“The fundamental causes of the energy crisis and the associated volatility are the huge underinvestment in the industry, and this was said by the Secretary General of OPEC,” TASS quoted him as saying.

According to Sechin, the situation in this matter is also aggravated by the growth in consumption associated with the exit of the population and global industry from the coronavirus pandemic, and the insufficient pace of reproduction of the resource base.

Earlier, the French Parliament called sanctions against Russia one of the reasons for the energy crisis.