Italy prepares to cut off Russian gas

The largest Italian gas company Eni was not ready to pay for Russian "blue fuel" in rubles. This was stated by the head of the concern Claudio Descalzi at the Global Economic Forum in the United Arab Emirates.

The Russian side asked us to pay for gas in rubles. We will not be able to do this because we do not have rubles. And this is not provided for by the contract, which indicates the settlements in euros

Descalzi emphasized.

At the same time, the head of Eni noted that at the moment gas from Russia comes through the territory of Ukraine, but there is no firm confidence in the further preservation of transit through this country.

At the same time, the Italians are considering gas supplies from Africa as some alternative to Russian fuel. Liquefied natural gas from the United States can also play a role, but it is not able to fully meet the needs of Italy.

Given today's statement by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov that Russia will not supply energy to anyone for free, Rome is actually preparing to cut off Russian gas.

Similar sentiments reign in Berlin. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced measures to gradually cut off Russian energy supplies to Germany. So, already this year there may be a reorientation of coal imports. Work is also underway to find alternative ways to transport oil.
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  1. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 28 March 2022 17: 20
    The Russian side asked us to pay for gas in rubles. We will not be able to do this because we do not have rubles. And this is not provided for by the contract, which indicates the settlements in euros

    No rubles - no gas. And then the contract may have a lot of things that are not yet provided.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 March 2022 17: 22
    While they are looking for gullible patients who are ready to supply energy resources for candy wrappers that can be stolen at any moment, Russia should work hard on import substitution of European goods.
  3. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 28 March 2022 17: 33
    All this herd of Geiropsan must be kept in good shape.
    April 1, we switch to the ruble gas.
    Immediately begin to warn that 10 we are transferring oil to the ruble
    On April 20, we transfer uranium and metals to the ruble
    On April 30, we transfer wheat to the ruble.
    Despite any objections to drive all this herd into the ruble zone with kicks. hi
    No alternatives, no they say: "A la guerre comme à la guerre" soldier
    The step should be fast so that they don’t come to their senses and start coming up with any schemes.
    To drive the geyrop world within the framework of one's understanding with a firm and friendly step Once they clapped their innocent eyes and humiliated Russia bent - let them go where Russia will show them the right direction. hi
  4. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 28 March 2022 17: 47
    Yes Yes. They have been dressing up for a long time in the hope that Russia will supply them for free. Did you wait? Now it's time to pay the bills. For all those evils. that Europe has been doing all these years, appeasing the overseas "strange" (if not called as it really is) "hegemons".
  5. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
    Marfa Guy (Marfa) 28 March 2022 17: 49
    Let's see! :)
  6. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 28 March 2022 17: 50
    ... but the next proposal for them will obviously be worse than the current one!

    Now - so far only for rubles within the framework of the prices of existing contracts.
    Then - for rubles and at spot prices.
  7. Konstantin Gromov (Konstantin Konstantin) 28 March 2022 19: 16
    Oh my god, strange people. Instead of looking for rubles, negotiating, etc. etc., they quietly and peacefully, hoping for a miracle, waited a week, and now, ..., they are preparing to turn off. I don't seem to understand something in this life.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 29 March 2022 10: 56
      Because they count on showing off. They say that the Russians cannot do this, they are civilized Europe, democratic values...
      Only they can seize accounts, confiscate property, freeze gold and foreign exchange reserves, and impose sanctions.
      Therefore, there is only one answer to unfriendly countries: there is no payment in rubles, and there is no gas.
  8. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 28 March 2022 19: 34
    And the contract does not provide for the freezing of our funds, so if you need gas, look for rubles, otherwise they are used to yapping at Russia ... they were helped during the pandemic, but how quickly everything is forgotten .... That is OK! Maybe even Grandfather Frost will hurry up ...
  9. Mark Offline Mark
    Mark (Mark) 28 March 2022 19: 41
    As negropup Obama said, -Russia is a gas station!
    Here's the recount they've been waiting for. The gas station operator goes on vacation. Wait until the exit. Maybe he'll be back.
  10. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 28 March 2022 19: 57
    The Italians forgot how their friends from the European Union with masks were thrown and ventilated during the pandemic, and ours saved them. Well, there is no payment, so there will be no gas, I hope the Russian government will fulfill your desires to the fullest and accelerate your desire to get rid of Russian gas. Forward, comrades!
  11. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
    anclevalico (Victor) 29 March 2022 07: 53
    The contract and sanctions are not specified. So, please, gentlemen!
  12. Blast Offline Blast
    Blast (Vladimir) 29 March 2022 08: 58
    Actually, this is what the United States needs, already now capital has poured into the states in a wide stream. Ideally, it is desirable to unleash a big war in Europe in general in order to solve our problems. This has already happened, and more than once ... I hope the European brains are enough to realize this. So, Russia, by announcing the payment in rubles for gas, in some sense accelerated the process of de-industrialization of Europe. The question is how far European countries are ready to go down the path of self-destruction in order to prolong the well-being of the United States for some time.
  13. Sidor Bodrov Offline Sidor Bodrov
    Sidor Bodrov 29 March 2022 09: 40
    Italians, you have never been fools. No need to be capricious, servile and indulging a dirty dance. Drive your rotten lackey elite along with their Stars and Stripes handlers. Stock up on rubles and calmly use Russian energy resources. look at things objectively, is Russia doing everything right, or do you want the revival of fascism?