A Russian state flag flies atop a diesel plant in the nation’s Yarakta Oil Field. A price cap of US$60 per barrel of Russian crude oil went into effect on Monday. Photo: Reuters
A Russian state flag flies atop a diesel plant in the nation’s Yarakta Oil Field. A price cap of US$60 per barrel of Russian crude oil went into effect on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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US-led price cap on Russian crude oil could see more of it shipped to energy-hungry China

  • Volatile energy prices have moved energy security higher on Beijing’s agenda, and policymakers are looking to consolidate trade with Russia
  • Even with the US$60/barrel cap, Russia still makes around US$20 per barrel, according to an energy researcher who says this incentivises the country to keep supplying global markets

A Russian state flag flies atop a diesel plant in the nation’s Yarakta Oil Field. A price cap of US$60 per barrel of Russian crude oil went into effect on Monday. Photo: Reuters
A Russian state flag flies atop a diesel plant in the nation’s Yarakta Oil Field. A price cap of US$60 per barrel of Russian crude oil went into effect on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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