Russia lost almost all oil and gas assets abroad


Sanctions have always been a method of eliminating competitors under a plausible pretext political fight for "justice". The restrictions imposed by the United States on Venezuela forced Russian companies, in particular Rosneft, to withdraw from a joint business with a local oil company in 2019. At the time, this seemed to be a very aggressive behavior of the West, but the main events were yet to come.


Then there were legal altercations with Poland and the loss of the remnants of Russian assets in the republic's gas transmission network. However, the real spectacle of the loss of energy enterprises and assets began in 2022, after relying solely on impunity and their own sanctions, EU countries began to engage in outright robbery, seizing assets and disposing of them at their own discretion.

Germany was especially distinguished in this sense, "temporarily" nationalizing the Gazprom subsidiary Gazprom Germania, as well as three oil refineries of Rosneft, including the giant in Schwedt.

Now Italy is engaged in a similar racket on a national scale. Very unceremoniously, the leadership of the republic puts up the Sicilian ISAB refinery, owned by Lukoil, for sale to the American energy company Crossbridge Energy Partners. This is reported by The Financial Times. Representatives of the company have already audited the enterprise and its documentation.

It is noteworthy that this refinery was not even temporarily transferred to the state “trust” management (as in Germany) or nationalized. It is simply going to be sold, thus opening a new “milestone” in the business and legal practice of transferring ownership. If the so-called deal goes through, it would mean that Russian companies have lost almost all of their foreign energy oil and gas assets and projects in which they participated.

In general, only a handful of enterprises and joint companies remained, in which the shares of participation of legal entities from the Russian Federation are still preserved. For example, Gazprom still has a stake in the Moldovan gas company Moldovagaz, but even it (like Chisinau as a whole) behaves as if it no longer belongs to the holding. And the government is looking not for ways to settle debts and arbitration, but for a way for the operator to go bankrupt in order to redistribute shares. Of course, not in favor of the Russian gas monopoly. In other countries, they simply get rid of the Russian part of the capital, or the holders of shares from the Russian Federation themselves are forced to do this.
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  1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 22 September 2022 12: 49
    +2
    Well, if the construction of nuclear power plants in Hungary and Turkey is completed, maybe there will be a surprise.
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 September 2022 13: 30
    0
    The EU began to engage in outright robbery, seizing assets and disposing of them at its own discretion.

    Russia lost almost all oil and gas assets abroad

    - Yes, this is an "ordinary statement" of facts - "usually occurring" processes !!! - And what else should Russia (especially Gazprom) expect???
  3. akropin Offline akropin
    akropin (Alexey) 22 September 2022 13: 34
    +6
    And apparently it was not necessary to invest in the development of bourgeois territories. They got what they deserved.
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 September 2022 13: 54
    -2
    What a panic, these robberies today, tomorrow there will be claims for damages, and the day after tomorrow compensation and very good ones, it just takes time ... The EU is heading towards a crisis and is weakening, the United States will get bogged down in sorting out with the PRC, and the time will come to return the loot ...
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 September 2022 14: 17
    +4
    Why be surprised..
    "Finish the weak, money doesn't smell, there are no allies, there are interests, the army and the navy"
    Imperialism in the yard. He wanted to - and adopted the necessary law, although yesterday he said literally the opposite.
    And squeeze what you need...
  6. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 23 September 2022 01: 03
    0
    There is only one way out: to beat until Victory. And the winners will decide for themselves who and what should go by right ... it has always been like that. It’s just that after the Victory, and even long before it, you don’t need to click your beak, but you need to prepare a plan.
  7. Sergey Kuzmin Offline Sergey Kuzmin
    Sergey Kuzmin (Sergei) 23 September 2022 06: 00
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    Then there were legal altercations with Poland and the loss of the remnants of Russian assets in the republic's gas transmission network. However, the real spectacle of the loss of energy enterprises and assets began in 2022, after relying solely on impunity and their own sanctions, EU countries began to engage in outright robbery, seizing assets and disposing of them at their own discretion.

    And who specifically owns these foreign, like "Russian" campaigns? After all, after the thieves' privatization during the Yeltsin era, what was state-owned went into the pockets of thieves ... (((maybe now these, like, Russian thieves are being taken away by other thieves - "international foreign"?
  8. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 24 September 2022 18: 03
    +1
    On the other hand, GDP buys Western assets in Russia at a market price in strict accordance with international law. The strategist, however!