international magazine
11 / 2004


AZMOL on the crossroads



On 17 November Ukraine's state property fund (FDM) approved privatisation terms for the 92.41% stake in Berdyansk Azmol lubricant facility on the Azov sea coast of Ukraine. The FDM changed the privatisation terms several times, effectively narrowing down the list of potential winners to single company Russo-Ukrainian JV Ukrtatnafta operating Ukraine's largest 320,000 b/d Kremenchuk refinery. Still, the privatisation of Azmol has never lured much interest from potential bidders.