Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On the Russian Federation Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security.
The order establishes the Commission and names its membership. Mr Putin will chair the Commission, and Chairman of Rosneft Igor Sechin will be its executive secretary. The Commission also includes big business and state power bodies representatives.
The Commission’s members include Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Economic Development Minister Andrei Belousov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoy, President of LUKOIL oil company Vagit Alekperov, and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.
The Commission’s aim is to coordinate the work of the federal and regional executive authorities, local self-government authorities, and organisations in developing the fuel and energy sector, ensuring industrial, energy and environmental security, and rational use and effective management of the minerals and raw materials resource base.