Illustrative photo of mockup oil barrels in front of EU and Russian flags
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Members of the European Union, except Poland, tentatively agreed on Thursday to cap the price of Russian oil transported by sea at $60 a barrel, an official said. European diplomat.
This agreement would be accompanied by an adjustment mechanism to maintain the ceiling 5% below the market price, added the diplomat.
Poland, which had pushed for the lowest possible cap, has until 3:00 p.m. GMT to give its assent.
If Warsaw gives the green light, governments will have until Friday to ratify the agreement, the diplomat said.
(Report Jan Strupczewski; French version Kate Entringer, edited by Blandine Hénault)