MOSCOW, 6 Sep — PRIME. The European Commission and the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries on Tuesday will discuss the introduction of a price limit for Russian gas before the discussion by the energy ministers of the countries of the bloc to combat the energy crisis and strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, a source in the EU told RIA Novosti.
“This is included in the proposal, but in order to present it to the energy ministers, the commission needs to discuss this with the permanent representatives of the member countries in COREPER (committee of permanent representatives of the EU states) tomorrow,” an agency source said on Monday.
According to him, the proposal to impose price caps on Russian gas is likely to be adopted at the meeting on Tuesday and submitted for discussion by European energy ministers on Friday.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has previously stated the need to introduce a price ceiling for Russian gas. At the end of August, she also announced that the EC is working on operational and longer-term measures to improve the situation against the backdrop of rising electricity prices in the EU, which mainly depend on the cost of “blue fuel”.
On September 2, the G7 finance ministers confirmed the plan to impose a price limit on Russian oil and called on “all countries” to join the initiative. Earlier, European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni said that the EC’s goal is to introduce a price cap in accordance with the deadlines agreed under the sixth EU sanctions package, that is, December 5, 2022 for crude oil and February 5, 2023 for petroleum products.
Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the idea of u200bu200blimiting oil prices in Russia is completely absurd, the Russian Federation will not supply oil and oil products to those countries that support it.