MOSCOW, Sep 2 — PRIME. Western countries run the risk of being left without other energy resources from Russia, for example, gas, if they impose a price limit on Russian oil, Maxim Kanishchev, director of the Anselm research center, admitted in an interview with RIA Novosti.
It is expected that the finance ministers of the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) at a meeting on Friday will present a plan discussed since the summer, providing for a cap on the ceiling price of Russian oil. According to the Financial Times, citing a source familiar with the negotiations, the G7 intends to support the introduction of a price limit from December 5 for oil and from February 5 next year for petroleum products.
Kanishchev, in this regard, recalled the statement of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak on Thursday. Then he said that Russia would not supply oil to countries that would support the price limit for it.
“They (Western countries – ed.) understand that if we cut off all their energy resources in general, here we can talk not only about oil, but also about gas. I do not exclude such an option that we will say that those countries that will join to the embargo on limiting the upper price of oil, they will not receive our gas either. This is a very big risk, which is not justified in any way, so I think that the matter will end up with this idea dying out at the stage of agreement by the members of the European Union,” he added.