Lack of long-term investment slows hydrocarbons production

"Companies only find money to invest in production but not for the long-term prospective," said the chairman of the Federation Council’s committee for natural resources Viktor Orlov. According to Orlov, oil and gas production will exceed reproduction in the nearest 14 years. In other words, geological prospecting only replenished 60-65% of extracted reserves, RIA Novosti reported.