HOUSTON (USA), 21 APR - RIA Novosti/Prime. The United States will not cancel or reduce penalties against Russia for oil and gas organizations in the near future, said Fins news the head of Energocapital U.S. Senate Lisa Murkowski.
"currently, Given the political tension in the relations with Russia, I don't think It would happen," she said, responding to a question." It's not a very good relationship. Current policies will not lead to mitigation of punishment, " said Murkowski.
Western countries among other anti-Russian sanctions banned the supply of equipment and services for deepwater exploration and production of oil, work in the Arctic, have limited the participation of foreign companies in projects to develop Russia's Arctic shelf.
Thus, According to Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak, Russia's oil sector faces problems because of the sanctions of the West only from the standpoint of attracting payment. With regard to technological punishments, they do not present particular difficulties for the Russian Federation, said he in German conversation. Although technologies of foreign companies-partners currently missing, the Russian experts on their own making the run, said Novak.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news