No. 154

  USRCC Business Newsletter
USRCC Activities

The USRCC Young Professionals Committee invites you to attend

HR Panel and Networking Event 
" From Entry Level to CEO - How to continue moving up the OrgChart "

  • How to survive in a big organization?
  • What are the key skills and traits that an employee must develop in order to transform into a leader?
  • What are the key tips that will help the transition from an individual contributor to a management role?
  • How to adopt a long-term positive and productive frame of mind for managing performance of a work group, build trust, make decisions, and deal with difficult situations?
  • What mentorship programs help within organizations? How to deal with employee disciplinary issues in your group as well as promotions?
These and other questions to be answered by the group of panel speakers at the event.

Keynote Speaker 

Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of Houston, Bauer College of Business,
Managing Director, UH Energy


Senior Director, Talent Management, Human Resources   

Vice President, Human  Resources 
Emerson Automation Solutions

HR General Manager,
Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production

Global Talent Manager, Mining & Minerals, Automation & 
Technology & Consulting Business Lines, 
Wood plc


Global Licensing Manager, GTC Technology US
Young Professionals Committee Chair,
U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce

February 22, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Houston

The Doctors of Texas State Optical Alumni Education Center
UH College of Optometry, Room 186
University of Houston
4901 Calhoun Street
Houston, Texas 77204

Parking is available at the Welcome Center Parking Garage

USRCC Members - free/Non-Members - $25

Stay tuned for more details!

  USRCC Trade Mission to Russia
May 2018

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) invites you to participate in a Trade mission to the  St. Petersburg International Economic Forum . Participants will have an opportunity to meet Russian government officials and some of the most influential leaders in U.S.-Russia trade and investment relations. The USRCC will coordinate private meetings, an exclusive CEO Roundtable and introductions, in addition to attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPEIF).

Participating companies will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, find business partners, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. trade and investment to Russia.

For more details about the Trade Mission please contact us  directly at      

USRCC Internship

The USRCC is looking for new team members!

 play a key role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of the chamber and shape the future of relationship between Russia and the U.S.

There are many ways you can get involved with the USRCC. Whether you are an experienced leader or a student, there is a place for you. By volunteering you can be at the very centre of our high-profile events held in Houston, Chicago and New York City and interact with influential leaders in the U.S.-Russia trade and investment.
To learn more about the position  click here or contact us directly at info@usrussiacc.org 
call 713.429.4680
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Members' News
NK Rosneft' : Rosneft Increased the Amount of Proved Hydrocarbon Reserves by 6% in 2017, Reserve Life Reached 20 Years

4-traders-com, February 13, 2018: As of December 31, 2017, the Rosneft's SEC (United States Securities and Exchange Commission) proved hydrocarbon reserves achieved 39,907 mmboe (5,395 mmtoe). The hydrocarbon reserves increased by 2,135 mmboe (284 mmtoe) or by 6% compared to the reserves at the end of 2016. The audit, which provided for the reserves estimation till the end of fields commercial life, was performed by DeGolyer&MacNaughton.
By the end of 2017, Rosneft's SEC proved reserves life totaled about 20 years. The organic SEC proven hydrocarbon reserves replacement ratio was 184% in 2017* Read more...
Emerson and AspenTech Form Alliance to Deliver Digital Technologies

Nastaq.com, February 15, 2018: AUSTIN, Texas & BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and AspenTech (NASDAQ:AZPN) announced today they have teamed up to deliver asset optimization software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services. Together, the two industry leaders will help customers optimize production and drive operational excellence.  AspenTech' s broad suite of asset optimization software creates value across all phases of the asset lifecycle - design, operate and maintain - in capital intensive and complex projects and operations, supporting Emerson's  Project Certainty  and  Operational Certainty  initiatives. Emerson's global footprint, automation engineering services and software, extensive large-scale project execution and consulting capabilities complement AspenTech's technology footprint. Collectively, these capabilities can be deployed as solutions in both conventional and cloud-based architectures.   Read more...
Shell behind test-run VLCC crude oil export out of US' LOOP terminal, market sources say

