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Austrian press: the US is trying to ban Europe from buying energy resources from Russia, while they themselves are increasing purchases of Russian oil

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The correspondent of the Austrian newspaper Der Standart drew the attention of his readers to an interesting nuance associated with the US energy policy and their sanctions pressure on other countries. The article by Andre Ballin says that, against the background of attempts to prohibit Europe from purchasing gas and other energy resources from Russia and statements about "the political background of the construction of the SP-2 gas pipeline", the States themselves are increasing their purchases of hydrocarbons from Russia.


The Austrian journalist recalls that the United States is putting pressure on European companies that are involved in the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project (there are also Austrian companies among these companies). In the Biden administration, the gas pipeline from Russia to Europe along the bottom of the Baltic Sea is constantly called a "bad deal", adding that if the project is implemented, Europe will allegedly become dependent on Russia, including a political one.

Ballin writes that at this very time, the United States itself, nothing and no one interferes with increasing the volume of purchases of Russian energy resources.

At the same time, the Austrian observer believes that this was influenced by the American sanctions themselves. The aforementioned publication notes that sanctions, for example, against Venezuela, force Americans to buy oil of comparable characteristics in other markets. And the most suitable in this regard is the Russian oil brand Urals.

Austrian press:

This led to the fact that Russia for the first time became the third largest oil supplier to the United States after Canada and Mexico.

At the same time, the emphasis is on the fact that the United States itself does not say anything about the "politicization of Russian oil."

From the material:

It should be noted that the increase in oil purchases from Russia took place after the events of 2014 in Crimea.

It is added that in its case the United States does not attach importance to this when it comes to energy needs, however, when it comes to the Europeans, the United States takes a tough stance towards them.
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  1. Woodman
    Woodman April 5 2021 12: 35
    +6
    Ballin writes that at this very time, the United States itself, nothing and no one interferes with increasing the volume of purchases of Russian energy resources.
    Well, you have to understand - nothing personal, just business.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 5 2021 12: 38
      +5
      Against the backdrop of attempts to ban Europe from purchasing gas and other energy resources from Russia and statements about "the political background of the construction of the SP-2 gas pipeline", the States themselves are increasing their purchases of hydrocarbons from Russia.

      So that's not it ....
      I am amazed that it is necessary to poke people directly in the eyes to see
      1. frruc
        frruc April 5 2021 13: 13
        +7
        the States themselves are increasing their purchases of hydrocarbons from Russia.

        And then the United States successfully resells the same to Europe at its own price. The same is with the hydrocarbons of the Middle East, and in Syria, they generally steal. As if it's some kind of secret.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh April 5 2021 15: 36
          0
          Unsuccessfully invented.
          The United States buys from Russia heavy grades of oil with sulfur and other impurities for processing in Texas into high-octane gasoline.
          And they sell their light grades of oil to Europe at shallow refineries.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky April 5 2021 19: 20
            0
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Unsuccessfully invented.
            The United States buys from Russia heavy grades of oil with sulfur and other impurities for processing in Texas into high-octane gasoline.
            And they sell their light grades of oil to Europe at shallow refineries.

