Cling to Iran and Venezuela in search of oil

The United States, which brought an oil and gas embargo on Moscow, knocked on the doors of Venezuela and Iran, which were previously disagreeable. Germany will not stop buying oil from Russia. While Russia threatened to reduce natural gas to Germany, Shell announced that it would gradually suspend trade with Russia.

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Before the United States announced that it had embargoed Russia’s largest source of income, natural gas and oil trade, the United States was considered an “enemy” until the Ukrainian War, of oil-rich and pro-Petinists Venezuela and Iran. I knocked on the door. .. U.S. delegations held a secret meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro last week on oil transport to the U.S., but they were to lift the embargo imposed on Iran for a nuclear program. Preparing to give a green light.

Secret delegation to Maduro

Venezuelan leader Maduro, Venezuelan leader Juan Gonzalez, Venezuelan ambassador James Story during the Trump era, and State Department hostage bureau official Roger Kirstens, reportedly leaked to US media. In Venezuela sent to negotiate the release of an American imprisoned in. The delegation offered to revitalize the American chevron company in Venezuela in exchange for the relaxation of the US sanctions, but did not receive a positive response from its pro-Putin Maduro. Behind-the-scenes negotiations continue. During the Trump administration in 2019, the United States decided not to consider the Maduro administration legal and cut off the relationship.

The United States is in a second round of negotiations with Iran to solve the energy shortage that arises after the oil embargo it wants to impose on Russia. US President Joe Biden has stated that his predecessor, Trump, has withdrawn from the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and has begun an oil embargo on Iran. Britain declared that the deal with Iran was very close shortly after the outbreak of the Ukrainian War, but the United States aims to lift the embargo by accepting the new deal. The United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia and Germany were parties to the 2015 Agreement with Iran in Vienna. The United States, which has withdrawn from the agreement, is indirectly participating in the current negotiations.

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Attack on Libyan oil fields

An unexpected attack struck Libya last week as the United States was looking for a new source of energy. Tribal militias in the Jintan region have ceased production and shipping in the country’s largest oil field in the Sahara Desert. Libya’s US ambassador Richard Nolan and Libya’s UN representative Stephanie Williams immediately intervened and warned armed groups occupying the oil fields that they would “immediately withdraw.” Libya announced yesterday that oil production will continue as usual. The Netherlands-based energy giant Shell has announced that it will gradually stop buying oil and natural gas from Russia and close its gas stations.

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Russia: Oil reaches $ 300

Russia is trying to stop the US and Western oil embargo. Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said oil export bans and embargoes would have a devastating impact on the global economy: “Oil prices will reach incredible levels, reaching $ 300 a barrel. The Western world cannot find an alternative to Russia’s energy in a short period of time. Canceled the NordStream 2 pipeline project to Europe, but Russia has not yet responded to this hostile step. I. We are still supplying gas from the first (Northstream 1) pipeline. We may have been able to reduce gas to Europe, but we have not. ” Meanwhile, Russia is trying to support a new agreement with Iran. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov has removed the last-minute obstacles to negotiations with Iran, saying: Unless the United States, at least at the level of foreign ministers, agrees in writing that the agreement with Iran is unaffected by the embargo imposed on Russia and that economic relations between Iran and Russia continue, we accept it. not. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken rejected Russia’s request, saying, “What does the nuclear deal with Iran have to do with Russia’s embargo?”

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German President: We stay in the dark

EU leaders will meet tomorrow in Paris to discuss possible oil and gas sanctions against Russia. Prior to the summit, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was cold on oil and gas sanctions against Russia. Scholz said: “Europe uses Russian energy for heating, power generation and industry. If we cut it out, there is no option to replace it. We will run out of energy,” he said. .. EU countries get 40% of their energy demand from Russia. This rate is high in Germany, which is considered an EU locomotive. The goal of eliminating Russia’s energy dependence is expected to be clarified by the EU Summit. At the summit, it will be decided to increase the EU’s defense budget. (Omar BIGE)

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U.S. bans gas and oil imports from Russia

US President Joe Biden yesterday announced that the US has banned all gas / oil transactions purchased from Russia. Biden said this step would put real pressure on Russian leader Putin, saying: Gasoline prices have risen since the beginning of the war and will continue to rise. Protecting freedom will also put a strain on us. ” “We understand that some European countries may not be able to participate in the ban due to lack of energy,” Biden said in close consultation with his allies. rice field. “At this point, a penny isn’t worth a cent,” Biden said, saying Russia’s economy was severely hit by the heaviest sanctions in history. The United States imported 8% of energy demand from Russia in 2021. Only 3% of this percentage is crude oil. (Razi CANIKLIGIL / New York)

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Europe brakes with Russian energy

The European Union, which relies heavily on Russia in the energy sector, is putting a brake on energy imports from this country. Several recommendations have been made by the EU Commission. Brussels’ goal is to reduce the amount of gas imported from Russia by two-thirds by the end of the year. The main goal is to eliminate Russia’s dependence on gas, oil and coal by 2030. By diversifying suppliers, the EU plans to increase imports from LNG and pipelines outside Russia, as well as production and imports of biomethane and renewable hydrogen. Reaching 90% levels for each planting in storage is one of the EU’s recommendations. Last year, Russia’s gas was the number one EU energy importer, with 45%, oil 27% and coal 46%. Russia’s high energy needs in countries such as Germany and Italy require careful attention. Frans Timmermans, the first vice chairman of the European Commission, pointed out that the overnight abandonment of Russia’s energy poses serious problems for some member states, “self rather than Putin. It must not be hurt. “” EU leaders will discuss this issue at a summit in Versailles near Paris tomorrow. (Trust ÖZALP)