Russia has had to reorient oil supplies over the past few months, companies are successfully coping with this, said Maxim Oreshkin , aide to the President of Russia .
“We are doing well with oil production, it has increased significantly. Yes, we had to reorient a number of supplies over the past few months, but our companies are successfully coping with this. introduce some ceilings, but, as it were, if they don’t want to buy, let them not buy,” Oreshkin said.
He also recalled the situation with Nord Stream . According to him, it is the responsibility of the German side to monitor the technical condition of the turbines. “They took her to Canada, she got stuck there, well, if you don’t want to, don’t. That is, Russia does not have a great need in the conditions of an overabundance of foreign currency, the presence of other partners – Asian, from Arab countries, and so on, Latin American ones,” Oreshkin added. .
On the contrary, he believes, the current situation causes more problems for buyers of energy resources than for Russia as a seller.
“We will be fine, there is no need to worry,” he concluded.
After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Western countries began to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation, in particular, on Russian energy resources. The sixth package provides for the gradual introduction of an embargo on oil imports from the Russian Federation. The ban will affect only deliveries by sea, and oil coming through the Druzhba pipeline is not subject to restrictions. In the future, Europe does not exclude the introduction of the seventh package, which may include an embargo on Russian gas supplies.
In addition, at the end of June, the G7 countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan) confirmed their intention to reduce their dependence on energy resources from Russia and agreed to work out price limits for Russian oil and gas. There was a proposal for a possible ceiling on the price of Russian oil at half of its current value.