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BP's 'exit' from Rosneft heralds larger trend

The "Russian state is now viewed as a malign actor and, hence, dealing with Russian state-owned companies will be viewed in a negative light," energy fellow Anna Mikulska said after BP announced plans to drop its nearly 20% share of Russia's Rosneft, a state-owned oil company. Read more at Axios

Shell later followed suit, saying it will exit all its Russian operations, including a major liquefied natural gas plant.