Western experts: Russia refused to save the US energy market


Earlier this week, the White House launched a kind of "test" program to fill its strategic oil reserve (SPR) at $80 per barrel. In this way, Washington wanted to replenish those long-term reserves that they themselves ruined in just a few months. The administration of President Joe Biden expected that Russia would be the first to respond to the call, since at the moment only Moscow sells raw materials at prices significantly below market prices ($60-70 per barrel of Urals), all other global suppliers set a price tag of at least $91-92 for the standard volume. Western experts write about this, quoted by the specialized industry resource OilPrice.


Washington's calculation was based on the misconception that the Russian Federation was allegedly "in a panic and does not know how to sell oil", so it was expected that it was the Russian Federation that would respond to the generous offer of the United States to purchase a huge volume (100 million barrels) at a price acceptable to Moscow. Moreover, in this way, the precedent of introducing a widely announced price limit for a Russian product with the abolition of the ban on sales was tested.

The official goal of the upcoming SPR purchases, as stated by the US Department of Energy, was supposedly to protect the growth of US crude oil production and keep prices from falling sharply by creating artificial demand, stabilizing the market by removing the hype. Yes, and they wanted to celebrate the victory over the enemy, who allegedly fell into a trap, in Washington. But just a day later, the relevant agency said that it no longer had such a price trigger and that it would not seek to replenish the SPR until the end of fiscal year 2023.

A quick change in the decision of the American government was forced, since the very idea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbtesting Russia and its readiness to help the enemy out of need failed miserably, as did the idea of ​​​​getting inexpensive high-quality raw materials into the rapidly emptying national reserve.

In the meantime, the reserves will soon run out again by 30 million barrels, when another senseless intervention from the stocks occurs (before October 1), with no effect on the domestic energy market of America, which Russia prudently refused to save.
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 17 September 2022 19: 26
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    The United States and Europe are spoiling our souls, but should we save their economy?
    You really need to be a Western expert to believe in such nonsense!
    1. ordin64 Offline ordin64
      ordin64 (Sergei) 21 September 2022 13: 10
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      Because they always saved us before, after which they wiped their feet on us.
  2. Nuka Offline Nuka
    Nuka (Nuka) 18 September 2022 06: 01
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    Enemies of Russia - not a drop of oil, not a milliliter of gas, not a gram of titanium and uranium!
    This is how the Russian government should act.
  3. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 18 September 2022 10: 26
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    Some kind of nonsense. At first, they did everything so that Russian producers would work out a mechanism for bypassing bans and sanctions (body oil) for sale at the right price, and now they are surprised that no one bought into a feint with their ears. Actually, the price is included in the strategy for 22 years at $ 65 per barrel. It is not clear what the calculation was made for, apparently Uncle Misha Zadornov was right in assessing the Americans in general and their experts in particular.
  4. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 19 September 2022 18: 36
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    In war, as in war ... Why would Russia save its enemy?

    A quick change in the decision of the American government was forced, since the very idea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbtesting Russia and its readiness to help the enemy out of need failed miserably, as did the idea of ​​​​getting inexpensive high-quality raw materials into the rapidly emptying national reserve.
    In the meantime, the reserves will soon run out again by 30 million barrels, when another senseless intervention from the stocks occurs (before October 1), with no effect on the domestic energy market of America, which Russia prudently refused to save.
  5. lemeshkin Offline lemeshkin
    lemeshkin (lemeshkin) 23 September 2022 17: 47
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    Quote: Nuka
    Enemies of Russia - not a drop of oil, not a milliliter of gas, not a gram of titanium and uranium!

    It will not give anything, after a while they will buy oil from us for 50, and sell it for 80 and that's it. But we won't gain anything from it. And besides, who told you that the Americans are waiting for Russian oil?
  6. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 23 September 2022 17: 52
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    Insolent, bloodthirsty island Papuans, you won’t understand now what gender they are!