Russia is feeling the pain of Europe’s oil embargo

By Julian Lee

11 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Oil prices are dropping, and that's hitting one of the Kremlin's main sources of revenue hard. Bloomberg shows how the EU oil embargo is having the intended effect—at least for now.

A near-total ban on imports of Russian crude into the European Union is finally hitting Russia's oil revenue. Concerns that it would provide the Kremlin with a windfall to fund its war in Ukraine have been confounded - for now.

The U.S. Administration feared that EU sanctions on Russia's seaborne crude, which came into effect on Monday, would send prices soaring. The particular worry was a ban on the provision of ships and services like insurance and financing for Russian cargoes moving anywhere in the world.

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