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Russia’s Oil and Gas Sector in 2014

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  • Yuri Bobylev

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

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Oil and gas comprise the main sector of the Russian economy that continues to play a key role in shaping the state budget revenues and the balance of trade. In 2013, against the background of continuing high global prices for oil and gas, petroleum production in Russia reached its highest level since 1990, and the export of oil and petroleum products reached a historic high. However, there was then a slowdown in petroleum production and a worsening of conditions for its production. In 2013, in order to create appropriate conditions for the further development of the oil and gas sector legislative solutions were adopted involving tax incentives for the development of resources where oil recovery was difficult, the differentiation of gas production taxation and the application of a special tax regime for deposits being developed on the continental shelf, together with a liberalisation of the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG)

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  • Yuri Bobylev, 2014. "Russia’s Oil and Gas Sector in 2014," Published Papers 209, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, revised 2014.
  • Handle: RePEc:gai:ppaper:209
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    Keywords

    Russian economy; oil world prices; oil production structure; oil and gas exports; tax regulation of the oil and gas sector;
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    JEL classification:

    • L71 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Hydrocarbon Fuels
    • L72 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources

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