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The Oil Price Cap Looks Set to Keep Russian Oil Flowing

  • Deal allows those buying under the cap to access insurance
  • Focus is now on Kremlin’s reaction to the G-7 maneuver
Bloomberg business news
European Union officials clinched a deal to cap the price of Russian crude at $60 per barrel.Markets: The Close.”
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The Group of Seven is set to impose a price cap on Russian oil that’s well above where it now trades. If there was ever any doubt what the premise of the cap was, it’s now clear: the US and its allies want Russia’s crude to keep flowing.

European Union ambassadors backed limiting the price of Russian oil, a key source of income for President Vladimir Putin’s war machine, at $60 a barrel after fraught talks that dragged into the night more than once. Crucially, that’s above the $50 that Russia’s flagship Urals grade already trades at, according to data from Argus Media.