On 5 July 2013 the Government issued Resolution No. 569 removing hydrocarbons from the list of strategic natural resources, information in respect of which is considered a state secret.

Pursuant to the Federal Law “On State Secrecy”, the Government approved a list of strategic natural resources, information in respect of which is considered a state secret (Government Resolution No. 210 dated 2 April 2002). The adopted Resolution amends the respective list providing that information on the amount of reserves of oil and gas dissolved in oil contained in the subsoil is no longer considered as a state secret.

The Resolution entered into force on 17 July 2013.