Asked whether the course with regard to the country's fuel and energy complex will change in connection with a change in the composition of the government, Gennady Shmal, president of the Russian Union of Oil and Gas Industrialists, said that "issues relating to the fuel and gas complex are not decided by the premier alone." "The point at issue is a system, not just a personality. I do not see any problems in connection with the presentation of a candidate for the post of the country's premier and his subsequent potential appointment to this post," said Shmal.
"It is still too early to comment on the appointment of the new government," LUKOIL first vice-president Dmitry Tarasov told RIA Novosti. However, he noted, cabinet reshuffles do not cause apprehensions with regard to the new cabinet's course in the field of power engineering.
For his part, Georgy Kustovoy, head of the Russian federal energy commission, just wished the new government efficient teamwork. "We wish the new government, which will be appointed, successful joint work with us," said Kutovoy.