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    Bloomberg spoke about the consultations of the EU countries on the introduction of a ceiling on oil prices in the Russian Federation

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    The countries of the European Union (EU) intend to come to a political agreement within a few weeks on the introduction of a price ceiling for Russian oil. A factor in accelerating the consultations was the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin of partial mobilization in the country, which was announced on Thursday, September 22 by the Bloomberg agency, citing sources.

    The concept of limiting the cost of oil, as conceived by the initiators, boils down to synchronizing American and European efforts to limit the rise in energy prices and reduce Moscow’s income. However, the interlocutors doubted the successful implementation of the plan, noting that the European bloc has not formed a unified point of view on anti-Russian sanctions.

    “Decisions on sanctions require unanimity and are especially difficult in this situation , since each EU member has different energy needs, ”the agency notes.

    Representatives of EU member states will meet with the European Commission at the weekend to discuss new sanctions, which, in addition to restrictions on oil production may include further restrictive measures against individuals and sectors such as technology and luxury goods, the sources said. in clarification, including at what price to set the same price limit for oil in the Russian Federation. It also remains unclear how such a restriction would apply alongside the embargo on Russian oil and the ban on transportation services agreed earlier this year. In any case, there is a certain degree of urgency, since the price ceiling must be announced before the EU sanctions measures come into force on December 5.

    gas from Russia, the finance ministers of the G7 countries agreed on September 2. The marginal cost of this resource will be determined by a number of technical parameters. The United States said that such measures would help reduce Moscow’s revenues and lower world energy prices. From February 5, 2023, the restriction regime will apply to other petroleum products.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on September 7 during the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) that in the event of a restriction prices for energy carriers from the Russian Federation The West is threatened with a complete halt in supplies from the country.

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