            Alexey was recently informed that the daily oil production in the United States is 11 million bbl, and the daily need is 20 million bbl. It turns out that another 9 million bbl is bought on the side to meet the daily requirement. What is the trick - to buy, what to sell? request
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh April 5 2021 19: 40
              +4
              The trick is that Texas has unique refineries for deep processing of oil and petroleum products. Whether asphalt or bitumen can be distilled into gasoline.
              And the Americans are buying up "heavy oil" all over the world. And they extract light oil - both conventional and shale. It is not suitable for processing in these factories. And they sell it to Europe.
              They covered Venezuela with sanctions and thus foolishly cut themselves off from the super-heavy oil of this country (Venezuelan oil does not even flow through pipes). And they began to buy from Russia.
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky April 5 2021 21: 18
                +2
                Quote: voyaka uh
                The trick is that Texas has unique refineries for deep processing of oil and petroleum products. Whether asphalt or bitumen can be distilled into gasoline.
                And the Americans are buying up "heavy oil" all over the world. And they extract light oil - both conventional and shale.
                I believe that you described a mechanism that operated not even yesterday, but the day before yesterday. It was not for nothing that the Austrians drew attention to this. The fact is that Bidon, during the first two weeks of his presidency, issued a decree terminating the issuance of licenses to oil workers to carry out work on oil production by hydraulic fracturing and expressed his intention to allocate 2 trillion American rubles for the development of wind turbines for the production of green energy. The US oil industry is losing tens of thousands of jobs online and is switching to purchasing oil from third-party suppliers, including "enemy" Russia! Some analysts are inclined to call what is happening in the US nothing more than "the verdict of the oil industry." Moreover, the European man in the street noticed that the United States actively bought LNG produced by Yamalneftegaz for its own needs last year, despite the fact that it promises to fill Europe with its gas, in connection with which, even the most outspoken Russophobes had doubts that if they give up the pipeline Russian gas and begin to freeze, then to the question -Well, and ..? mattresses will be able to answer something intelligible, except for the stereotyped - "We share your difficulties and pray for you." It seems that from the American prayer the Europeans will not get warmer from the word in general. hi
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh April 5 2021 22: 20
                  +2
                  Any oil production has a hard time due to the massive transition
                  automobile manufacturers from gasoline engines to electro-lithium and electro-hydrogen. Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, not to mention small ones. Germany discontinues
                  production of diesel engines for passenger cars. And then for trucks and buses.
                  China, by the way, is one of the leaders in the transition to electric vehicles. And in India the same
                  trend. The oil companies themselves are buying up windmills and other green bells and whistles,
                  so as not to be left with a broken trough.
                  ----
                  Gas is a separate topic.
                  1. Nyrobsky
                    Nyrobsky April 5 2021 23: 05
                    0
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    Any oil production has a hard time due to the massive transition
                    automobile manufacturers from gasoline engines to electro-lithium and electro-hydrogen. Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, not to mention small ones. Germany discontinues
                    production of diesel engines for passenger cars. And then for trucks and buses.
                    China, by the way, is one of the leaders in the transition to electric vehicles. And in India the same
                    trend.

                    I agree. Once the coal-fired steam generator was replaced by an internal combustion engine and the future belongs to new engines - with gas and electric traction, but whatever one may say, in the next 50-100 years, ICEs will remain in the lead, even based on the needs of the army.
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    The oil companies themselves are buying up wind turbines and other green bells and whistles so as not to be left behind.
                    This is, in principle, true, since catching up is always more difficult. hi
                    1. Vladimir Mashkov
                      Vladimir Mashkov April 6 2021 14: 41
                      0
                      The United States is an extremely arrogant and cynical deceiver who is fighting not only against China and Russia, but also against its alleged allies in Europe: calling on Europe to break off cooperation with Russia, NOT to buy cheap hydrocarbons from it, but to buy more expensive ones from the United States, they themselves cooperate with Russia where it suits them, and buy the same hydrocarbons from Russia!
          2. NKT
            NKT April 5 2021 19: 27
            0
            Urals is a medium grade, high-viscosity oil from the Volga-Urals and Tatarstan, diluted with light oil from Siberia. Both on our scale and by API
      2. Olgovich
        Olgovich April 5 2021 13: 19
        0
        Quote: Mitroha
        I am amazed that it is necessary to poke people directly in the eyes to see

        it's different ...
    2. xorek
      xorek April 5 2021 12: 49
      -1
      It's just that the United States is pumping up its reserves. After all, soon it will not be possible to steal oil and gas, but it starts to get colder in America, and in general the dollar is already at its limit and something needs to be done, you will no longer live on speculation .. laughing
      They are already being driven everywhere, and their debts are already under 30 trillion. Question to whom to write off?
      And how to unleash a war in Eurasia again
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 5 2021 13: 00
        0
        Quote: xorek
        soon it will not be possible to steal oil and gas

