The government suspended the discussion of the liberalization of access to the shelf

The government suspended the discussion of the liberalization of access to the shelf


The legislation currently limits the structure of the companies admitted to work offshore, said the Minister of natural resources and environment Sergey Donskoy. In fact, this right have state-controlled Rosneft and Gazprom.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. The government has suspended active discussion liberalize the access of oil companies on the shelf, told journalists the Minister of natural resources and ecology Sergey Donskoy.

The legislation currently limits the structure of the companies admitted to work on the shelf. In fact, this right have state-controlled Rosneft and Gazprom. The Ministry of natural resources in spring presented the government with proposals to revise existing restrictions on access by non-state companies to the continental shelf.

“An active discussion is suspended”, — Donskoy said during a press conference, answering the question of how is the situation with the issue of access for private oil companies to work on the shelf of the Russian Federation.