expanding the number of shareholders of the Independent Oil and Gas Company, which is now owned by Igor Sechin's ally Eduard Khudainatov. The company bought assets before the fall in oil prices, and now increases the debt, postpones projects and payments on loans.
Rosneft will buy Bashneft using a sly scheme.
Independent oil company owned by Eduard Khudainatov wants to develop the Erginskoye oil field. In order to achieve that, Khudainatov asked President Vladimir Putin to include a special condition into the auction conditions.
Vladimir Yevtushenkov put under house arrest had helped to legalize Bashneft stolen from the state, according to investigators.