Declaring an oil war: what retaliatory measures can the US take


The recent decision of Saudi Arabia and Russia within OPEC + to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels per day in the United States was perceived as a declaration of an oil war and is ready to take appropriate response actions.


Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, expressed surprise in one of the Western social networks that the Saudis chose to side with Moscow rather than their ally Washington during the crisis. In view of the current situation, the United States may take certain retaliatory measures.

Thus, it is possible to adopt a bill allowing the American financial department to file suits against OPEC countries for violating antitrust laws, as well as to confiscate their property in the United States. The document was drawn up 20 years ago, and now the bill can be put into motion.

In addition, Washington may initiate legal proceedings with OPEC in the WTO, as well as prepare a bill that will oblige the US president to demand that the cartel countries refuse to agree on oil production quotas and energy prices.

Thus, black gold is gradually turning into an energy weapon.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 October 2022 13: 02
    +7
    refusal to agree on oil production quotas and energy prices.

    That is, Western countries have the right to coordinate prices for gas and oil. And everyone else is not allowed. Oh, marvelous liberal capitalism ....
    1. Ulan.1812 Offline Ulan.1812
      Ulan.1812 (Boris Gerasimov) 7 October 2022 13: 18
      +4
      Quote: Bakht
      refusal to agree on oil production quotas and energy prices.

      That is, Western countries have the right to coordinate prices for gas and oil. And everyone else is not allowed. Oh, marvelous liberal capitalism ....

      And what did you want, this is the very "magic hand of the market" and "free competition" that Egor Golikov (Gaidar) and other Chubais and Kudrins pushed us into.
  2. Ulan.1812 Offline Ulan.1812
    Ulan.1812 (Boris Gerasimov) 7 October 2022 13: 20
    +3
    In fact, OPEC is on its side, not on the side of Russia or the United States.
    What Washington is not used to. They believe that everyone should fulfill their every wish.