Nefteyugansk (Нефтеюга́нск) is a city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The city is located south of the Ob River, close to the larger city of Surgut. Population: 107,830 (2002 Census). It is served by Nefteyugansk Airport.
The city was founded on October 16, 1967. Prior to that, an oil field had been discovered in 1961. The main and the only big enterprise in the city Yuganskneftegaz was founded in February 1966. The name 'Yugansk' comes from the Khanty (aboriginal) name of a small river near the city, nefte means oil in Russian, and gaz is natural gas. The economy of the city remains petroleum-based, and was a major centre for the Russian oil enterprise YUKOS, which owned Yuganskneftegaz. In fact, the "Yu" in "YUKOS" comes from the "yu" in "Nefteyugansk" and therefore from "Yuganskneftegaz". The other three letters come from the oil-refining factory "Kuibyshev-Org-Sintez", situated in Samara. The city remained considerably poorer than Surgut because of bad salary policy of YUKOS oil Company; and people try to move to Surgut to work for another famous Russian oil company - "Surgutneftegaz". It is not easy because of the considerable differences in prices for housing between Nefteyugansk and Surgut.
In June 1998, the mayor of the city, Vladimir Petukhov, was shot and killed, and a Yukos employee was charged with the murder. Petukhov had been one of Yukos's critics. On September 20, the deputy mayor of Nefteyugansk, Dmitry Yegortsev, was assaulted and wounded with a knife. Another deputy mayor, Igor Gribanov, died in a fire at his home in 2006. Since January 2005 Yuganskneftegas has belonged to the state-owned oil company Rosneft.
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