Platts.com, February 13, 2018: Shell will claim the continental US' first true VLCC export of crude -- an export without the need for reverse lightening -- when the vessel Shaden sails from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port later this week laden with a medium sour crude, according to market sources. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port said late Monday it "has moored a VLCC and initiated its detailed test and checkout procedure." The Shaden will receive crude from LOOP's newly bidirectional pipeline connecting LOOP's onshore infrastructure with an offshore deepwater mooring station. Market sources said Shell chartered the Shaden, a Saudi Arabian-flagged VLCC owned by Bahri (the top VLCC owner globally) that entered service at the end of 2017, and will take the crude into its refining system. Market sources were split on what grade Shell is taking, with two saying offshore Gulf of Mexico, Shell-produced Mars and another two saying the crude blend LOOP Sour. Both Shell and LOOP declined to comment.  Read more...
Russia's Gazprom to reorganise export operations

UK.reuters.com, February 13, 2018: MOSCOW, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Monday it planned to reorganise its export operations to create an integrated international distribution unit responsible for all of its export deliveries, trading and marketing.  Gazprom said in a statement the reorganisation would take place in two stages over two years.
It said the first stage would involve merging and streamlining the assets and activities of Gazprom Germany, which handles a large proportion of the group's exports. The second stage would see Gazprom Germany operationally merged with Gazprom Export, it said.  Read more...
Emerson's Latest Control System Transforms Projects and Helps Bridge IT/OT Divide for Operational Performance

Emerson.com, February 15, 2018: AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 12, 2018) - Emerson is expanding its Plantweb™ digital ecosystem with today's launch of DeltaV version 14 , a cybersecurity-certified control system designed to deliver new value in capital projects and make plant operations more connected and productive. The latest release provides significant innovations to the entire DeltaV architecture and was built with customers' digital transformation initiatives in mind.  This major update to the DeltaV automation system includes several meaningful enhancements to eliminate costs and reduce complexity in capital projects, plus improve productivity during operations through enhanced access to production and equipment data, improved usability and greater security.   Read more...
Shell's Pivot to Renewables Sharpens With California Deal

Bloomberg.com, February 14, 2018: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world's second-biggest oil company, is expanding its bet on renewable energy.
Shell's North American unit agreed to provide a credit line for trading and a revolving loan facility to Inspire Energy Holdings LLC, according to a statement Wednesday. The Santa Monica, California-based clean-power, smart-home and energy-management company will use the funds to expand its reach. Terms weren't disclosed.While Shell and its major rivals still have the bulk of their investments in oil and natural gas, they are taking steps to diversify. Shell agreed in January to buy a 44 percent stake in Nashville-based Silicon Ranch Corp., which owns and operates about 100 U.S. solar plants. A month earlier, the Anglo-Dutch company bought First Utility Ltd., the U.K.'s seventh-largest power provider. And that followed deals last year for electric-car charging networks in Europe. Read more...
The Week in Review
Russia Keeps 2018 Brent Outlook In The $50-$60 Range

Oilprice.com, February 14, 2018: Russian Minister Alexander Novak does not plan to change his 2018 barrel price outlook currently at the $50 to $60 level, according to a new report by TASS.
"My outlook is unchanged, my estimations for average [oil] price for 2018 have always been between $50 and $60 [per barrel]," Novak said. April 2018 deliveries for Brent oil futures currently cost $62.34 a barrel, but the minister's range refers to the yearly average.
Since the start of the OPEC-Russia production cut deal, Russia's oil companies and government have received the equivalent of around $41.5 billion more in proceeds, thanks to the higher oil prices, Novak said on Tuesday.
Russia is cutting 300,000 bpd as part of the pact with OPEC, and although there have been voices and speculation that some Russian companies are unhappy with the agreement that hampers their production expansion plans, Moscow has been keeping its end of the deal so far.  Read more...
Russian companies bring their products to Cairo for EGYPS-2018 Petroleum Show

Tass.com, February 13, 2018: Seventeen Russian companies brought their products to the EGYPS-2018 Petroleum Show, which opened on Monday in Cairo. Fourteen of them, including such large ones as Zarubezhneft and Rosgeo, are represented at the joint Russian stand, for the first time organized by the Russian Export Center.
Managing Director of the Russian Export Center Konstantin Evstyukhin told reporters, that Egypt is one of the key vectors of the center's work in Africa, primarily in the North and Central regions. "Last year's results convinced us to actively develop this direction," he said. "Compared to 2016, our trade grew by 162%. The export of Russian products to Egypt is quite diversified, and a significant part, about 20%, is made up of machinery and equipment this equipment in the oil and gas field," he added.  Read more...
Russia eyes multi-million-dollar Saudi investment deals, Aramco IPO

