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Rosneft buys huge oilfield in Russian Arctic

MOSCOW, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Russia’s Rosneft said on Monday it had bought the rights to a huge oilfield in the Taymyr peninsula in the Arctic, as it presses ahead with plans to use the Northern Sea Route.

In a regulatory disclosure, Rosneft said it had bought the rights to Taymyrneftegaz, the owner of the huge Payakha oilfield. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova. Editing by Mark Potter)

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