Understanding the risks of sanctioning Russian oil

Understanding the risks of sanctioning Russian oil / Andreas Goldthau and Deborah Gordon, Op-Ed  Eurasia Outlook, May 13, 2014.


With secessionist events in Ukraine unfolding, further U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia remain a policy option. Russia’s oil sector fuels roughly forty percent of the country’s current budget, so finding an effective way to sanction it is an obvious target for the United States and its western allies. Before sanctioning Russian oil, however, it is essential to answer one key question: how will markets respond to eliminating exports from today’s largest global oil producer? The answer to this question is not reassuring—neither for Russia, nor the West. Any steps to sanction crude therefore should be considered with extreme caution…

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Danièle Revel (2014, 3 juin). Understanding the risks of sanctioning Russian oil. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 24 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/ob2o

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