Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin adds to the buzz around Shell (RDS.A), saying the oil...

|By:, SA News Editor

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin adds to the buzz around Shell (RDS.A), saying the oil major could become Russia's Arctic partner - while adding that BP isn't out of the picture. Curiously, though, he says it's really up to (state-controlled) Rosneft: "Problems should be solved on the corporate level... For us in the government it is not important" which companies will work out.