A visiting session of the State Council’s Presidium was held at the head office of the Raspadskaya Mine. The participants discussed the main principles of state policy in developing the coal sector and increasing competitiveness of the sector’s products in domestic and foreign markets.
Addressing the session, Vladimir Putin said that the main obstacle hindering the development of the coal sector in Russia was the imbalance in pricing policy regarding the main types of fuel – gas and coal.
According to the President, the use of coal is the basis of energy stability. He stressed that the coal sector played a key role in the Russian economy and it would grow in importance in the future,
The President named the growth of exports among promising trends in the sector’s development.