TNK-BP, Lukoil, Others Resist Russian Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (August 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Russia's competition watchdog is encountering road bumps in its crackdown on oil companies, with the agency revealing Wednesday that several prominent firms and their executives are refusing to provide data on fuel prices.

The country's Federal Antimonopoly Service, which is probing whether large firms abused their dominant position to maintain high prices on fuel markets, said oil giants Lukoil, TNK-BP, Gazprom Neft and Rosneft had failed to turn over the information, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The only major oil company to hand over the requested data was...
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