The Ministry of Finance does not consider it necessary to change the tax burden of oil workers

At present, there is no need to change the tax burden for oil workers due to its high rates of profitability, said State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Sazanov following a meeting on taxation of the oil and gas industry. The words of Mr. Sazanov are quoted on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

“He also noted that, in general, there is now no need to promptly amend the tax regime for the oil industry, since this year there are high indicators of its profitability, exceeding the levels of both 2020 and 2019. This is facilitated by the favorable pricing environment for energy resources and the ruble exchange rate, ”the message says.

The Deputy Minister also noted the high resource potential of Western Siberia. “As it was noted at the meeting today, in Western Siberia, in particular in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, there is a great resource potential, which is currently not being used due to the inefficiency of production. We need to look for options on how to realize this potential in full. In this direction, we will work together with colleagues from the State Duma, the Federation Council and oil companies, ”said Mr. Sazanov.

Earlier, the Ministry of Finance announced that the export duty on Urals oil from June 1 will increase by $ 3.9 and amount to $ 58.8 per ton. On May 15, the Russian government approved the draft general scheme for the development of the country’s oil and gas industries until 2035. The draft general scheme of the oil industry contains a forecast according to which oil production in Russia in conditions of depletion of fields and high taxes may go to a constant decline.

More information about the project is in the material of Kommersant Dobyloe and Duma.