MOSCOW, 17 Mar – RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation is delaying the preparation of the general scheme for the development of the oil industry in Russia for the period until 2035, while the validity of the previous version of the document has already expired, according to the report of the Accounts Chamber of Russia for 2020.
“… the risk of violation of the established deadline for the approval of the general scheme for the development of the oil industry for the period up to 2035 has been identified, while the validity period of the approved general scheme for the development of the oil industry is limited to 2020,” the report says. , in which it is recommended to instruct the Ministry of Energy of Russia, together with the interested federal executive authorities and oil companies, to ensure the work on the preparation, coordination and approval of the general scheme for the development of the oil industry for the period up to 2035, “the department adds.
The Russian government has included the issue of considering the updated general scheme for the development of the oil industry in the meeting schedule for April 22, the joint venture notes. In turn, the head of the Ministry of Energy Nikolai Shulginov on March 16 already commented on the situation with the development of the general scheme, saying that the ministry aims to finalize the document in April.
Separately, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation said that they are in the process of updating the draft general scheme and preparing it for the government meeting in April. The department noted that the adjustment of the general scheme, first of all, takes place to take into account the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the world market in general and the position of Russia on it, in particular, the domestic oil and fuel markets, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on structural changes in the energy sector.
“In the future of the Russian oil industry, the share of hard-to-recover oil reserves that require special tax conditions for development will grow, which should be taken into account in the developed draft general scheme for the long-term preservation of Russia's leading position in the world market, especially in the context of changes in taxation of the oil industry at the beginning of this year. among other things, the analysis of scenarios for the introduction of a “carbon tax” in a number of oil-consuming countries, as well as the impact of the terms of the OPEC + agreement is being carried out, “the Ministry of Energy concluded.