Source Pravda.Ru

Duma official comments on energy bills to be considered

There are no serious problems with the consideration of the bills aimed atreforming the Russian energy sector, V.Pekhtin, leader of Yedinstvo, aRussian State Duma faction, told reporters. In collaboration with theRussian Federation Council and the representatives of other factions, adecision was made, according to which the government should hold at least a52 percent stake in Russian energy companies, in particular, managingcompanies. Pekhtin was quoted as saying, this stake may reach 75 percent.The Duma official also reported the package of energy sector bills hadchanged for the better last summer..