The state-run Russian oil company Rosneft has struck a deal to buy TNK-BP, a joint oil venture between British Petroleum (BP) and four Russian billionaires. As part of the agreement, BP will recieve a minority stake in Rosneft, allowing it maintain its production role in Russia. It also gives the company the opportunity to end its increasingly rocky relationship with the group of billionariers. For Rosneft, the deal effectively bolsters its holdings in Russia, making it a larger oil producer than every Middle Eastern country except Saudi Arabia.
If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.
Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.
When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.