Bloomberg: Gazprom is trying to keep gas supplies to Europe

Both Russia and Europe are interested in bilateral cooperation in the energy sector. Therefore, signals about the desire to continue mutually beneficial trade are coming both from Moscow and from many EU countries. However, the Bloomberg news agency, which obtained a letter from Gazprom to its clients in Europe, believes that there is something shameful in Russia's desire to continue to supply gas for export.

The agency discloses the content of the letter with additional clarifications regarding the payment for raw materials in rubles. According to Bloomberg, the holding sent similar documents to all its European clients in the West to explain in more detail the mechanism for settlements in the national currency, taking into account all the changes and additions to the decree of President Vladimir Putin to date.

This was the "last evidence" that Gazprom wants to maintain gas supplies to Europe at any cost.

the agency suggested.

According to the publication’s experts, even after the clarifications were sent out, it still remains unclear whether the new procedure is enough to dispel the fears of the European Union and its residents regarding the fact that opening an account or otherwise interacting with the Central Bank of Russia for gas transactions is illegal and violates sanctions.

The need to provide regular customers with a mailing list with an explanatory document arose after the issuance of a new Kremlin decree dated May 4. It contains provisions with some relevant clarifying rules for paying for imports in rubles. As the energy monopolist himself emphasizes, the new decree of the head of state has significantly improved the original payment procedure.

In particular, the decree provides for the transparency of the movement of funds of foreign buyers (exactly what was feared in the EU), excludes the participation of "third parties" in settlements and access to financial flows, and, most importantly, that non-participation in the operation of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is guaranteed, under sanctions.

The American analytical and news agency Bloomberg completely misinterprets the text sent out by Gazprom. He sees it as a sign of weakness. However, what the Western edition is not mistaken about is that the letter will not change much. States wishing to continue cooperation with Russia and pay for raw materials in rubles will find a way to do this in accordance with the explanations of the European Commission and the Kremlin. Those who do not want to - will not resort to a new payment scheme, even with the complete security of the transfer.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 May 2022 11: 38
    Both sides are interested in bilateral cooperation in the energy sector

    There is a fundamental error in the analysis.
    The EU wants to abandon cooperation in the energy sector. A ban is introduced on the supply of coal, oil until the end of the year and gas by 2027. So it would be a good idea for Bloomberg's analysts to read EU policy documents first. All their analysis can be hung up on a carnation in the privacy office. That's where he belongs.

    The only thing I don't understand is why would Russia want to keep in touch with an unreliable and uninterested client? The supply ban must be implemented immediately. Without waiting for the EU to prepare.
    1. Sergey Obukhov Offline Sergey Obukhov
      Sergey Obukhov (Sergey Obukhoa) 8 May 2022 16: 21
      Only traitors to the Motherland and enemies of the people, that is, the oligarchs, can and want to negotiate with enemies. Well, other liberals from the fifth column. Europe itself, by the way, started divorce proceedings with Gazprom. So what? Come back, I will forgive everything? How much can you forgive? Gas has been supplied free of charge for a month, but the eurofreeloaders, or rather the eurothieves, have not paid. So, the world has changed, and there is NO more return to the past. And it won't.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 May 2022 20: 06
        Payment for gas supplies of the current month is made in the middle of the next month. I've been waiting for the supply to stop since May 1st. But payment for April is due in mid-May. On May 3, a presidential decree was issued to provide a list of those whose gas will be turned off within ten days. Just on May 13 there will be a list of legal entities who do not need gas. And, I hope, on May 15 the faucet will be closed.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 May 2022 17: 37
    Gazprom is trying to keep gas supplies to Europe

    To whom is the war, and to whom is the mother dear! War is a profitable business, both for the United States and for Russia. And we all wonder when the war will end? NEVER!!!
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 May 2022 00: 33
    Russia was expelled from the International Gas Union and was not invited to the International Gas Congress

    But they still want gas.