` Shell closes another ` Six Filling Stations' in ` Crimea ' Citing ` Commercial Considerations' leaving Lukoil '

#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW- March 31 – Shell has closed six filling stations in Crimea, a spokesman for Shell’s office in Ukraine, which is responsible for the filling stations network in Crimea, told Itar-Tass on Monday.

According to the spokesman, Alliance Holding, the operator of Shell retail network in Ukraine, has closed six out of 22 filling stations in Crimea. A decision to this effect was taken by the Alliance Holding board of directors back in October 2013 and stemmed from commercial considerations aiming to optimize the company’s activities.

“As of now, we can provide no comment about the future of our 16 remaining filling stations in Crimea. We are closely watching the development of the situation,” the spokesman said.

In the meantime, filling stations in Crimea operated by Russia’s oil major LUKOIL are working in the routine mode, the company told Itar-Tass.

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