Did you submit to Moscow? .. Italian “Eni” is preparing to open an account in rubles

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The source explained, quoting people familiar with the matter, that "Eni" You may open a ruble account in a bank "Gazprombank" The Russian energy giant, adding that the Italian energy giant will take this step so that it can buy Russian gas in the local currency.

People mentioned that this "A precautionary step, as you will seek Eni First, to get more guidance from the Italian government and European authorities on whether they can use a ruble account, and under what conditions, to buy Russian gas.".

revealed "Bloomberg" A spokesman for the Italian company declined to comment.

This comes as the President of the European Commission warned Ursula von der LeyenOn Wednesday, energy companies from succumbing to Russia’s demands to pay the price Gas in rubles.

She indicated that doing this step "It is a violation of sanctions".

For her part, European Commissioner for Energy Cardi Simpson said: "Firms are advised to abide by contracts Gas List (pay in dollars or euros) and not pay in rubles".

The coming weeks will be enough to test the ability of Europe On maintaining a united front against Moscow’s gas terms, or it will eventually have to comply.

just "Bloomberg"this European unity may be starting to fade, as a person close to the Russian gas giant revealed "Gazprom"that four European gas buyers paid in rubles, and others opened 10 accounts in "Gazprombank" To meet the new payment requirements.

Followers will wait until the second half of next May (the date of the payments due) to know the decision taken by the company "Eni".

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The source explained, quoting people familiar with the matter, that “Eni” may open an account in rubles in the Russian “Gazprombank”, adding that the Italian energy giant will take this step so that it can buy Russian gas in the local currency.

People stated that this “step is a precaution, as it will seek to… Eni First, to get more guidance from the Italian government and European authorities on whether they can use a ruble account, and under what conditions, to buy Russian gas.”

Bloomberg revealed that a spokesman for the Italian company declined to comment.

This comes as the President of the European Commission warned Ursula von der LeyenOn Wednesday, energy companies from succumbing to Russia’s demands to pay the price Gas in rubles.

She noted that taking this step “is a violation of sanctions.”

For her part, European Commissioner for Energy Cardi Simpson said that the union “advises companies to stick to contracts.” Gas The list (pay in dollars or euros) and not pay in rubles.”

The coming weeks will be enough to test the ability of Europe On maintaining a united front against Moscow’s gas terms, or it will eventually have to comply.

According to “Bloomberg”, this European unit may have begun to fade, as a person close to the Russian gas giant “Gazprom” revealed that four European buyers of gas paid in rubles, and others opened 10 accounts in “Gazprombank” to meet the new payment requirements. .

Followers will wait until the second half of next May (the date of the payments due) to know the decision taken by Eni.

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