        Who will prevent the US from continuing to steal Syrian oil? The mechanism is debugged, promising, provided with military cover ...
        1. xorek
          xorek April 5 2021 13: 40
          -4
          Quote: Lara Croft
          Quote: xorek
          soon it will not be possible to steal oil and gas

          Who will prevent the US from continuing to steal Syrian oil? The mechanism is debugged, promising, provided with military cover ...

          Well, let's say the Houthis, how do you like this alignment? A very militant tribe and well trained, well, in the future, the Kurds, as they were thrown by the United States .. wink..Work is carried out on extrusion
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 5 2021 13: 51
            -1
            Quote: xorek
            Well, let's say the Houthis, how do you like this alignment?

            They are in Yemen. And those who are in the SAR are not a hindrance to the Americans. And the Syrian oil goes not only to the Americans, but also to the Turks and Israeli Jews ...
            1. xorek
              xorek April 5 2021 14: 07
              -3
              Quote: Lara Croft
              They are in Yemen.

              That's it .. wink
              Quote: Lara Croft
              And the Syrian oil goes not only to the Americans, but also to the Turks and Israeli Jews ...

              Well, yes, everything is true ..
              Quote: Captain Pushkin
              Where are the Houthis and where is Syria ... Two bast shoes on the map.

              So far away .. And what if they appear?
              The Houthis know where the center of evil is in their opinion .. Think about it?
            2. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh April 5 2021 19: 47
              +1
              Israel does not buy oil from permanent suppliers and permanent countries. He buys a large tanker, then from Angola, then from Mexico, then from Nigeria. With high quality oil
              Israel has not been friends with Turkey since 2008.
              Therefore, trying to weave Israel into mini-mining in Syria is ridiculous. There are such wells in Israel itself. They are unprofitable.
          2. Captain Pushkin
            Captain Pushkin April 5 2021 14: 00
            -1
            Quote: xorek

            Well, let's say the Houthis, how do you like this alignment?

            Where are the Houthis and where is Syria ... Two bast shoes on the map.
        2. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh April 5 2021 15: 39
          +1
          There are no large oil reserves in Syria. Tiny deposits for export by oil tankers. They are taken to Iraq, the profits go to Kurds. And from this profit, the Kurds pay for the American military cover for these deposits. But even after that, the Kurds are in decent profits.
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 5 2021 16: 23
            0
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Tiny deposits for export by oil tankers. They are taken to Iraq, the profits go to the Kurds.

            And what kind of Israeli oil is transported to Turkey, or what?
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh April 5 2021 17: 38
              0
              Not all wells are in Kurdish territory.
              Part on the lands of the Arabs who are not friends with Assad, part on the lands of the Turkomans.
              This oil is transported by car to Turkey.
    3. Bykov.
      Bykov. April 5 2021 12: 52
      +2
      What is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to a bull.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding April 5 2021 13: 00
        +4
        could not help but post this wonderful episode
    4. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 5 2021 12: 52
      0
      Here is such duplicity and hypocrisy!
      You need to know who to deal with. And the further the crisis continues and gets worse, the more such "revelations" will be.
      After all, there are not only hydrocarbons, there are corruption ties all over the world (for example, the Chinese 1,5 billion in the management of Biden's son and Kerry's stepson ...)

      Trump, I remember, introduced openly and unashamedly the principle of "America First". And not the first in battle, but the first in the division of spoils from plunder, and including their own allies and partners! Oil, gas, weapons, social networks - everything will work for squeezing the juices from the followers of the sect "Pax Americana" (Latin for "American World").

