LUKOIL'S PLAN: $50
LUKOIL - Thursday, December 14, 2017, The Board of Directors approved the mid-term development plan ('Key budget indicators of the LUKOIL Group for 2018-2020').
The plan is based on the conservative $50 per barrel oil price scenario. Sustainable hydrocarbon production growth is planned in the Upstream business segment along with the growth in the share of high-margin projects in the overall production. In the Downstream business segment, the focus is on the improvement of operating efficiency and selective investment projects targeted at the enhancement of product slate.
The Board of Directors also approved the Strategic Development Program of the LUKOIL Group for 2018-2027, which is aimed at balanced sustainable business development in the changing macro environment. The main priorities are strong investment discipline, conservative financial policy, cost control, increasing operating efficiency, sustainable dividends growth, minimization of environmental impact and ensuring labor health and safety.
The Board of Directors also approved the Regulation on the long term incentive program for key employees of LUKOIL group for 2018-2022, Annual Audit and Consulting Engagements Plan for the internal audit service of the Company in 2018. Amendments to the Director Compensation and Expense Reimbursement Policy and to the Procedure for the remuneration and reimbursement of expenses of members of the Board of Directors and Audit Commission of PJSC "LUKOIL" were also approved.
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WNA - Apart from adding capacity, utilisation of existing plants has improved markedly since 2000. In the 1990s capacity factors averaged around 60%, but they have steadily improved since and in 2010, 2011 and 2014 were above 81%. Balakovo was the best plant in 2011 with 92.5%, and again in 2014 with 85.1%.
WNA - India has a flourishing and largely indigenous nuclear power programme and expects to have 14.6 GWe nuclear capacity on line by 2024 and 63 GWe by 2032. It aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050.
WNA - Mainland China has 38 nuclear power reactors in operation, about 20 under construction, and more about to start construction. The reactors under construction include some of the world's most advanced, to give a 70% increase of nuclear capacity to 58 GWe by 2020-21. Plans are for up to 150 GWe by 2030, and much more by 2050.
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