EU eyes $100/barrel cap on Russian premium oil merchandise –


The European Fee is proposing that the EU set a $100 per barrel worth cap on premium Russian oil merchandise like diesel and a $45 per barrel cap on discounted merchandise like gasoline oil, European Union officers stated on Thursday (26 January).

The proposal was despatched on Thursday to EU governments and can be mentioned by nationwide representatives at a gathering in Brussels on Friday afternoon.

The intention is to achieve an settlement at EU stage earlier than the worth cap on imported Russian oil merchandise comes into drive on 5 February, according to a call made by G7 international locations.

The worth cap on Russian oil merchandise follows a $60 per barrel cap imposed on Russian crude in December as G7 international locations and the 27-nation EU as a complete search to restrict Russia’s income from its oil exports with out disrupting world provide.

The worth caps imposed by the G7 – america, Canada, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany – and the EU are to curb Moscow’s capability to finance its warfare in Ukraine.

Each worth caps work by prohibiting Western insurance coverage and delivery corporations from insuring or carrying cargoes of Russian crude and oil merchandise except they had been purchased at or under the set worth cap.

The $60 per barrel restrict on crude is now up for assessment because the market worth has been slightly below the cap.

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