G7 expands influence on Russia by setting oil price cap = US government official | Reuters

A senior US Treasury official said on December 6 that the price ceiling for Russian oil of $60 per barrel has increased Western influence over Russia. The photo shows a crude oil tanker moored near Nakhodka. (Reuters/Tatiana Meel)

[ワシントン 6日 ロイター] – A senior US Treasury official said on Monday that the cap on Russian oil prices at $60 a barrel has increased Western influence over Russia. He also said that various factors, including the Russian and global economies and trends in the oil market, would be taken into account when adjusting the ceiling. He responded to a Reuters interview.

The Group of Seven (G7), the European Union (EU) and Australia agreed on Thursday to impose additional sanctions on Russia by placing a $60 cap on the price of Russian crude oil. The cap was introduced on the 5th.

The limit is to be reviewed every two months, and the G7 intends to start reviewing it in mid-January next year, but the official said that no specific date has been set for making the adjustments.

He said the G7 and Australia will be busy in the coming weeks as they work to set price caps on Russian refined petroleum products, due to be introduced by February 5 next year.

“The important thing is that by setting the $60 cap, we now have all the leverage,” he said, adding that “any adjustment is in the interest of the G7, Ukraine and the global economy, not Russia.” .