In this video, Fool contributor Tyler Crowe and energy and materials analyst Joel South take a question from a Fool reader, who asks: "Regarding the new sanctions hitting Russian companies, I am thinking a lot about BP. Do you think that a possible fall in BP's share price could be a good time to invest?"

BP (NYSE:BP) has a 19.75% state in Rosneft, making it the largest foreign investor in Russian oil and gas. But U.S. persons cannot do direct business with sanctioned persons or entities -- and with Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin on the sanctions list and BP CEO Bob Dudley a U.S. citizen, this could make for an interesting story.

Is BP a good value play because of this, or perhaps because of some other reasons? Watch the video to find out.


Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Tyler Crowe has no position in any stocks mentioned.  You can follow them on Twitter @TMFEnergy and @TylerCroweFool, respectively.

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