The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will hold on Tuesday a meeting of the Council for the strategic development of the fuel and energy complex and environmental safety, which will discuss measures to reduce dependence on imports in Russia and investment plans.
Reform of the domestic gas industry, which was expected to be a fee that is not mentioned in the announcement of the press service of the Kremlin.
discussion on the need for reform "Gazprom" being long. The next surge of interest in this subject occurred in July, when the Last news were known proposals of "Rosneft" on introduction of changes in the General scheme of gas industry development. Sent by the company to the energy Ministry, the document contains a proposal on the allocation to 2025 Gazprom gas transport system and underground gas storage, as well as with the full liberalization of the current year the export of gas from Russia, though retaining elements of state regulation.
later several participants of the Commission have expressed the version that this theme may become the subject of Discussion at the next meeting, although not included in the agenda.
The head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller will not specifically take part in the meeting of the Commission. However, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Putin Tuesday held a videoconference chat with Miller and With the builders of the pipeline " Ukhta-Torzhok-2 ". According to Peskov, the event will be associated with the context of the mainstreaming of the Council on the energy sector. In the previous meeting, the Head of gas concern did not participate because he worked on the problem of the Ukrainian non-payments for gas.
A source familiar with preparations for the presidential Council on energy, told Last news that the meeting is Expected to discuss the taxation of the oil industry, as well as the strategic development of this sector of the economy. It is expected that the oil companies will raise the issue of whether to increase production of these hydrocarbons in Russia amid falling oil prices and if we do, how to do in terms of increasing the tax burden.
The head of the Federal Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev has declared that its report on the Commission will have to refer to the sale of hydrocarbons for export for roubles.
Meeting of the presidential Council on energy, the Executive Secretary is the Head of "Rosneft" Igor Sechin, are quite rare. The previous was held in June 2014 in Astrakhan. Then the Meeting participants made a number of proposals to change the situation in the gas industry from the provision of independent manufacturers the possibility of exporting gas from new fields in Eastern Siberia and the Far East to reduce tariffs for transportation and gas storage.
from "Gazprom" there were proposals on giving opportunities to the holding company to provide discount to the gas price set by the authorities. None of the proposals both independent and "Gazprom" has not received further development.
Oil production was also discussed at the meeting of the Commission in 2014. The main questions were the "big tax maneuver" in the oil industry and the introduction of the tax financial result for the oil fields. In a reversal from the gas industry, oil proposals were either implemented (tax reform) or are in an advanced stage of implementation - it is anticipated that the draft law on the introduction of PR for pilot projects in the oil industry has the opportunity to be considered by the state Duma in autumn session.