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Gazprom Oil Unit Seeks Consultant to Lobby Russia on Export Tax

October 25, 2011

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- OOO Gazprom Neft Shelf, an oil unit of Russia’s OAO Gazprom, said it’s willing to pay 26.9 million rubles ($880,000) for a consultant to lobby the government on lower crude-export taxes for its Prirazlomnoye project.

Gazprom Neft Shelf, a license holder at the Prirazlomnoye oilfield in the Barents Sea, opened a tender yesterday for a consultant to assist in the government’s “decision-making process,” the company said in the tender posted on its website. Bidders for the contract must apply by Nov. 23.

Gazprom, Russia’s gas-export monopoly, said Oct. 10 it set up a department to lobby the government on taxes after the Finance Ministry proposed doubling the company’s payments on mineral extraction.

--Editors: Amanda Jordan, Alex Devine

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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