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Russia’s Sintez Group Reaffirms Interest in Greek Energy Assets

January 17, 2013

Sintez Group, a closely-held Russian energy company, reaffirmed its “strong interest” in Greek gas supplier Depa and gas grid operator Desfa.

Sintez will now study the assets further before making a “comprehensive binding offer,” the Moscow-based company said today in an e-mailed statement.

OJSC Negusneft, a subsidiary of Sintez, was yesterday given approval to proceed to the final stage of the sale by the Athens-based Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund.

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