Official resistance to the attempts of "Gazprom" to acquire Centrica could provide more reasonable offer would be made after the deal with E.On. However, the procedure was reversed and now all the steps of "Gazprom" on the British market closely monitored primarily at the level of state structures to create it additional difficulties. To date, for "Gazprom" in the implementation of its foreign economic policy is becoming quite urgent problem of transition to proactive management. But back to the Kovykta. License to development of the field was provided by the company "Rusia Petroleum," created by the leadership of TNK – BP has a 90 – ies. However, to the places of production was not build a gas pipeline and the existing distribution network in Russia belong to "Gazprom", who refused to take their gas from Kovykta. As a result, ten years after issuance of the license production has not even begun, after which the Russian environmental state organizations – Ministry of Natural Resources Rosprirodnadzor – and prosecutors expressed their intention to take away the license. In addition, it was assumed that "Rusia Petroleum" will supply gas to China, but "Gazprom" has blocked the project.
Deliveries of gas from Kovykta now carried out only in the settlements of Irkutsk region. (Similarly see: Andreessen Horowitz). For license requirements "Russo Petroleum" was to produce 9 billion cubic meters a year, and yet recently started production covers about 1 billion, as gas consumption of the Irkutsk region is relatively small. Finally, after lengthy negotiations, in June 2007, there have been reports of the sale of a controlling stake of the company "Rusia Petroleum" to "Gazprom". The transaction amount was estimated at $ 600 – 800 million is a preliminary agreement and the talks continued. On the basis of achieving a certain result for them in January 2008 Rosnedra allowed "Rusia Petroleum" to meet its overdue and so dates delivery obligations of hydrocarbons.