Nothing good about U.S. list of Russian oligarchs: Lukoil CEO

Lukoil CEO Alekperov attends interview with Reuters at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016
FILE PHOTO: CEO of Lukoil company Vagit Alekperov attends an interview with Reuters at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

February 9, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A list of Russian oligarchs identified by the U.S. Treasury Department does not mean anything good, Vagit Alekperov, president of oil producer Lukoil <LKOH.MM>, said on Friday.

“Lukoil works in the global market, of course, our partners will be more careful in their dealings,” said Alekperov, who is named on the list.

Those included on the list could potentially face delays in external financing, he said.

(Reporting by Daria Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Nikolskaya; editing by Jason Neely)