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Ten More European Gas Buyers Open Ruble Accounts for Payments

  • Person close to Gazprom says 20 clients have accounts in total
  • Companies can use rubles and not break sanctions, Draghi says
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Draghi Says EU Companies Can Pay for Gas in Rubles

Ten more European gas buyers have opened accounts in Gazprombank JSC, doubling the total number of clients preparing to pay in rubles for Russian gas as President Vladimir Putin demanded.

A total of twenty European companies have opened accounts, with another 14 clients asking for the paperwork needed to set them up, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential matters. He declined to identify the companies.