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Putin's War Budget Won't Take a Hit From Oil Price Cap

  • Price ceiling near market levels won’t hit ruble revenues much
  • US, allies tried to ensure Russia doesn’t cut oil output hard
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The Group of Seven’s price ceiling on Russian oil exports isn’t low enough to take a big bite out of the Kremlin’s revenues next year and economists say even if it does lead to a drop in crude production, Vladimir Putin still has plenty of cash for his war effort, at least for now.

At $60 per barrel, “the price cap looks very generous,” said Renaissance Capital economist Sofya Donets. “It is close to what was priced in by the market for 2023 and to the level suggested in Russia’s budget.”