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Crude Export Duty Hike?

The government may boost its duty on crude exports by 3.7 percent for regular fields and by 8.3 percent for deposits with a discounted rate next month after prices for its Urals blend rose.

The standard tax rate may increase to $273.50 a metric ton from $263.80 in August, according to Finance Ministry data. The discounted rate for select East Siberian fields may rise to $87 a ton from $80.30.


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