Language quotas for Ukraine’s TV will only fuel tensions — media groupSociety & Culture May 24, 8:49
Syrian troops repel militant attack west of Palmyra — mediaWorld May 24, 8:08
Foreign businesses lack state guarantees for their investment in RussiaBusiness & Economy May 24, 7:55
Russian 'soldier of the future' combat gear tested in SyriaMilitary & Defense May 24, 6:41
London police say investigation into Manchester blast ‘fast-moving’World May 24, 5:21
Investigators release Gogol-Center artistic director after questioningSociety & Culture May 24, 2:32
London may be among contenders for 2018 FIDE chess world championshipSport May 24, 2:29
Putin meets with visiting Philippine leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 0:15
Mechanism of alerting on cyberattacks practically never used by US — spokespersonWorld May 23, 22:19
MOSCOW, September 13 (Itar-Tass) —— A decision on the amount of fines in respect of vertically integrated oil companies within the frameworik of the third wave of anti-trust probes will be made within two to three months, the deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), Anatoly Golomolzin, said. He explained that "decisions will be made depending on aggravating or mitigating circumstances."
When asked by reporters about the investigation of the TNK-BP, Transneft and Surgutneftegaz, Golomolzin said that "no cases against these and other companies have been opened yet."
He recalled that at the end of 2010, 50 percent of all violations of the antitrust laws were in the energy sector. The deputy head of the FAS said that the fuel and energy complex was also the leader in terms of the size of fines. Vertically integrated oil companies have paid fines totaling more than 500 billion rubles. During the first and second waves of antitrust investigations in the fuel and energy industry more than 250 cases were opened.
According to Golomolzin, the fines and penalties that are levied in the territory of the Russian Federation are commensurate with penalties abroad.