July 19, 2019 / 8:05 AM / 3 months ago

UPDATE 1-Russia's Transneft board to discuss tainted oil, elect chairman

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MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) - Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Friday its board of directors would discuss the clean-up of contamination in the Druzhba pipeline at a meeting on July 24, and would elect a chairman.

The board of directors is currently chaired by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, who may be reappointed. The company’s president is Kremlin ally Nikolai Tokarev. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jason Neely and Jan Harvey)

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