„Der Mangel an Urteilskraft ist eigentlich das, was man Dummheit nennt,
und einem solchen Gebrechen ist leider gar nicht abzuhelfen.“
On July 31, 2014, the Ukrainian parliament considered and passed Draft Law No. 4309A that would increase royalties on natural gas and condensate production to 55% and 45% respectively, from their current levels of 28% and 42%, effective August 1, 2014 and lasting until January 1, 2015. Unless subsequently renewed or extended, gas royalties would then revert back to current levels (i.e., 28% and 42%).
The new law also contains provisions for a „lowering coefficient“ on new wells drilled after August 1, 2014. This reduces the royalties paid on production from those new wells to 55% of the nominal rates (i.e., the effective rate for new wells would be 30.25% for gas, and 24.75% for condensate) for a period of two years.
The bill was signed into law by President Petro Poroshenko on August 1, 2014.
Da hat man wohl Parlament samt Schokobeißer einen riesengroßen Kasper zum Frühstück serviert!
Man, man, man .. das muss ja richtig weh tun … was kommt als nächstes ?