Reuters.com, February 14, 2018: RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia is seeking to finalize multi-million-dollar investment deals with Saudi Arabia in the next three months including partnerships with state oil giant Aramco, Russia's top state investment officer said on Wednesday.   Russian banks and a Russian-Chinese investment fund are also keen to take part in Aramco's initial public offering (IPO), the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, told reporters, reiterating comments he made last month.  The move is aimed at strengthening energy ties between the two major oil producers. Dmitriev told Reuters last month that there was great interest in the Aramco IPO from Russian pension funds and Chinese partners.
"There are a number of investors who would like to invest in the Aramco IPO, including several banks," Dmitriev said on Wednesday.  "Not only this, we have a Russia-China investment fund, and through that Russia-China investment fund we see a major interest in the Aramco IPO from a number of leading Chinese institutions."  Read more...
Russian Direct Investment Fund important bridge between Russia and Saudi Arabia - minister

Tass.com, February 14, 2018: RIYADH, February 14. /TASS/. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is an important element of bilateral cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said on Wednesday.
"As an energy minister of Saudi Arabia I can say that RDIF is an important bridge between Russia and Saudi Arabia," al-Falih said. "Therefore the role that RDIF plays in Russia and the role that PIF [the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia - TASS] and Saudi Aramco play from our side, introducing companies to each other, pursuing investment deals, de-risking investment through better information, making sure that market exists for their products cannot be overemphasized," the minister noted.
"RDIF has been willing and able to co-invest with the PIF in many profitable opportunities, that bring economic returns to the PIF," al-Falih said. It is also highly significant that RDIF provides information and facilitates access to investment opportunities, "allowing to prioritize what is more ready, and what is the right risk/return tradeoff," the minister added.   Read more...
Japan seeks to increase investment in Russian economy

Tass.com, February 14, 2018: MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Tokyo considers its current investment in Russia's economy to be insufficient and seeks to increase it, Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki said at a roundtable dedicated to the bilateral year of Japan and Russia and regional cooperation between the two countries. "Many people often say that Japan's investment in Russia amounts only to two percent. However, this does not include the Japanese companies' contribution to the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 projects, machine building and other areas," the ambassador said. "This data is cited only when the talk is about the Advanced Development Territory, particularly referring to direct investment in Russia's Far East. This number does not fully reflect Japan's investment," he added.
"However, I would not say that the current investment is sufficient. We still have work to do," Toyohisa Kozuki said.  Read more...
Russian telecoms minister expects no rise in cyberattacks ahead of 2018 presidential polls

Tass.com, February 14, 2018: MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov expects no increase in cyber security threats in the run-up to the 2018 presidential elections in Russia.
He said that Russia has always paid special attention to information security.
"I would not link any increase in (cyber) threats with the election day. The Russian Federation and its state bodies in particular have always been a tempting target, so this would be a standard situation for us rather than a special event," Nikiforov said in an interview with Rossiya 24.  The minister added that although new threats emerge regularly, new security features are also being developed on a regular basis.   Read more...
Russian Investment Forum in Sochi to lead the way in series of international events in RF

Tass.com, February 14, 2018:  The Russian Investment Forum in Sochi will throw open its doors today, 14 February. The business event is the first in a series of significant international ones to be held in Russia in 2018. After the Sochi Forum, heads of governments and of various ministries and agencies and business leaders from across the world will gather again at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (24-26 May), and, later this year, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok (6-7 September) and the Russian Energy Week in Moscow (3-4 October).
"For the second year now, the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi will take on a new format. It has now emerged as the country's major platform for promoting regional investment opportunities. This year, the Forum will bring together a record number of heads of Russia's constituent entities, with 41 regions opening their own booths at the investment exhibition. Read more...
Russia's Novak: dollar rate, investments, are benchmarks for oil deal - energy ministry

