Novak: the Russian government will provide support to tak in the reduction of administrative barriers

Novak: the Russian government will provide support to tak in the reduction of administrative barriers


MOSCOW, January 23. The government will provide energy sector support in reducing administrative barriers and simplify administrative procedures. About it to journalists was declared by Minister of energy Alexander Novak.

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“As additional support, it is of non-monetary nature, and more (lying in the plane) simplification of administrative procedures concerning the implementation of economic activities, administrative barriers,” he said.

The energy Ministry has not received proposals on increasing the tax burden on the energy industry

The energy Ministry has not received from the Finance Ministry’s proposals on strengthening the tax burden on the energy industry, said Novak.

“At least, we in the Ministry make no such offers. We have not received any from the Ministry of Finance or from other departments,” he said, answering the question about the possibility of increasing the tax burden on the energy industry, in particular, increase of the tax on mineral extraction (met).

The situation with increase of sulfur in the Russian oil uncritically

The situation with increase of sulfur in Russian oil is not critical, the Ministry of energy has a specific plan of action until 2020, said Novak.

“There is no urgency, while the situation is not critical. There are specific suggestions of what to do until 2020”, – he told, answering a question about the situation with the deterioration of Russian oil.

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The Minister also informed that he will discuss this issue at a meeting with oil companies, which will be held on January 28 of this year.

Earlier it was informed that “Transneft” has repeatedly raised the issue of the need to address the problem of increasing the sulphur content of Russian oil.

According to the company, from 2005 to 2013, the increase in sour crude amounted to 22.8 million tons and peaked at 76.5 million tons. Basically the deterioration was due to oil deliveries from Tatarstan, Udmurtia and Bashkiria.

To the requirements of Transneft on the quality of the export mix was also joined by “LUKOIL”. In particular, the President of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov announced his intention to appeal to the government on compliance of quality of the Russian oil after the complaints of some European consumers.

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