      Well, what should we do? Should we sell oil to the States? Of course, after all, we will only earn from this (and, among other things, we will have arguments for the Europeans about the reliability of our supplies), and our "partners" will still lose political points, since no one has been able to deceive everyone for an infinitely long time!
      1. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin April 5 2021 14: 05
        +1
        Quote: RealPilot
        our "partners" will still lose their political points, since no one has been able to deceive everyone for an infinitely long time!

        Do you think that the Europeans really don't understand anything? I assure you, their leaders are not very stupid people. And just as unprincipled.
    5. Vita vko
      Vita vko April 5 2021 13: 13
      +1
      Quote: Lesovik
      nothing personal, just business.

      These words of the famous American mafioso Al Capone need to be inserted into the preamble of the US Constitution for a long time.
  2. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 April 5 2021 12: 36
    +2
    Well, this is different! You can't tell anyone about it
    1. Flooding
      Flooding April 5 2021 12: 41
      0
      By the end of 2020, Russia became the 2nd largest importer of oil and oil products to the United States in terms of deliveries, pushing Saudi Arabia to the 3rd place (538 thousand barrels per day versus 514 thousand barrels per day).
      By the end of 2020, Canada remained the largest supplier of oil and petroleum products to the United States, imports from which amounted to 3,212 million barrels per day, down 5,4% compared to 2019.

      read the details at https://neftegaz.ru/news/Trading/672703-ssha-v-2020-g-importirovali-maksimalnyy-za-9-let-obem-nefti-i-nefteproduktov-iz-rossii-dalshe-bolshe /
  3. Ka-52
    Ka-52 April 5 2021 12: 37
    +2
    Money rules the world. And politicians are just forgive.... their puppets
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak April 5 2021 12: 38
    +4
    Oh ... noticed what? Only now there is another question: what, on this fact, can Europe present to the United States? It seems like nothing ... we won't even hear a squeak.
  5. iouris
    iouris April 5 2021 12: 40
    -3
    Do it right - learn!
  6. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin April 5 2021 12: 46
    0
    It seems that the process is calculated, due to sanctions, to bring down the price tag for carbon, to catch up with the EU's fear and on the sly to get a margin both at the expense of the EU and by lowering prices for Russian hydrocarbon all, they also bought liquefied gas for sale in the EU and Rosneft oil.
    It's simple, but the pandemic still let them down, and then there's the cold in Texas.
    And the vaccine in .........
  7. APASUS
    APASUS April 5 2021 12: 48
    +1
    Journalists are asking Americans some strange questions. Who is subordinate to whom
  8. businessv
    businessv April 5 2021 12: 48
    +1
    Austrian press: the US is trying to ban Europe from buying energy resources from Russia, while they themselves are increasing purchases of Russian oil
    Well, at least someone in old Europe began to see the light and notice simple things! The hegemon does not need a strong and prosperous Europe, he needs vassal subordination and timely payments for protection. smile
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2021 12: 49
    +1
    Europeans as small children only realized that the United States, forbidding others, are taking advantage of opportunities in their own interests. "What is allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to the Bull" (Latin expression).
  10. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 5 2021 12: 52
    +1
    When transported across the Atlantic puddle, Russian oil is thoroughly democratized and acquires liberal-tolerant characteristics.
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 5 2021 12: 53
    -1
    In the 20th century, the United States bought "heavy" oil from us for $ 2,4 billion. And what are we doing with Venezuelan oil, see the tracking of the tanker Maxim Gorky, and do not say that diplomacy does not work when Monsieur $ is at stake. learn !!!!
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 April 5 2021 12: 57
    +1
    Austrian press: the US is trying to ban Europe from buying energy resources from Russia, while they themselves are increasing purchases of Russian oil
    "what stupid", do not understand that THIS IS ANOTHER!
    1. cniza
      cniza April 5 2021 14: 29
      +2
      And what do they want, Europe must first de-occupy, and then pursue an independent policy ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 5 2021 15: 05
        +1
        For many, everything is already fine ... there you need to put in your pants not a hedgehog, but a porcupine ... then the mental processes will somehow recover ... probably.
        1. cniza
          cniza April 5 2021 15: 12
          +2
          It doesn't seem to help, a full stomach is the whole problem ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 5 2021 15: 23
            +1
            This is all temporary ... to present bills to them, there are a lot of people and a well-fed, calm life comes to an end.
            1. cniza
              cniza April 5 2021 15: 29
              +2
              They don't want to believe it, they don't see. that they will soon become guests at home ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 5 2021 15: 43
                +1
                Well, they still have a bit of a fight with the Sultan, he will launch this to them U U U U !!! Long will be remembered and hiccupped!
                1. cniza
                  cniza April 5 2021 16: 16
                  +2
                  There, besides the Sultan, the stream may rush, or rather, it goes on the sly ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 April 5 2021 18: 03
                    +1
                    Migration season will open soon, by itself.
                    But what the sultan can throw up will already be a tsunami.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza April 5 2021 18: 15
                      +2
                      Yes, he is holding Europe tightly with this ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 5 2021 18: 22
                        +1
                        By the way, they did not give him the promised denyushka ... they pull the bagpipe, but in vain.
                      2. cniza
                        cniza April 5 2021 20: 56
                        +2
                        You won't understand there, at first they gave it, then he demanded more and the trade continues ...
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 6 2021 06: 20
                        +1
                        Judging by what I read, he was NOT GIVEN, what was already agreed ... was given only partially.
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra April 5 2021 13: 31
    0
    Well, the nuclear power plant, with the filing of pro-American greens, was cut only in different Germany, but for some reason no one closed it in the United States. Yes, and the agreements on the climate turned out to be inconvenient ... The dog is with him, that the United States has gone out of him, and is not trying now for the sake of life on Earth to accept him. They link this climate with emissions into the atmosphere, and there is an agreement on these emissions. emissions cutting-off - signed by ALL countries on earth, even the wild Solomon Islands, all - except two countries. The USA and their "51st state", as they call it themselves - Canada ... The Kyoto Protocol is called.
    And so they are all for green energy and against the non-environmental friendliness of various production, yes)
  • Incvizitor
    Incvizitor April 5 2021 13: 39
    0
    Likewise, the owners of the barn do not allow their cattle to come to their homes.
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 13: 50
    0
    Very good comment for the topic "Will self-hypnosis help ... laughing
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 13: 52
    0
    Here is an article for you, dear comrades, about the real inflation in the used car market in the USA.

