As the Financial Times wrote, Such a decision by Gazprom marked the first official cutoff of Russian gas supplies from Germany. Prior to this, two other importers, such as Uniper or RWE, agreed to Russian dictation and paid for gas in rubles.

Although officially the transfers were made in euros, they were exchanged for rubles after opening an account with Gazprombank.

Shell does not have such a possibility, because since the beginning of this year the company has “moved” to Great Britain. And this country, unlike the European Union, also imposed sanctions on Gazprombank, which makes it impossible to circumvent the system as in the case of other gas importers.

The company has already announced that Intends to gradually withdraw from the import of Russian oil and the search for other sources.

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