Power and oilers are close to a consensus on tax maneuver, said Belousov

© AP Photo / Hasan JamaliДобыча oil. Archival photoPower and oilers are close to a consensus on tax maneuver, said Belousov© AP Photo / Hasan Jamali

The Russian government and oil companies are close to reaching consensus on tax maneuver in the oil industry, however, the discussion of the parameters, for example, a refinery that buys oil from major companies continues, told reporters the Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov.

«The meeting continues… everything is Very close, as far as I know, to reach consensus», — said Belousov.

«It is very important that a negative excise tax, which is currently being discussed is the excise tax oil, meaning it will not affect the excise tax on petroleum products, it will be the actual oil and gas revenues. Thus, it is possible to solve the problem of containment of gasoline prices and the issue of formation of road funds. That is, they are posted. This is a very important innovation, which did not exist before,» — said Belousov.

«To decide is still a fairly large number of questions directly in the course of finalizing this bill and its implementation, including the fate of the refinery, which operate on foreign oil, are not included in VINK. It’s one of the things that requires special attention, because it works a sufficient number of people,» he concluded.