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EU Gas Firms Set to Keep Buying From Russia After Standoff

  • Eni is opening ruble account, in line with Moscow demand
  • Europe is divided as large importers want to keep gas flowing
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EU Companies to Keep Buying Russian Gas
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European energy giants are pressing ahead with plans to keep buying Russian gas as the European Union’s guidelines appeared to allow them to do so without breaching sanctions.

Even as conflicting messages continued to emerge from Brussels over the legality of complying with Moscow’s demands to pay for gas in rubles, Italy’s Eni SpA said it was opening a ruble account to keep the gas flowing.