TASS: EXXON-SODECO DUE SAKHALIN CONTRACT

Moscow's Tass news agency has reported a combine that includes Exxon Corp. and Japan's Sakhalin Oil Development Corp. (Sodeco) will win a contract to develop oil and gas discoveries off the east coast of Sakhalin Island in the Soviet Far East. The contract will be worth an estimated $6 billion, Tass said, making the project the largest joint economic venture involving Soviet, U.S., and Japanese entities. Meantime, other joint ventures are taking shape as Soviet republics continue to

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