Rosneft And ExxonMobile Signing Agreement

Rosneft And ExxonMobile Signing Agreement

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Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, back, watches Igor Sechin, chief executive officer of OAO Rosneft, right, and Stephen Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co. sign an agreement giving the U.S. company access to Arctic fields in exchange for the Russian firm's possible participation in an Alaskan gas project, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on Feb. 13, 2013.