Russian Ships continue to Unload Oil in Europe

Russian ships have continued to unload oil in Europe despite the European Union’s proposed complete import ban on all Russian oil.

Gazprom announced Sunday that the company has continued delivering gas to Europe through Ukraine. A company spokesperson said that Gazprom has been transiting Russian gas according to the “requirements of European consumers.”

The European Union is Russia’s top oil client. The EU imports 2.2 million barrels of crude daily. 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in her speech at the European Parliament plenary Wednesday, said that the EU must address its dependency on Russian oil, including seaborne and pipeline, crude and refined. 

“We will make sure that we phase out Russian oil in an orderly fashion, in a way that allows us and our partners to secure alternative supply routes and minimises the impact on global markets,” said von der Leyen.

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