Moscow, April 27, 2012 - TNK-BP informs that the network of
BP service stations has started accepting contactless
MasterCard® PayPass?? payments in Moscow and the Moscow
Now holders of MasterCard® PayPass?? and Maestro® PayPass??
cards can quickly and comfortably pay for fuel, goods and
services at BP service stations by simply checking the sum
and swiping the card across the reader to confirm the
transaction. Payments of up to 1,000 rubles may be made
without entering the PIN code.
"We are always trying to offer the latest and handiest
technologies to our clients in combination with services of
international standards and fuels of highest quality. The
PayPass system is yet another step in this direction," said
Amir Feizulin, First Deputy Executive Vice President,
"MasterCard offers more and more contactless payment
possibilities, which make performance of everyday tasks
easier, faster, and simpler. We are glad that PayPass
payments are now accepted at BP service stations in Russia.
This is our contribution to development of cashless society
of the future," said Ilya Ryaby, Head of MasterCard Russia.
TNK-BP is the third largest oil company of Russia owned on
a parity basis by BP and the AAR Consortium (Alpha Group,
Access Industries, and Renova). TNK-BP owns about 50% of
the Russian oil and gas company Slavneft. TNK-BP's share in
Russia's oil production, including its share in Slavneft,
is approximately 16%. As of December 31, 2011, the total
proven life-of-field (LOF) reserves of the company,
estimated according to the criteria of the US Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), amount to 9.115 billion
barrels of oil equivalent. Apart from that, TNK-BP has five
oil refineries in Russia and Ukraine and a retail network
of 1,388 TNK and BP service stations.
MasterCard (NYSE: MA) www.mastercard.com is a
global payment and technology company. It operates the
world's fastest payment processing network connecting
consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.
MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce
activities, such as shopping, traveling, running a business
and managing finances, easier, more secure and more
efficient for everyone.
PayPass cards are accepted for payment in 37 countries
throughout the world, including Russia. In Russia, PayPass
cards are issued by AK Bars Bank, Alfa Bank, Moscow
Industrial Bank, Petrocommerce Bank, Raiffeisenbank,
Russian Standard Bank, and Citibank.
PayPass cards may now be used in Moscow, Saint Petersburg,
Republic of Tatarstan, Moscow Region, Smolensk Region, Tver
Region, Pskov Region, Kaliningrad Region, Novgorod Region,
and Tyumen Region. More information on MasterCard's
contactless payment technology may be found at www.paypass.ru.
References to TNK-BP or Group mean TNK-BP International and
its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context requires a
For further information please refer to:
Public Affairs Division: Tel. (495) 363-27-57