    There is not at all 2% per year. But this is probably different. laughing goldenfront.ru/articles/view/chto- oznachaet-moshnyj-skachok-cen-na-podderzhannye-avtomobili-chto-potrebiteli-ne-prekrashayut-pokupat-ukazyvaet-na-fundamentalnye-izmeneniya-v-sfere / inflyacii

    And so I understand that real inflation will break through in individual sectors. The authorities are clear - they will talk about 2%, even about a decrease in inflation.

    The refrigerator will beat the TV. How fast? We will take a look, but not for long.  wassat
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 13: 54
    0
    Where to attach the freshly printed trues if the industrial production merges with confidence? It goes without saying - into resources, buying up resources we increase demand and prices, inflation goes into the world.

    One of the options, so as not to move the price of gold.

    https://webinvestor.pro/investicii-​v-palladiy-prognoz-2021/

    the promised scissors are coming to the rest of the world more than to the United States. laughing
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir April 5 2021 14: 13
    +2
    The United States is trying to ban Europe from buying energy from Russia, while they themselves are increasing purchases of Russian oil

    There are no prohibitions for the United States. For American "allies" there is a ban everywhere) The Americans keep everyone in their "financial fist" from which no one can escape, and those who try will face the fate of Libya and Iraq.
  • cniza
    cniza April 5 2021 14: 27
    +1
    The article by Andre Ballin says that, against the background of attempts to prohibit Europe from purchasing gas and other energy resources from Russia and statements about "the political background of the construction of the SP-2 gas pipeline", the States themselves are increasing their purchases of hydrocarbons from Russia.


