Russian Energy Minister Igor Yusufov signed an instruction on founding of the State Company for Production of Hydrocarbons In Complicated Conditions (the Goskomresurs state company), an official statement by the Energy Ministry reads. The instruction was signed in accordance with the resolution of the Russian government to facilitate development and introduction of progressive technologies for hydrocarbons extraction from low productive wells and resolution of problems leading to a reduction in the volume of extracted hydrocarbons. Another aim is to decrease the number of unused wells. Dmitry Zazirny was appointed director of Goskomresurs.
The United States has imposed new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which still remains under construction