US-Russian summit spotlights need for Russian oil law

Government and industry officials from the US and Russia called for production-sharing agreements (PSAs), a transparent and fair tax regime, and definitive minerals rights laws in Russia during a 2-day US-Russia energy summit in Houston last week.US representatives reiterated their long-standing request for a dependable legal and financial framework to encourage outside investment in developing Russia's vast resources of oil and natural gas.Russian representatives repeated their usual reply: The Duma is working on such legislation, which they hope to have in place soon, perhaps by the end of this year."This important legislation needs to be passed soon so there can be certainty in Rus...

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