MOSCOW, July 29 The Russian government has
declined a proposal by the Finance Ministry to increase a tax on
gas extraction and gas export duty in a bid to protect gas giant
Gazprom's (GAZP.MM) revenues, a government source told Reuters.
"A decision was taken not to do it. Yes, the money has
already been included in the budget. Gazprom is promising to
make up for it in other ways, in particular, through an increase
of gas deliveries abroad," the source said on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Gleb Bryanski)