Reuters, February 14, 2018: MOSCOW (Reuters) - Participants in the global deal on oil output cuts, when deciding when to exit the pact, will take into consideration whether the market is balanced, the U.S. dollar rate and the level of investments, the Russian energy ministry quoted minister Alexander Novak as saying in an interview with Platts. 
Excerpts of the interview were published by the energy ministry on Wednesday.
Novak also said the time for exiting the deal has not come yet.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said earlier on Wednesday the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its non-OPEC allies would need to consider in then the coming months how to adjust the targets in the pact, including how to measure the five-year average of oil stockpiles.  Read more...
Russia and Congo to cooperate in nuclear power

World-nuclear-news.org, February 14, 2018: Rosatom and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovations of the Republic of Congo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
The document was signed yesterday in Moscow by the Russian state nuclear corporation's deputy director general for international relations, Nikolay Spassky, and the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Congo in Russia, David Maduka.
The document establishes a legal basis for the implementation of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, Rosatom said. These include the development of nuclear infrastructure in the Republic of Congo and programmes aimed at increased awareness of nuclear technologies and their applications, as well as the use of radioisotopes and radiation technologies in manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, education and training of personnel.   Read more...
100 Days Left Before HeliRussia 2018

Aircraftmaintenancestands.com, February 14, 2018: It is only 100 left before the opening of the 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018 - the expo will start on May 24 in Moscow at Crocus Expo IEC and will be held for three days. The expo annually showcases the full range of products and services of helicopter industry, introduces new trends, and most important issues are discussed at its business program.
The Russian market remains highly attractive for international business, despite incisive allegations towards Russia from certain states. At the moment, 17 countries are represented at HeliRussia 2018 participants: Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Israel, Italy, Libya, Lithuania, Russia, South Africa and USA. It is expected that the number of countries will increase. Such an active international participation in HeliRussia demonstrates the importance of Russia in development of the global helicopter industry.  Read more...
FashionNet: Russia's Bid To Relaunch Its Fashion Industry

Forbes, February 14, 2018: Russia dominates news headlines and arts textbooks. Vodka, ballet, literature... fashion?! Last year will go down in fashion history as a watershed moment when everything changed. Millennials grew up to become the most influential and sought-after fashion demographic. New York Fashion Week lost several American headliners who opted for showing in Paris. For heritage brands, street-style collaborations became the only way to keep the luxury-fatigued consumers engaged. Retailers faced a business reality wherein a slump in in-store purchases has become "the forever trend" thanks to e-commerce. The fashion system has hit industry-wide turbulence. Sometimes, the most apt solutions come from unexpected places. Russia has emerged as a potential fashion economy savior with its FashionNet project launched at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow, as part of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).  Read more...
US-Russia Related News in Russian
Новости членов Палаты
"Газпром" разместит облигации на 30 млрд рублей

Teknoblog.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: "Газпром" собирается разместить семилетние биржевые облигации на сумму 30 млрд рублей. Ориентир ставки первого купона 7,3-7,4% годовых, размещение начнется 20 февраля. Организаторами выступят "Сбербанк CIB", "ВТБ Капитал" и Газпромбанк. 
Технически размещать облигации будет ООО "Газпром капитал" - дочерняя компания специального назначения для привлечения денежных средств с российского финансового рынка, сообщил агентству ТАСС  источник в финансовых кругах. Всего у "Газпрома" сейчас пять выпусков биржевых облигаций на общую сумму 65 млрд рублей, при этом три выпуска размещены от имени "Газпром капитала".
Кроме того, в текущем году "Газпром" планирует разместить три выпуска еврооблигаций, которые будут номинированы в долларах, евро и швейцарских франках. В прошлом году российский газовый холдинг четыре раза выходил на рынок внешних заимствований.  Читать далее...
ЛУКОЙЛ в этом году активизируется на зарубежных проектах

Teknoblog.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: Глава ЛУКОЙЛа Вагит Алекперов, участвующий сейчас в Российском инвестиционном форуме в Сочи, рассказал журналистам о планах компании на этот год. Так, он заявил, что ЛУКОЙЛ возвращается к проектам в Западной Африке, замороженным год назад.
В частности, ЛУКОЙЛ планирует начать бурение разведочных скважин в Камеруне: "Второй квартал - начало бурения, принято решение две скважины пробурить и сделать оценку. Две скважины - 156 млн долларов бюджет, половина - доля компании. Они не сложные".
В середине прошлого года компания взяла паузу по принятию инвестиционного решения в проекты в Западной Африке из-за волатильности на рынке нефти. И это при том, что ЛУКОЙЛ обнаружил хорошие коммерческие запасы на своих проектах в Гане и Камеруне.Помимо Африки ЛУКОЙЛ ожидает подписания контрактов с Ираном по месторождениям Мансури и Шангуле, правда, только через три-четыре месяца, хотя ранее предполагалось сделать это в марте. Вагит Алекперов отметил, что пауза возникла не по вине компании.  Читать далее...
Shell может начать сдавать в аренду площади на АЗС для зарядки электромобилей 

