Already 20 European Gas Buyers Have Opened Accounts at Gazprombank
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Already 20 European gas buyers have opened accounts at Gazprombank
The prospect of freezing without gas in cold weather does not attract the “Western partners” at all – according to Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-12/ten-more-european-gas-buyers-open-ruble-accounts-for-payments), a source close to Gazprom, says that 20 foreign companies already have accounts and 14 more customers have requested the documents necessary to open them.
Under the new scheme, payments from four companies have already been accepted, and payments from other buyers should be made at the end of this month
European buyers have been trying for weeks to figure out how they can comply with Vladimir Putin’s order to pay for Russian gas in rubles starting April 1 and not get caught up in EU sanctions. Under the new mechanism, customers must open two accounts: in foreign currency and in rubles at Gazprombank