In Yugra’s oil production for the year will be comparable to last year

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria oil. Archival photoIn Yugra’s oil production for the year will be comparable to last year© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Oil production in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous area is expected by 2018 at 235 million tons, which is comparable to last year, told reporters on Friday the Director of the Department of subsoil use and natural resources of Ugra Sergey Filatov.

«We expect that 2018 is the year when we stabilize production at the level of the previous year, that is, will not be reduced by 2-3 million tonnes over the past ten years. It is expected (production in the region) at 235 million tonnes. This is a positive trend, it was achieved mainly due to the increase in volumes of drilling companies,» — said Filatov.

According to him, it is impossible to be confident that this process may take a long time, due to the limited volumes of oil in the ground. Filatov noted that the policy of the County and the whole state is aimed primarily at the integration and system approaches in the industry.

«For these purposes in the past and present all initiatives of the Autonomous district, which was broadcast on the Federal level — President, Prime Minister and are primarily associated with the creation of a flexible, differentiated tax system in the oil and gas production, changes in the legislation on mineral resources, organizational things, to reduce barriers in the subsoil», — said the Director of profile Department.

In September, the government of Ugra noted that the volume of cumulative oil production in the Autonomous Okrug in the current year comparable with last year’s figures. Similar assessments are contained in the annual report of the head of the region Natalia Komarova on the activities of County government published on the website of the regional Parliament. Oil production, according to the document, will remain at the level of 2017 and will be the end of the current year 235,3 million tons.

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