News.rambler.ru, 7 февраля, 2018: ТОРЖОК (Тверская область), 7 февраля. /ТАСС/. Shell изучает перспективы установки модулей для зарядки электромобилей на своих АЗС, развитие такого бизнеса компания видит за счет сдачи в аренду площадки на своих станциях для заправки электрокаров. Об этом журналистам сообщил директор по развитию и оперативному управлению сети АЗС Shell в России Виталий Маслов.
"Довольно активно сейчас присматриваемся к перспективе развития такого направления, как электромобили. Могу сказать, что две недели назад мы завершили проект, который называется «на электромобиле от Москвы - до границы с Финляндией», - сказал он. - В перспективе мы видим для себя этот бизнес как сдачу этих участков (на территории АЗС, где будут располагаться модули для зарядки электрокаров) в аренду".
По его словам, модули уже были установлены на пяти АЗС Shell на МКАД, двух в Твери и двух в Ленинградской области. Все они позволяют зарядить электромобиль менее чем за 30 минут и преодолеть путь между Москвой и Санкт-Петербургом.   Читать далее...
Новости недели
Медведев: Россия сосредоточена на развитии экспорта и конкурентоспособности

Tass.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: СОЧИ, 15 февраля. /ТАСС/. Ограничения не мешают России развиваться, страна сосредоточена на развитии экспорта и конкурентоспособности. Такое мнение премьер-министр РФ Дмитрий Медведев высказал на встрече с представителями российских деловых кругов в рамках Российского инвестиционного форума "Сочи-2018".
"В ситуации меняющегося мира Россия находится под воздействием объективных и субъективных факторов в своем развитии, включая решения ряда иностранных государств. Но это не мешает нам развиваться, - сказал Медведев. - Мы в результате всех изменений, которые происходят, наметили для себя приоритеты и по этим приоритетам стараемся идти, стараемся повышать конкурентоспособность страны".
Медведев отметил, что усилия правительства сосредоточены в том числе на поддержке экспорта, чтобы подстегнуть экономический рост.  Читать далее...
Минэкономразвития предлагает установить ставку налога для самозанятых в 6%

Tass.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: Министр экономического развития Максим Орешкин подчеркнул, что налогообложение самозанятых должно быть максимально простым и прозрачным
СОЧИ, 15 февраля. /ТАСС/. Минэкономразвития России подготовило предложения по специальному налоговому режиму для самозанятых, которые предполагают введение ставки налога в 6%, сообщил журналистам министр экономического развития Максим Орешкин на Российском инвестиционном форуме в Сочи. "Есть упрощенная система налогообложения, есть уровень 6%. Вот на этот уровень нужно ориентироваться с точки зрения той ставки, которая могла бы быть", - считает министр.  Он подчеркнул, что налогообложение самозанятых должно быть максимально простым и прозрачным.   Читать далее...
АФК "Система" и Ростех технически создали СП в сфере микроэлектроники

Tass.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: В его состав вошли 22 предприятия  СОЧИ, 15 февраля. /ТАСС/. АФК "Система" и Ростех завершили технические аспекты создания совместного предприятия в сфере микроэлектроники, осталось урегулировать ряд процедурных вопросов, сказал журналистам в кулуарах Российского инвестиционного форума в Сочи основной акционер "Системы" Владимир Евтушенков.  "Мы создали [совместное предприятие с Ростехом]. Выпустим распоряжение правительства, и будет считаться, что создали", - сказал Евтушенков. По его словам, технические детали уже обговорены, "остались процедурные вещи".
В СП вошли семь предприятий со стороны АФК - активы группы команий НИИМЭ (входят в концерн РТИ) и активы "Микрона". Со стороны Ростеха в СП вошли 15 предприятий группы компаний "Росэлектроника".
В июне этого года АФК "Система" и "Российская электроника" (входит в госкорпорацию "Ростех") подписали соглашение о намерениях, предусматривающее создание объединенной компании в сфере микроэлектроники.  Читать далее...
Росатом инвестирует в ветроэнергетику в Ростовской области 15 млрд рублей  