    Well, it's them, and Europe is vassals ...
  • RealPilot
    RealPilot April 5 2021 14: 40
    0
    Quote: Captain Pushkin
    Quote: RealPilot
    our "partners" will still lose their political points, since no one has been able to deceive everyone for an infinitely long time!

    Do you think that the Europeans really don't understand anything? I assure you, their leaders are not very stupid people. And just as unprincipled.

    I agree with you completely!
    It's just that when they "throw on the loot", "respected and privileged gentlemen" tend to quite "specifically" understand "by concepts."

    There, in Europe, everyone is, of course, aware of the dirty games. And most of the key players keep the process in a stable state, because it is beneficial to them. But as soon as it becomes inconvenient, we will see some changes in positions, just due to venality and unprincipledness ...
  • bald
    bald April 5 2021 14: 44
    +1
    There is nothing bazaar, we are trying to talk about what has always been - the fucking states and their lures in Russia and you think it's only Navalny !? - damn laughter.
  • mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 5 2021 14: 44
    +1
    And what is it in the EU in general, someone blathers about the steps and actions of ASASHAY?
    To criticize the owner of Ni-no, all the more how sweetly they greeted Blinken and Co. in the EU after the victory of Bidon. What reliable that: Finally, the Boss, in the person of the categorical Trumpump, left and returned in the person of dear and close Beadon ...
    And there are no loud cries, they say - Europe must pay for its protection by the American army and other things ...
    And then someone else is itching to! Do you understand the growth of purchases of Russian oil by the United States worries them ...
    Here the third is not given - either everyone in the EU mobilizes and creates their own united army, conducts an independent policy, excluding the stupid copying of the Master's sanctions and asks ASASHAY to retire to / to Britain with all its equipment, or sit and be silent, thrusting your language into the NATO code of ethics. ..
  • bald
    bald April 5 2021 14: 53
    +1
    The EU rushes about, no matter how it comes out, it signed its own verdict, the EU, you understand that by acting under the states - they wrote a verdict for themselves.
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 15: 28
    +1
    The sheep sensed that they would soon lead them to the slaughterhouse laughing
  • hohohol
    hohohol April 5 2021 17: 10
    +1
    You need to understand, this is different
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 18: 40
    +1
    “We are working with the G20 countries to agree on a global minimum corporate tax rate that could stop the race to the bottom.” Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary. Yellen will also challenge the world's economic powers to focus on climate change and how to improve access to vaccines for the world's poorest countries. It will require $ 650 billion in new "Special Drawing Rights" - essentially lines of credit from the IMF that could help developing countries access more dollars. (Previous work stamped its stamp.) US. laughing As I understand it, they registered themselves as tax officers. laughing Do not understand correctly.

    The states need money. They want to shake up taxes from their corporations.

    But scat

    a) corporations will rush into foreign jurisdictions

    b) due to high rates, the competitiveness of the American office will fall

    Therefore, they are trying to incite other countries to raise taxes. laughing they are either absolutely zombified or really Ku ... ku.
  • Hiller
    Hiller April 5 2021 19: 24
    +1
    What is allowed to a cat is not allowed to a kitten .. that's the whole principle!
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 5 2021 20: 08
    +1
    "to stop the race to the bottom" is not casual underlined in the text. They all understand - everything rushes to the kirdyk.

    Their lotions will not help. laughing
  • Antagonist
    Antagonist April 5 2021 21: 40
    +4
    For the first time, Russia has become the third largest oil supplier to the United States after Canada and Mexico.

    Let's launch SP2 and how we will begin to put pressure on everyone, and on Europe, otherwise we will turn off the gas, and on the United States, otherwise we will stop supplying oil bully