FAS has postponed consideration of the case against the Ministry of environment at the end of November

FAS has postponed consideration of the case against the Ministry of environment at the end of November


The case was initiated by the FAS of the Russian Federation under the complaint “Rosneft”, the concerned person also acts “Rosgeologiya”, which I had not time to prepare a position on the case.

MOSCOW, 26 Jan. The Federal Antimonopoly service of Russia has postponed consideration of the case against the Ministry of environment on access to subsoil for geological exploration at the end of November, Rosgeologiya did not have time to prepare a position on the case, reported in a press-service FAS.

The case FAS filed October 14. Claims services relate to the order of the Ministry, according to which 100% state-owned companies whose primary activity is exploration, can get for doing the IRT without auctions and tenders are the acreages on which there is no identified reserves and are not included in the special lists of sites where exploration can be carried out at the expense of funds of subsoil users.

Stakeholders in this case are “Rosgeologiya” and “Rosneft”. It is for complaint, as previously reported in the media, and was filed.

“Review on the merits (amended) was moved to the end of November. The deadline for submission of documents for Rusgeology extended to 11-12 November, ” — said the representative of the FAS. — Not done (“Rosgeologiya” — ed.) position to prepare”.

The Minister of natural resources and ecology Sergey Donskoy expressed the view that the claims of the FAS to the Ministry can be related to the fact that the oil companies are concerned about the possibility of obtaining “Rosgeologiya” an exclusive right for exploration works on the shelf. The Minister noted that we are basically talking about the areas on which there were no applicants to the consideration of “Rosgeologiya”.