Reducing dependence on imports will be discussed at the Commission on FEC Putin

Reducing dependence on imports will be discussed at the Commission on FEC Putin


The meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will consider measures to reduce the fuel and energy complex from the import of equipment and implementation of investment projects, the press service of the Kremlin.

MOSCOW, 26 Jan. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will hold on Tuesday, October 27, meeting of the Commission on development strategy of fuel-energy complex and environmental safety, it will discuss measures to reduce import dependency and investment plans, reported on Monday the press service of the Kremlin.

“Discussion will be on the issues of fuel and energy complex development in current conditions and forecast based on reserves, the level of demand, consumption and prices of major energy resources. The meeting will consider prospects of realization of investment projects, as well as measures to reduce dependence on imports of equipment in the industry,” reports the Kremlin.

On the same day Putin will meet with leaders of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia and a number of branch trade unions, added the press service.

Minister of energy Alexander Novak previously did not rule out that at the October meeting the Commission will discuss the proposals of “Rosneft” to reform the gas industry. Sent by the company to the Ministry of energy proposals include the allocation to 2025 Gazprom gas transport system and underground gas storage, and full liberalization this year, the export of gas from Russia, though retaining elements of state regulation. Nowak noted that decisions on the initiatives of Rosneft don’t have, and was reminded that the energy Ministry does not exclude the idea of buying Gazprom gas from independent producers on the export price less transportation costs.

The Commission was established in the summer of 2012, the current meeting will be the seventh — the previous one was held in June 2014. The Commission is chaired by the President of Russia, the responsible Secretary — the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin.