Doughnuts and OPEC: Putin opens NY Lukoil station

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NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin ate a ceremonial glazed doughnut to open a service station in New York on Friday, and a U.S. senator used the occasion to bash oil-producing cartel OPEC. Russian-owned Lukoil Oil Co. acquired Getty Petroleum and its 1,300 U.S. gasoline stations in November 2000, and the Manhattan station is one of about 150 in the U.S. Northeast that Lukoil will rebrand over the next two years. Bright red Lukoil flags fluttered and U.S. and ...

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