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HONG KONG Aug 26 CNOOC (0883.HK), China's top offshore oil producer, said on Wednesday that it has no interest in bidding for a stake in Respol's (REP.MC) YPF unit.
"About whether we are bidding for Repsol's YPF, along with CNPC, there is no such thing," said CNOOC Chairman Fu Chengyu at a media briefing.
"All that has been written so far is just market noise," he said, refering to reports of a joint bid with CNPC, the state-run parent of PetroChina (0857.HK)(601857.SS).
Fu added that in the current macro-economic environemnt, CNOOC was not seeking any large acquisitions and was instead pursuing a strategy of cooperation with other companies. (Reporting by Sui-lee Wee; writing by Doug Young; Editing by Chris Lewis)
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