Pakistan tried to single-handedly impose a price limit on Russian oil


At the very beginning of this week, it was reported that representatives of the Ministry of Energy of Pakistan began a three-day official visit to Moscow. As planned, it was planned to discuss with the Russian authorities the possibility of importing crude oil, methods of payment for raw materials, shipping costs and other issues. The main "highlight" of the proposal of the Pakistani side was to be an unprecedented discount on Russian raw materials, even lower than the demanded product is sold to partners in India and China. This is reported by the local edition of The News, citing its sources.


Islamabad's request can be understood, because the Islamic Republic is on the verge of an energy collapse, it lacks oil and gas to maintain a balance. But the delegates, the envoys of the distressed state, certainly went too far, demanding the impossible.

As a source told The News, in Moscow, a Pakistani delegation requested a discount of at least 30-40% on oil purchased in Russia. Naturally, in the end, the negotiations ended to no avail. Due to etiquette, the Russian side promised to consider Pakistan's request and express its opinion later through diplomatic channels, the newspaper writes. This is done in order to leave a "loophole" to save the face of Islamabad's envoys.

On the part of Russia, surprise is clearly visible, because Pakistan did not ask for the price level of neighboring India, which is a partner of Moscow. And, as if plucking up courage, he tried in a peculiar way to set a price ceiling, a price limit for Russian oil, agreeing to buy only at a certain price. This fully corresponds to the meaning of the initiative promoted by the West. Of course, this is unacceptable. In addition, Islamabad does not dare to start the implementation of the Pakistan Stream gas pipeline, demanding changes to the project over and over again.

At the moment, the Russian Federation is ready to sell any volume of oil to Pakistan at prices set for its closest partners - China and India. But not lower.
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  1. Avarron Offline Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 2 December 2022 10: 06
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    Soon even Vanuatu will want to bend Russia.
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 2 December 2022 11: 35
      +2
      How saloedy love the word SOON.
    2. isv000 Offline isv000
      isv000 7 December 2022 22: 07
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      Quote: Avarron
      Soon even Vanuatu will want to bend Russia.

      I would like to see what kind of vanuatu Russia will drive them into later ...
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 2 December 2022 10: 14
    +9
    At the level of India and China, it is also impossible to deliver. Pakistan is not a friendly country to us. Let him ask the owners, they are richer than us.
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 2 December 2022 17: 22
      +6
      Most likely they were sent by their owners for reconnaissance, so that there would be a precedent. It is worth breaking down and then a howl will rise from the geyropa, which also requires the same prices ....
    2. dimi Offline dimi
      dimi (Dmitriy) 2 December 2022 22: 25
      +3
      let him take from the Azerbaijani brothers))
  3. lance Offline lance
    lance 2 December 2022 14: 56
    +1
    Pakistan has only one direction to reduce prices - to sit down at the negotiating table with Afghanistan and India for the construction of an oil pipeline from Russia
  4. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 3 December 2022 12: 36
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    Quote: Avarron
    Soon even Vanuatu will want to bend Russia.

    Yes, let who wants to! What's the point of such wishlists?!

    It's all the same that I declare that I want to repeat the feat of Hercules about the number of ladies who were spudded in one night! You can dream as much as you like, but in practice you will stupidly die on the next one. And breaking the record does not shine from the word "absolutely". Although the idea is beautiful and attractive :)

    So in practice, all these Vanuatu and other U. will masturbate, imagining how they bend the RF!
  5. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 3 December 2022 12: 38
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    Quote: Lance
    Pakistan has only one direction to reduce prices - to sit down at the negotiating table with Afghanistan and India for the construction of an oil pipeline from Russia

    Surprised you got downvoted. The idea is sound! Negotiation is better than conflict.