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(From The Moscow Times)
After being taken to court by migration officials and coming under fire by the Federal Energy Agency for its plans for the giant Samotlor Siberian oil field, TNK-BP is once again facing heat -- this time from the Federal Security Service.
The secret services are taking an interest in whether foreign executives in the British-Russian joint venture might have been given access to state secrets.
At issue is Article 5 of the law on state secrets, which restricts the kind of oil and gas industry data, including reserves, that Westerners are allowed to see.
"We do indeed have a problem, as everything concerning oil reserves falls into the category of …