Rambler.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: Правительство Ростовской области и "НоваВинд" (дивизион "Росатома", отвечающий за реализацию программ в новой энергетике) заключили соглашение о реализации инвестпроектов по строительству ветряных электростанций и организации сборочного производства компонентов ветроустановок, сообщает правительство региона.
Соглашение подписали губернатор Василий Голубев и гендиректор "НоваВинд" Александр Корчагин на Российском инвестиционном форуме в Сочи в четверг. Предварительный объем инвестиций по проектам оценивается в 15 миллиардов рублей.
Сборочное производство узлов и агрегатов ветроустановок планируется запустить на заводе "Атоммаш" в Волгодонске в 2018 году. Компания намерена локализовать в городе производство ступицы, гондолы, генератора и системы охлаждения ветроустановки по технологии своего голландского партнера - компании Lagerwey. К 2020 году степень локализации производства составит порядка 80%.  Читать далее...
Кабмин внес поправки в правила проведения техосмотра автомобилей

Tass.ru, 15 февраля, 2018: В частности, в салоне машины теперь обязательно должны быть не только огнетушитель и знак аварийной остановки, но и аптечка
МОСКВА, 15 февраля. /ТАСС/. Правительство внесло изменения в правила проведения технического осмотра автомобилей. Соответствующее постановление опубликовано на официальном портале правовой информации.
В частности, запрещается езда на автомобиле, имеющем дефекты усилителя рулевого управления. Кроме того, новые правила запрещают устанавливать на фары бесцветные или окрашенные оптические детали и пленки, а также демонтировать стеклоочистители и стеклоомыватели, предусмотренные заводом-изготовителем.
Согласно новым правилам, автомобили, помимо огнетушителя и знака аварийной остановки, в обязательном порядке должны быть укомплектованы медицинской аптечкой.
Также изменения коснулись шипованых колес: "шины с шипами противоскольжения в случае их применения должны быть установлены на все колеса транспортного средства", указывается в документе.  Читать далее...
«Белоруснефть» увеличит добычу нефти в России

Eadaily.com, 12 февраля, 2018: Компания «Белоруснефть» до конца года намерена нарастить добычу нефти на территории России на 20% до 180 тыс. тонн силами компании «Янгпур». По словам главного инженера - замгенерального директора «Белоруснефти» Владимира Гошкиса, в 2017 года добыча нефти превысила 150 тыс. тонн.
«Если взять все продукты в нефтяном эквиваленте, то [в 2018 году] добыча должна превысить 390 тыс. тонн», - сказал Гошкис, которого цитирует БЕЛТА.
По его словам, в планах до 2023 года - постепенно наращивать объемы добычи, поэтому компания занимаемся вопросами геологоразведочных работ в Сибири. Кроме того, «Белоруснефть» с целью покупки отслеживает лицензионные участки, которые выставляются в России на торги.  Читать далее...
Минсельхоз: на 7 февраля экспорт зерновых вырос на треть до 31,4 млн тонн

Dairynews.ru, 12 февраля, 2018: По оперативным данным ФТС России, на 7 февраля экспортировано 31,4 млн тонн зерна, что на 36% больше, чем за аналогичный период прошлого сезона (23 млн 074 тыс. тонн), пишет The DairyNews со ссылкой на Минсельхоз РФ.
Экспорт пшеницы с начала сельхозсезона составил более 24,5 млн тонн, что на 37% выше уровня аналогичного периода 2016 года (17, 9 млн тонн).
Экспорт ячменя достиг 3,9 млн тонн, что в 1,9 раза выше уровня аналогичного периода 2016 года.
Экспортировано порядка 2,82 млн тонн кукурузы, что на 6% ниже уровня аналогичного периода прошлого сезона (около 3 млн тонн).
Вывоз остальных зерновых культур (кроме пшеницы, ячменя и кукурузы) вырос на 51%, составив 220 тыс. тонн (против 146 тыс. тонн за аналогичный период прошлого сезона).  Читать далее...
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