international magazine
04 / 2006

Communicating directly
Russia's oil companies and the government try to improve understanding

The government is concerned about solving the issues of domestic downstream. This was the keynote of April's meeting of governmental panel on energy segment chaired by Russia's prime minister Mikhail Fradkov. The sheer number of problems was the reason for calling up the meeting, said the premier. Lukoil's president Vagit Alekperov suggested a couple of fresh ideas on top of the already suggested relief measures. At the same time, the sides failed to address some important aspects of future cooperation of business and authorities.