Rus News Journal

Rosneft will obtain licences for a number of deposits without competition

Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources prepares the decision on granting Rosneft of some licences for shelf deposits for Sakhalin on beskonkursnoj to a basis. On it has informed journalists at a forum the Shelf of Russia 2010 the director of department of department Denis Hramov. These licences can be given out already in the first half of the year of current year.
D.Hramov has reminded that last year four such licences for shelf deposits without competition have been given Gazprom. However to present licences for working out of deposits without competition, it is necessary to make the corresponding decision of the government.
the director of department of Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources also has noticed that department has prepared offers on modification of the legislation, directed on strengthening of a role of the state in development of shelves. Thus he has added that while it is a question not of specific proposals, and about the concept basically, which it is discussed with the government .
Anyway, as he said, to make the decision on granting of licences for shelves including to the foreign companies, there will be a state. D.Hramov has confirmed a position of Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources about necessity of creation of consortia from the several companies, including with participation foreign, for development of shelf deposits. During the current year the ministry will make the corresponding offer in state power bodies.