Russia, Israel Firms May Buy Slovenia Petrol Stake, Finance Says

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- OAO Lukoil, OAO Gazprom and OAO Zarubezhneft may acquire 16 percent of Petrol Group d.d., the largest Slovenian energy company, Finance reported, without saying where it obtained the information.

The stake, which is being sold by Istrabenz Group d.d. and Slovenian banks, also attracted interest from Israel’s Paz Oil Co. and Delek Group Ltd., the Ljubljana-based newspaper said today.

Istrabenz, which is in receivership, is selling assets to repay debt.

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